Award-winning Classical Guitarist, An Tran, will perform a concert on the Nachtmusik Concert Series on Friday, April 7 at 7:00PM.
Born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, An Tran is an award winning and active performing guitarist. Winning the 1st prize of the Vietnam National Guitar Competition at the age of 12, he has performed throughout the United States and Vietnam, both as a soloist as well as an active chamber musician alongside various instrumentalists. An made his most recent solo appearance playing Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2015.
In 2016, An won 1st prize in the 2016 Hamilton International Guitar Competition in Ontario, Canada where he will return as a guest artist in 2017. Other top prizes and awards include The Student Laureate Award of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, Society of American Musicians Guitar Competition, Evanston Music Club Competition, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, amongst others.
Deeply connected to his native country of Vietnam, An believes that the traditional music of his country should be heard and played by more people. It is his ambition to expose the world to the rich sounds that Vietnamese music has to offer.
An credits his first musical inspirations to his parents, who introduced music to him when he was in his mother’s womb. He received his initial musical training at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, where he studied with guitar lecturer Vu Viet Cuong. An Tran received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from North Park University where he studied guitar with Dr. Julie Goldberg and phenomenology of music with Dr. Tom Zelle. An completed his Master of Music from Yale University under the teaching of renowned guitarist/composer Benjamin Verdery. At the moment, An is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Northwestern University under the guidance of Anne Waller.
An performs exclusively on guitars made by Stephan Connor. Dates and more information can be found at www.anguitarist.com.