In her Wollongong debut, Melbourne pianist Ann Thu Nguyen will present a concert of fantasies and impromptus from some of the great piano composers: Beethoven; Chopin; and Debussy.
1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 27 No. 1, Sonata Quasi una Fantasia
i. Andante - Allegro - Andante
ii. Allegro molto e vivace
iii. Adagio con expressione
iv. Allegro vivace
2. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2, Sonata Quasi una Fantasia 'Moonlight'
i. Adagio sostenuto
iii. Presto agitato
3. Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp major, Op. 36
4. Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major, Op. 51
5. Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
iii. Clair de lune
6. Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
Ann Thu Nguyen
(MMus, BMus (Hons), FTCL, LMusA, AMusA)
Born in Sydney, Ann began learning piano through her mother before starting lessons at the age of 6. She furthered her love for music with violin lessons from the age of 8. As a young academy musician, Ann received early musical training and performance studies in ANAM (Australian National Academy of Music) and became a member of AYMA (Australian Young Musicians Academy).
In 2007, Ann attained AMusA (Associate Diploma in Music, Australia) qualifications, and in 2010, she achieved her LMusA (Licentiate Diploma in Music, Australia) in Piano Performance. In 2012, Ann was awarded the FTCL (Fellowship Diploma in Piano Performance, Trinity College of Music - London). She subsequently completed a Bachelor of Music within two years at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, with First Class Honours. During these years she was awarded five prestigious scholarships for excellence: the Francis Quinn Arts Encouragement Award (2014), the DW Gardiner Fund Award (2016), Florence Menk Meyer Prize (2016), Madeleine Orr Scholarship (2017) and the Grace Funston Scholarship (2018). She continued her studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music completing an Honours degree in 2016, then a Master of Music Performance in 2018, again obtaining First Class Honours. Ann has performed and continues to perform as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.