Pianist Luu Hong Quang was born on October 10, 1990, in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is an outstanding young piano talent of Vietnam and Australia, highly appreciated by Vietnamese and international experts for his skillful performance techniques and impressive, emotional performance style. Luu Hong Quang studied at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, the Australian International Conservatory of Music, and University of Montreal, Canada. During his performance career, he had opportunities to perform with famous Vietnamese orchestras and many countries worldwide. He is also honored to win many prestigious awards in international piano competitions and noble awards from State of Vietnam.
Pianist Luu Hong Quang grew up in a well-to-do family and had a tradition of education for generations. His father is Associate Professor - Doctor - Distinguished Artist Luu Quang Minh, former Deputy Director of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, a prestigious and experienced person teaching and performing the accordion and Jazz music in Vietnam. His mother is businesswoman Phan Hong Chau, Director of Hy Vong Tourism and Service Joint Stock Company (Esperantotur), an original Hanoian woman who inherited the cultural quintessence of the civilized land from the religious tradition family education. Growing up in a well-to-do family, Luu Hong Quang has always been trained and molded from his young age. He is continuously improving his knowledge and cultivating himself.
His beloved father lifted the first musical note; the professional musical path of the artist Luu Hong Quang also started very early. In 1996, Luu Hong Quang passed the entrance exam to the piano department of the Vietnam National Academy of Music and studied in the class of Professor - Doctor - People's Teacher Tran Thu Ha. Under the guidance of a dedicated teacher, Luu Hong Quang's playing technique is increasingly perfect. His notes are more and more soaring and becoming more soulful. Setting himself strict requirements, Luu Hong Quang, with his efforts, has gradually overcome new limits of himself.
The year 2007 was an essential milestone in Luu Hong Quang's learning journey when he received a full scholarship from the Australian International Conservatory of Music to study University here, officially choosing a thorny and challenging path. Along with the knowledge he has cultivated while studying in his home country, the young artist's level has become more and more skillful and sublimated under the guidance of Professor Kyunghee Lee at the Australian International Conservatory of Music. Professor Kyunghee Lee commented on his students: “Quang is a very talented and hard-working student, not only does he have exceptional skills and application to the piano but he is also an intelligent and honest student whose good character should be commended”.
During this time, Luu Hong Quang began to reap prestigious awards in piano competitions in Australia, such as First prize in piano competitions organized by Sydney Eisteddfod, including Kawai Piano Award, Chopin Piano Award, 19th Century Piano Award, Piano Recital Award; First prize in Australia-wide Lev Vlassenko competition for ages 16-30 (with four extra prizes). During this time, he was also honored to perform with many famous orchestras such as Hanoi Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra from Florence (Italy), Symphony Orchestra Queensland (Australia), KOZY Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Orchestra (Sydney), Wuhan Symphony Orchestra (China). The opportunity to compete in international piano competitions and perform with famous orchestras in the world is a great source of encouragement for the artist, helping him be more stable on his music career.
In 2011, Luu Hong Quang had the opportunity to meet Professor - People's Artist Dang Thai Son when he received a full scholarship from the Kirishima International Music Festival, Japan. In addition to the opportunity to work and learn from the famous artist, he also had a performance at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.
Then, in 2013, Luu Hong Quang was honored to be invited by Professor - People's Artist Dang Thai Son to duet perform in the concert: "Dang Thai Son - New Sound in 20th Century" taking place on the evening of 4th December 2013 at the Hanoi Opera House. The concert included works by composers in the world in the early of 20th century and some contemporary works by Vietnamese authors. Luu Hong Quang performed a duet with People's Artist Dang Thai Son in 4 works by French composer, Francis Poulenc; awe-inspiring was the reciprocal Elégie - one of Poulenc’s most significant works. The performance left a deep and strong impression on the audience.
With the premise of valuable knowledge and rich performance experience, in 2014, Luu Hong Quang started a new journey in his learning path when he studied for a Master's degree in performing at the University of Montreal, Canada, under the tutelage of Professor - People's Artist Dang Thai Son. Here, under the guidance of the respected teacher, his music vision became more and more open, and his performance technique became more and more perfect and refined. When talking about Luu Hong Quang, Professor - People's Artist Dang Thai Son also gave his preference when commenting on the student: "His level of pianistic professionalism is high and I am impressed by his degree of artistry, Mr Luu demonstrate great musical creativity and control on stage, and posseses an enticing stage presence." In December 2015, Luu Hong Quang graduated with a Master's degree in piano performance here.
After graduating from the University of Montreal, Canada, Luu Hong Quang returned to Australia. Currently, Luu Hong Quang is a music teacher at University and Master's degree, majoring in Solo and Chamber music, Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA), Sydney, Australia.
