LOVE SPRINGS ETERNAL Concert May 17 Features Master Violinist
Thi Nguyen is the leading Vietnamese violinist of his generation. He was introduced to the violin by his father Mo Nguyen. At the age of fifteen, he was the youngest concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra during the Aspen Music Festival. As a teenager, Thi has won the Rotary Club, ASTA, the NCTA national Violin Competitions, the Victor International Violin Competition, Finalist of the Wieniawski International Competition, City of Houston Award for his performance in Wortham Hall, and enthusiastic reviews for his ongoing support of Vietnamese composers, which led to the premier of the Romance for Violin and Orchestra in La Mirada Theater by Vietnamese composer Lac Tran.
Hollywood musicians being a strong influence, Thi has broadened his performance experience from being a soloist in the film ‘The Phoenix Effect” as well as concertmaster for Monterey Symphony, Mozart Classical, Fresno Philharmonic, and the Modesto Philharmonic, to name a few. His concertmaster work also crosses into commercial music with Michael Bolton, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis. Thi also has well over 80 motion pictures and television scores to his credit.
His performance of The Butterfly Lover’s Violin Concerto closes our 2014-2015 season with exquisite elegance. Other concert pieces include Rossini: Overture to “The Barber of Seville” and Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in Bb Major, “Spring”, Op. 38.
The LOVE SPRINGS ETERNAL Concert begins at 3pm at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Admission is free; a $5 donation per seat is suggested. No reservation required; doors open at 2:30 pm. For further information call 562-941-5779 or 714-521-0774.