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Teaching Dates 
July 4 - 13

Teaching Languages
English, Vietnamese

Praised for his “exquisite playing” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner, violinist Chuong Vu has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber music collaborator in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, with repertoire ranging from early baroque to modern music. The Saigon Times writes that "Chuong Vu is an instrumentalist to treasure. Not only does he play with exquisite tone and superb technical virtuosity, but he also clearly loves the music, and loves playing it."

A regular soloist with all major Vietnamese orchestras, including Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra (HBSO), and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Chuong has appeared as a guest soloist with Sun Symphony Orchestra and Vietnam Classical Players (Vietnam), Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra (Kazakhstan), Sun Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra (Taiwan), Ferruccio Busoni Chamber Orchestra (Italy), Orchestra of Slovak Radio and Television (Slovakia), Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra (Brazil), Chihuahua Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), and Symphony Orchestras of Fargo-Moorhead, Plano, Richardson, San Angelo, Wichita Falls, and UNT Baroque Orchestra (USA), among others. He has performed a diverse concerto repertoire and popular works for violin and orchestra. Conductors under whom Chuong has performed as a soloist include Clay Couturiaux, Hector Guzman, and David Itkin (USA), Raúl Velázquez (Mexico), Kalle Kuusava (Finland), Nathalie Marin and Olivier Ochanine (France), Alexander Mickelthwate (Germany), Shlomo Mintz (Israel), Massimo Belli (Italy), Paul Leenhouts (Holland), Wojciech Czepiel (Poland), Branislav Hronec (Slovakia), Christopher Zimmerman (UK), Honna Tetsuji (Japan), Fouad Fakhouri (Lebanon), Ai Kuang Sun (Taiwan), Fi Fi Le (Vietnam-Macedonia), and Tran Vuong Thach (Vietnam), among others.

An avid chamber musician, Chuong has been heard at Festival Internacional de Música do Pará, Euro Music Festival and Academy, Boston Early Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, HBSO's Autumn Melodies Art Festival, and Vietnam Connection Music Festival, as well as at concert series such as Fine Art Chamber Players, Live at Dallas Steinway Hall, and Chamber Music International. Notable collaborators in concerto and chamber music performances include Shlomo Mintz, Stephanie Chase, Nai-Yuan Hu, Kyung Sun Lee, Cynthia Roberts, Vilmos Szabadi, Chen Xi, Bui Cong Duy, Susan Dubois, Eugene Osadchy, Jeff Bradetich, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Max Levinson, Christoph Hammer, and Paul Leenhouts, among others.


Chuong's solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast live on Ho Chi Minh City Television, Vietnamese National Television, and Brazilian TV Cultura Canal 2. Further highlights include a solo performance of the U.S. National Anthem with the Open Classical Orchestra for an audience of more than 40,000 at the national-televised Texas Rangers game at the Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 29, 2016 and appearances as the featured soloist with the HBSO Symphony Orchestra, performing the violin concertos by Barber and Sibelius at the special concerts to celebrate 20 years of the Vietnam-U.S. diplomatic relationship and 100 years of Finland's Independence Day, respectively, and a concert tour of 6 major cities in Vietnam with pianist Maxime Zecchini in an official event organized by the French Institute in Vietnam to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and France.

Chuong, a strong proponent of new and contemporary music, has premiered works by many composers, including Robert Nelson, William Coble, and Jonathan Leshnoff. Composers PQ Phan, Dang Hong Anh, and Vu Viet Anh have written and dedicated their works to him.

Chuong Vu holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Houston, a graduate artist certificate and a doctorate from the University of North Texas. Dr. Vu has held teaching positions at the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Euro Arts Academy. His students have been prizewinners in national and international music competitions. He has given masterclasses in the US, Brazil, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Taiwan, and Vietnam. In 2019, he served as the Deputy Chair of the Organizing Committee and a jury member of the Vietnam International Music Competition for Violin and Chamber Music. In 2020, he was invited to join the pre-selection jury for the George Enescu International Competition (Romania). In 2023, he served as a jury member for the X International Violin Competition "Astana-Violin" 'In Memory of David Oistrakh' (Kazakhstan).

As the artistic director of the Vietnam Connection Music Festival and artistic advisor of the Vietnam International Music Competition, Dr. Vu is actively involved in the process of finding new sponsorship for the organizations, creating music programs to be performed at the festival, inviting international artists to the festival, and judging the competition.

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