New album Released February 3rd 2017
Music is Life. Since the origins of mankind, it has accompanied humanity through all its stages of evolution. It has always played an important part in spiritual ceremonies, rituals, celebrations, entertainment. But most of all, Music allows people from different nations, origins, backgrounds to reach out to one another. I have had the immense fortune to have been brought up in a bi-cultural background. My musical training since childhood was shared between the apprenticeship of western classical piano and ancestral traditional Vietnamese music through the Vietnamese Zither, the đàn tranh. This has allowed me to transcend “ borders” that frequently restrain different musical universes from merging. In my debut album Consonnances, I brought together the Vietnamese Zither and a classical string quartet. My second recording A Journey Between Worlds blended in the zither and the oriental Oud and percussion. But I still wanted to explore more. I wanted to reach out even further in my quest to bring music from all parts of the world together. My task was to bring vietnamese ancestral music to the encounter of instruments and traditions from other continents, while at the same time respecting the authenticity of each, in spirit or in form. In Beyond Borders, my greatest joy is to have been able to collaborate with outstanding musicians from Africa to America, from Europe to Asia. It is the continuation of my musical journeys, and I pray this will bring people of all nations together, to the understanding and mutual respect of each respective culture. I believe that Music brings peace to the soul, as it does to mankind.