FLEURS DE FRANCE – Music of Germaine Tailleferre and Messiaen Quynh Nguyen, classical pianist –
Virtuoso pianist Quynh Nguyen returns to the Montauk Library to perform a superb concert of works composed for the piano by French composers Germaine Tailleferre(1892-1983) as well by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). Both are regarded as major composers of the 20th century.
A graduate of The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music, Quynh Nguyen received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Graduate Center of City University of New York. Her dissertation, An Analysis of Olivier Messiaen’s Last Piano Solo Work:Les Petites Esquisses d’oiseaux, received the Barry Brook Dissertation award from the Graduate Center. Additionally, she is the recipient of several highly prestigious scholarships and awards. Dr. Nguyen currently serves on the music faculty of the Music Department at Hunter College, City University of New York, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival. Quynh Nguyen has performed throughout the USA, Europe, and Vietnam in notable concert venues. Her compact disc recordings can be found on the Arabesque Recordings, Naxos American Classics, and Music and Arts labels.