Vietnamese-French violinist will present to music lovers five pieces by French composers, including Saint-Saens’s Havanaise, Thais by Jules Massenet, Poeme by Ernest Chausson, Darius Milhaud’s Cinema-Fantasie sur “Le Boeuf sur le Toit”(cinema-fantasy on “The Ox on the Roof”), and Ravel’s Tzigane under the baton of conductor Tran Vuong Thach.
Stephane Tran Ngoc astonished HCMC's audiences in July, 2017 when he played as an encore a Paganini caprice, an enormously difficult piece written to display the violin’s technical possibilities.
Stephane Tran Ngoc was born in Paris. He graduated in violin and chamber music at the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music when he was 15 years old. He later went to the United States being awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study at Brooklyn College's Conservatory of Music where he graduated with a Master's Degree before pursuing a Professional Studies diploma and a Doctorate of Musical Art at The Juilliard School.
The violinist has shared his artistry and his passion in over thirty countries, as a soloist as well as a chamber musician, playing with orchestra, in sonatas or in a quartet in the world's leading halls . Following awards in the Lipizer Competition, the Paganini Competition, Aspen Music Festival, Artists International Auditions, and the Long-Thibaud International Competition where he was awarded Grand Prix and Special Audience Prize.
He has performed as a soloist with some of Europe's finest orchestras including the Radio-France Philharmonic, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, the Paris Ensemble Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Ile-de- France, and in Japan with the Shinsei Symphony Orchestra.
Tran Ngoc was one of the youngest violin teachers at the highest level in France at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon for several years before teaching for at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and being now appointed at the London College of Music where he is Head of Strings. He has been invited to participate in many music festivals and masterclass courses and has been a jury member in major international competitions.
The violinist lives in Europe, dividing his time between France and Denmark. He owns a violin made in 1709 by one of Venice’s greatest violin-makers, Francesco Gobetti.