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Meet VYO Coaches

Besides the advisors and the conductor, the Vietnam Youth Orchestra also has a group of talented coaches who will accompany the young people throughout the rehearsals. Let meet the coaches of the VYO!


I. The coaches of the String section


Violinist Nguyễn Hà Linh

Education: Vietnam National Academy of Music, Candidate 2009

Principal teacher: Đỗ Xuân Thắng

Master classes joined: Prof. Qian Zhou, Moni Simeonov

Competition:

- 2017 Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival and Competition (Thailand) - First Violin of Hanoi Girls String Quartet, special award by Usaburo Sato for chamber music group

- Third prize ( Chamber Music _ Lespoir Trio) in Vietnam International Music Competition for Violin and Chamber Music in 2019

- Third prize (Chamber Music _ Lespoir Trio) in Hanoi Autumn Music Competition in 2019

Scholarships:

- 2018, 2019, 2020 Kumho Asiana Scholarship and Cultural Foundation

- Vietnam National Academy of Music Scholarship

- Đào Minh Quang’s Scholarship for Valedictorian 2018

- Toyota Scholarship for Young Vietnamese Music Talents 2020

Performance experiences: Hanoi Chamber Orchestra, Ha Noi Philharmonic Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Sun Symphony Orchestra, Chiangmai Symphony Orchestra, Osaka kyoiku University Symphony Orchestra

Festivals:

• 2015 Saigon Chamber Music, Vietnam

• 2017 Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival and Competition, Thailand

• 2019 Singapore Violin Festival


Violinist Đỗ Ngọc Thảo My was born and raised in a family with a musical tradition. She graduated with a Violin major from the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Thảo My studied violin under the tutelage of artist Đỗ Xuân Thắng - who nurtured a love of music in her. Since then, Thảo My has had a diverse journey of learning and experiences.

In 2013, she was invited by Norwegian project Transposition to attend the international music festival in Valdres, Norway. She was also honored to receive the Asia Youth Orchestra Scholarship, Toyota Music Scholarship. Thảo My toured with the Asia Youth Orchestra in the US, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Taiwan. She also performed with the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam Symphony Orchestra, Concert of Childhood Memory (2017, 2019).


Violist Phùng Hoài Thu was born in 1995, started learning violin at the age of 5 with artist Trần Mạnh Hùng. After that, she continued to study at intermediate level with Dr. Bùi Công Duy. At the same time, she practiced viola as a second major. During her studies, she attended master classes taught by foreign professors.

In 2017, she won the first prize of the 18th Maria Yudina International Competition (Chamber Concert) and the first prize of the International Music Concour "Creativity and Preservation" (Violin & Viola, age 18) held. in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

In 2012 and 2013, she attended a music summer camp in Norway twice. For two consecutive years in 2013 and 2014, with a major in viola, she practiced and performed with the Asian Youth Orchestra in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Singapore. In the same year, she also practiced and performed with the Southeast Asian youth orchestra in Thailand.

In 2014, she passed the entrance exam to Saint Petersburg Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov in Russia.

In 2019, she and the quartet Amici won the second prize of the international music competition for Violin and Vietnam Chamber Orchestra.


Cellist Lưu Ly Ly started studying cello at the age of 11 at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and graduated with a major in cello performance at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia. Artist Lưu Ly Ly has performed in many places around the world such as Summer Music Festival in Norway, Palaces of Saint Petersburg - Palaces of Crimea held for the first time in Crimea, Russia in 2018, Yes Academy in Thailand. Currently, she is a member of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.



Contrabassist Vũ Cẩm Tú was born in 2002 in a family with a musical tradition. She started learning and playing Contrabass in 2013. During her studies, she had many opportunities to participate in large and small orchestras in the country.

In 2015, she won the gold prize of the National Young Talent Competition.

She used to participate in summer classes in San Diego (2016), New York (2017) - USA and Taiwan National Orchestra Summer Camp (2019).

She is currently a second-year university student at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and a member of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.



II. The coaches of the woodwind section


Flutist Nguyễn Quỳnh Oanh Started studying flute in 2006 and graduated in 2017 from the Vietnam National Academy of Music. For many years in a row, she won the school's scholarship for excellent students, the kumho scholarship and the Korean keb scholarship. She has participated in many classical concerts of the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, the Concert of Childhood memory, the musical by director Phi Phi Anh, 35 shows at Lespace 2016 and 2017. Currently, she is a member of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.




Clarinetist Tạ Trung Đức was born in 1990 in Hanoi. He was born in a family with a father who was a clarinetist and saxophonist, but because of his livelihood, he could not continue his passion. He - his youngest son fell in love with the clarinet after hearing his father perform once.

In 1999, Tạ Trung Đức was admitted to Hanoi Conservatory of Music (Now the Vietnam National Academy of Music) and studied under the guidance of clarinet teacher, Master Nguyễn Quốc Bảo.

In 2007, for the first time, he participated in the music competition "Autumn Concours" held in Hanoi and won the second prize "Symphony Orchestra - Auditorium" and also won the award "The Quintet performed the best Vietnamese play".

In 2008, he passed the entrance exam and was selected to perform with the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra held in Thailand.

In 2012, he and the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra performed in the event "Asian Orchestra Week" held in Tokyo Japan.

In 2014, he graduated from majoring in clarinet performance at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Since June 2014, he has officially been a member of the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra and has held the position of clarinet conductor until now.

In May 2018, he and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra toured in Nanning, China.

In July 2018, he and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra participated in a tour in Tokyo, Japan.

In July 2019, he and some members of the orchestra attended the Gala Concert "Asia in Resonance" held in Tokyo Japan.

