BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder, Artistic Director, Bao Anh Nguyen
Principal Bassoon with the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, South Korea from 2005 to 2010. Whilst there he participated in numerous commercial recordings, and with appearances in many important live television broadcasts of orchestral works, via the National Broadcasting network, namely Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Tchaikovsky’s 4th,5th symphonies, Britten’s War requiem, Messiaen Turangalila Symphony, Richard Strauss’s Symphonic poems, etc.
He is a founder member of the Happy Bassoon quintet (Seoul) 제 8회 정기연주회 Professional performance ensemble, founded 2007. Bao Anh Nguyen’s earlier career appearances as guest Principal Bassoon include Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony, Macao Orchestra, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, Malaysian National Symphony, Festival Orchestra (Bangkok), Shengzhen Symphony Orchestra.
Having studied with Martin Gatt, the former principal Bassoonist to the London Symphony Orchestra, currently/past Professor at the Royal College of Music in London, Nguyen successfully received the prestigious scholarship, “The Queen Elizabeth the Queen’s Mother Full Scholarship with maintenance”
Nguyen has appeared as a soloist and as the bassoon principal to several music festivals in Europe, including Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra (Germany), Carinthia Music Festival (Austria), Pablo Casal’s Music Festival (France), the British Youth Opera (UK). He was chosen at audition by Asian Youth Orchestra to join the orchestra from 1992 to 1994 (Asia) and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra 1997 (Germany) performing under, Lucas Foss, Eri Klas, Sergiu Comissiona, Leonard Slatkin respectively.
Bao Anh is a versatile musician, not only as a chamber player and a soloist but also as a guest principal Bassoon with various orchestras, namely in Seoul, Hong Kong, Macao, China, Malaysia, Thailand and his homeland, Vietnam. He has also appeared with the Opera Society of Hong Kong as Principal Bassoon consecutively since 2010.
He was a Member of the Symphony Orchestra of Next Generation under Maestro Shi-nik Halm( Seoul) And currently with Hong Kong Virtuosi.
Since 2016 Bao Anh became Artistic Director Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra (Saigon Vietnam), Current Director of the Hong Kong Bassoon Academy, and Bauhinia Musik Haus (Hong Kong). Bassoon faculty at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts