Nguyen Bao Anh, ARCM
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.
Solo performances with the Deajeon Philharmonic Orchestra include, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante, Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante, Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concertos, with other intensive chamber music works with principal players from the orchestra.
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”. He also attained the Concerto winner to perform Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto with Royal College of Music Chamber Orchestra.
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 Scheswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra 1997 (Germany) performing under, Lucas Foss, Eri Klas, Sergiu Comissiona, Leonard Slatkin, Hartmut Haenchen 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 is currently also a Member of the Symphony Orchestra of Next Generation under Maestro Shi-nik Halm( Seoul)
Director of the Hong Kong Bassoon Academy and Bauhinia Musik Haus. Teaching Bassoon at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts(Hong Kong).
Bao also has a Passionate interest in Tango music and film Photography