On the musical journey with tireless efforts, Luu Hong Quang has been honored to win many prestigious awards in international piano competitions. In addition, he was also awarded many noble awards by the State of Vietnam to recognize of his contributions to the country's music industry. This is a great encouragement and motivation for him to try harder and devote more to music.
International Awards of The Artist Luu Hong Quang
- Third Prize of the International Piano Competition Valtidone - Italy 2006.
- Special Prize at the 4th Chopin International Piano Competition - Asia in Tokyo in 2006.
- First prize of Recital Award – Australia – 2008.
- Second Prize in Valtidone International Piano Competition (Italy) – 6/2008.
- First Prize of Chopin Competition – Sydney – 2009.
- Third Prize of the 1st International Piano Competition in Hanoi (Vietnam) – September 2010.
- First Prize of the 19th Century Piano Competition – Sydney – 2010.
- Third Prize of the 20th and 21st Century Piano Competition – 2010 Australia.
- Third prize of Russian Piano Competition – 2010 Australia.
- First prize and four sub-prizes of the 7th Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition - 2011.
- Second Prize of the International Piano Competition Euregio Piano Award 2015.
- Second Prize of Cita Di Oleggio International Piano Competition - Italy 2018.
State of Vietnam Awards of the Artist Luu Hong Quang
- "Ten Typical Young Citizen of the Nation" in 2006;
- "Ten Typical Young Citizen of the Capital" in 2011;
- Third-class Labor Medal awarded by the State President in 2011;
- Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister in 2009;
- "Good Person Good Deed" awarded by the Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee in 2007;
- Certificate of Merit from the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2008;
- One of fifteen Vietnamese Seeds voted by Vietnam Seed Fund in 2012;
- One of the Ten Typical Outstanding Citizen of the Nation in 2017.
Major Concerts of the Artist Luu Hong Quang
- Performed with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Hidemi Suzuki at the Hanoi Opera House in 2009.
- Performed with the Metropolitan Orchestra of Australia with conductor Sarah-Grace Williams in 2009.
- Performed with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Honna Tetsuji to celebrate Chopin's 200th birthday at the Hanoi Opera House in 2010.
- Performed with Vietnam Ballet Orchestra with conductor Nguyen Thieu Hoa in the "Autumn Melodies" concert at Hanoi Opera House in 2010.
- Performed with an orchestra from Florence, Italy with conductor Lorenzo Skanderberg in the 2010 Toyota Classic concert;
- Performed with Queensland Symphony Orchestra from Australia with conductor Edward Tchivzhel in 2011;
- Solo performance in the anniversary of "Australia Independence Day" organized by the Australian Embassy at Hanoi Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City in 2011;
- Performed with the symphony orchestra of the Vietnam National Academy of Music with conductor Christian Schumann at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in Japan in 2012;
- Performing with the symphony orchestra of the Vietnam National Academy of Music with conductor Le Phi Phi at the Hanoi Opera House in the BIDV concert program;
- Performing with the symphony orchestra of the Vietnam National Academy of Music with conductor Carlos Lopez at the Hanoi Opera House in the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam National Academy of Music;
- Solo performance in the concert "Emerging artists Series" organized by Themes and Variations Piano Showroom in 2012;
- Solo performance in the concert "Young Asian talents Introduction" held in Paris - France in 2013;
- Solo performance in the concert "Piano Talents Introduction" organized by Steinway-Sons Group in New Zealand in 2013;
- Premiere performance in Montreal, Canada, at the Bourgie concert hall in November 2015;
- Premiere performance in China with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra and conductor Stephano Vignati in March 2016.
- Solo performance on the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam National Academy of Music on November 24th, 2016.
- Performed in Kuching, Sibu, and Miri- Malaysia organized by Miri Orchestra & Choir Society (MOC) and Barakh Music in collaboration with SarawakMiri Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism in January 2017.
- Performed with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Mark Kadin in the concert "Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky" at the Hanoi Opera House on March 10th, 2017.
- Toured in some countries in Europe: UK, Germany, Italy, Iceland in May 2018.
- Solo performance in the French - Vietnamese cultural exchange program in Ceret, France on October 16th, 2018.
- Solo performance in the charity concert "Evolution", organized by Maestoso Music Development Joint Stock Company and exclusive sponsor Eva Airways at Hanoi Opera House on October 3rd, 2018.
- Performed with pianist Luu Duc Anh and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Honna Tetsuji in the "Brahms Piano Concertos" concert at Hanoi Opera House on November 18th, 2019.
- Performed with artist Samuel Dharma in the concert "The Young Brahms and Schumann" at Australia Piano World, Australia, on November 1st, 2019.
- Duet performed with pianist Luu Duc Anh in the concert "Ode to Joy" to celebrate the 250th birthday anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven composer at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, on January 5th, 2020.
- Performed with Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Warwick Tyrrell in the concert "Back in Bloom" in Australia in March 2021.