Luu Duc Anh is a brilliant pianist of his generation and currently is one of the most active classical music performers in Vietnam with numerous concerts every year. He is well-known for his versatility to perform brilliantly as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist. Born in 1993 in Hanoi, he began studying piano with his father, Associate Professor, Artist of merit Luu Quang Minh, one of the leading teachers in Accordion and Jazz in Vietnam. From 2000 to 2011, he studied at the National Academy of Music of Vietnam under the guidance of Prof. Tran Thu Ha. After finishing the Intermediate level, he continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Liège, Belgium, class of Prof.Jean Schils, with whom he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 2013 and Master’s degree in 2015.
In 2016, he received a full scholarship to pursue advanced studies at the Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden under the tuition of the famous professor and pianist Hans Palsson. Duc Anh also studied with internationally acclaimed professors such as Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Daniel Rivera Johan Schmidt…
During his studies, he has won numerous music awards including:
- Second prize at the Autumn Concours 2007 in Hanoi-Vietnam
- Second prize at the “Classical Sonata” competition 2009 in Sydney, Australia
- Second Prize at the 1st International Piano Competition 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam
- Second Prize at the Belgium-Luxembourg Piano Competition 2014 in Liège-Belgium
- First prize at the “Léopold Godowsky” International Piano Competition 2014 in Warsaw, Poland
- First prize at the “Andrée Charlier” Piano Competition 2015 in Charleroi-Belgium.
- First prize at the Stockholm International Piano Competition 2017 in Stockholm-Sweden.
- Special prize at the “Alain Marinaro” International Piano Competition 2017 in Collioure, France.
- Second prize (Chamber music Category) and Special prize for the best Vietnamese ensemble at the 1st Vietnam International Music Competition for Violin & Chamber music
Duc Anh is a regular guest soloist of Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and has also appeared as a soloist with the London Chamber Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire Royal de Liège under the baton of various conductors such as Jonas Alber, Honna Tetsuji, Christopher Warren-Green, Maritt Strindlund, Patrick Baton, Nguyen Thieu Hoa,…
He has appeared on many concert stages in Vietnam, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Australia, and Japan, also attended masterclass of well-known artists such as Dang Thai Son, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Tibor Szasz, Georg-Friedrich Schenck, Daniel Rivera, Johan Schmidt, Claude Bessmann, Susumu Aoyagi … He also received scholarships to participate in some prestigious music festivals such as the Kirishima International Music Festival in Japan and the Pablo Casals Festival in France.
In 2017, he co-founded Maestoso with 3 other colleagues, focusing on organizing classical concerts in Vietnam. The group has achieved great success with many large-scale concerts held at the Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam National Academy of Music, St.Joseph Cathedral of Hanoi…
With huge success in his musical career as well as his contribution to the classical music field in Vietnam, he was nominated in the Top 10 most brilliant young person of Hanoi in 2017 and Top 10 most promising young person of Vietnam in 2017, Finest Artist 2020 voted by Hanoi Grapevine. In 2018, he was invited to give a private performance for Mr. Prime Minister of France, Edouard Phillipe at Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi, Vietnam, and later for the Princess Victoria of Sweden at the same venue.
Besides an active concert schedule, he has started teaching at the Piano Department, Vietnam National Academy of music as the youngest lecturer of the department from 2018. Since then, many of his students have won top prizes at international and domestic competitions. Duc Anh has also served as a juror at the various competitions in Vietnam as well as giving masterclasses monthly for young Vietnamese students.
In 2019, he co-founded Inspirito School of Music and also served as the school’s headmaster. Inspirito has quickly become a leading music center in Hanoi with a quality team of pedagogues and numerous successful projects. In 2021, the school is co-operating with Goethe-Institut Hanoi for a project of a monthly concert featuring modern and contemporary music.