Piano high school student presents 1st solo

Young pianist Nguyen The Cuong Quoc performed classical music in a concert at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on September 24.

      Nguyen The Cuong Quoc

The pianist performed works by famous composers such as Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Ravel together with the Ho Chi Minh City Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Nguyen Anh Son.

Cuong Quoc, 17, is a 12th grader in HCMC and a student at the HCMC Conservatory of Music.

The young pianist was introduced to piano when he was four years old and entered the Conservatory of Music at eight.

He received several awards at local and international piano competitions such as the Per Giovanni Piano Competition in 2003, Bradshaw & Buono Piano Contest in New York in 2005, and Autumn Young Talent Concours Contest in Hanoi in 2007.

By Viet Ha – Translated by Khanh Huy

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