A native of Montréal, Alexandra Nguyen maintains a diverse career as a collaborative pianist, teacher, and administrator. She has performed throughout the United States and Canada, with recent performances in Italy, Spain, and Malaysia, at venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), The Barns at Wolf Trap (Vienna, VA), Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Center (New York, NY), the Teatro Nacional (Panama City, Panama), the High Commission of Canada (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), and the Societé Pro Musica Chamber Music Series (Montréal, Canada). A sought-after collaborator, she has shared the stage with such artists as the Takács Quartet, baritone Patrick Mason, violinist Andrés Cárdenes, cellist David Requiro, and bassoonist Peter Kolkay, a long-standing partnership.
As Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado