Pôle Sup' 93
Danish chamber players
Always in quest of artistic creation, violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc has performed in over 30 countries, as a soloist with orchestra, in recitals, or as a chamber musician -in a string quartet or, today, as the concerætaster of the Danish Chamber Players- in some of the world's best concert halls. Following awards in the Lipizer Competition, the Paganini Competition, Aspen Music Festival, Artists International Auditions, and the Long-Thibaud 1990 International Competition -where he was awarded Grand Prix and Special Audience Prize-, Stéphane Tran Ngoc has played in Carnegie Weill Hall, Paris’ Salle Gaveau, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs- Elysées, and Théâtre du Châtelet, Tokyo’s Suntori Hall and Beijing’s National Concert Hall. 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.
Among his recordings are the world premiere of the Serge Nigg Violin and Piano sonata (Grand Prix du Disque), the 6 Ysaye sonatas, a CD dedicated to Ravel, the Brahms Horn Trio, the Schumann sonatas, the Bach sonatas and partitas, all welcomed by the critics: «Stéphane Tran Ngoc plays with ease… he is a pure-bred musician… his tone is extremely delicate… the
result is just sublime ». Mr. Tran Ngoc’s studies include a degree from the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with 1st prize in violin and chamber music at the age of 15. He later came to the United States on a Fulbright Fellowship to study with Itzhak Perlman and later with Dorothy Delay at The Juilliard School.
Passionate about teaching, Mr. Tran Ngoc has taught at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon and the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music before being appointed as head of strings at the London College of Music. He is currently a violin professor at the Pôle Sup 93 (Paris). He has been invited to participate in many music festival and masterclass courses and was a jury member in several international competitions, including the Long-Thibaud competition.
Stephane tran Ngoc plays on a Francesco Gobetti violin of 1709 -a great example of the Venitian violin making - as well as on historical instruments. He is soloist in residence with the HBSO in Vietnam since 2015 and the French composer Suzanne Giraud has dedicated a violin concerto to him in 2014, a work then recorded in 2015.
He is also one o the few performers on the baritone violin since 2016, giving recitals on that instrument in Europe, the USA and Asia.