Up to now, he has participated with the orchestra and performed hundreds of concerts throughout the provinces and cities. Not only is he a clarinet leader, he is also a solo saxophonist. Inheriting the love for art from his father, he constantly learns and implements that passion. For him, the clarinet is his right arm, and the saxophone is his powerful left arm


Oboist Phan Việt Cường studied Oboe very early at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music (now the Vietnam National Academy of Music). During his studies, he excellently received many full scholarships to study abroad in different universities such as Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (1992-1994), Saint-Maur National Conservatory, French Republic (1995-1996), University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna - Austria (Republic of Austria) (2004-2005)

In 1995, he was recruited into the Asian Youth Orchestra to perform on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in the United States and some countries in Asia.

During the past 20 years, he has been an Oboe lecturer at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and has performed with the Hanoi Philharmornic Orchestra and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.



Bassoonist Văn Thanh Hà was born in 1983.

From 1995 to 2007, he studied Bassoon at the Vietnam National Academy of Music under the teaching of Associate Professor - Excellent Teacher Nguyễn Phúc Linh.

In 2003, 2005, 2006, he performed with the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra.

In 2004, he joined the Nagoya Orchestra, Japan.

In 2005, he received the First Prize in the ASEAN Symphonic Band Competition, held in Bangkok, Thailand.

In 2007, he attended an advanced course in orchestration in Sweden under the tutelage of Professor Asger Sevendsen.

In 2011, he practiced and performed in Norway.

Since 2008, he has been a Bassoon artist in the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

At the end of 2011, Ha performed in the United States with the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra.

In July 2013, he and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra performed successfully in Italy on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Italy under the noble patronage of the Italian President.

In 2012, he joined the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra to participate in a music week in Japan

In 2013, he and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra toured in major cities in Japan in the program (Japan concert tour 2013) sponsored by Toyota.

Currently, he is the leader of Bassoon, the leader of the woodwind group and a soloist of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.



III. The coaches of the brass section



Trumpeter Phạm Thế Hoành is a trumpet player who is born and raised in Hanoi. He started playing the trumpet in 2003 at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. He worked with many different orchestras in Hanoi such as Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, Hanoi Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, in 2020 he and fellow brass artists founded the Hanoi Brass Quintet group and the Brass community in Hanoi. Currently, he is a trumpet player at the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and teaches the trumpet at the British Vietnamese International school and the British International School.



Trombonist Trần Hiền graduated Trombone major from the Vietnam National Academy of Music in 1991. Since then, he has participated in many performances with domestic and foreign orchestras and has been a solo artist with the orchestra. Meritorious Artist Trần Hiền is a member of the Hanoi Brass Band, used to teach at Hue Conservatory of Music. Currently, he is the leader of the Trombone group at the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.



French Hornist Tạ Tiến Đạt was born in 1984. In 1999, he studied Horn at the Vietnam National Academy of Music under the tutelage of Master Phạm Quốc Chung. He performed with the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra continuously in 2003, 2005, 2006. In 2004, he performed with the Nagoya Orchestra, Japan in the Pacific Music Festival. In 2005, he received the First Prize in the ASEAN Symphonic Band Competition, held in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2007, he attended an advanced course in orchestration in Sweden under the tutelage of Professor Asger Sevendsen. In early 2011, he joined the advanced study, practiced, and performed with the Royal Norwegian Orchestra. At the end of 2016 he attended the Horn Festival held in Kirishima Japan. From 2008 until now, he has been the leader of the horn group in the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.



IV. The coaches of the percussion section



Percusssionist Nghiêm Mạnh Tuấn was born in 1980. He studied percussion at the Hanoi Conservatory in 1998 and graduated in 2002 (now the Vietnam National Academy of Music). He used to be a member of the band called Bức Tường from 2003 to 2013. In 2011, he was a percussion member of the Go Group, performed many shows in Hanoi, and had a tour in the US. In the same year, he performed with the symphony orchestra in the United States. In 2013 and 2018 he had 2 tours throughout Japan with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. From 2009 to now, he is an official member of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra



Pianist Nguyễn Thái Hà was born in 1995, started studying piano at the Vietnam National Academy of Music at the age of 6 under the guidance of Master - Meritorious Artist - Former Dean of Piano Faculty Hoàng Vĩnh Hương and Dr. Nguyễn Hoàng Phương. She often attended master classes taught by foreign professors, such as Professor Tim Ovens (the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria), Professor Jean Louis Haguenauer (France), Pianist, and international conductor Darío Alejandro Ntaca,... Thái Hà won several scholarships such as the Toyota scholarship for young Vietnamese musical talents with outstanding achievements (2014), Yamaha scholarship for students Outstanding Student in Piano Department (2015), Kumho Asiana Vietnam Cultural Foundation Scholarship. In 2019, Thái Hà became the valedictorian, graduating from the University of Piano Faculty of the Vietnam National Academy of Music. She was registered in the gold book at the Temple of Literature and was awarded a certificate of merit by the Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee as one of the 86 excellent valediaries of Hanoi city in 2019. In August 2019, she was a member of the L'espoir Trio, won Bronze Medals and a special award for the most promising ensemble in an international music competition held in Vietnam for violin and chamber ensemble. In the same year, she and L'espoir also won 3rd prize (no first prize) in "Autumn Music Competition". She has participated in solo and ensemble performances in many shows in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, performed solo with the symphony orchestra of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. She also performed in Thailand (in 2019) and Tokyo, Japan (in 2020). She is also taking on the role of pianist for the Korean Children's Choir in Hanoi, the student choir of the University of Natural Sciences, and accompaniment for the Korean Women's Choir in Hanoi. Thái Hà also attended performances for charity concerts such as Winter Warmth, Loving Autumn 2019. She used to be a volunteer of a non-profit educational project teaching music to children with difficult circumstances in Hanoi. She is currently a member of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

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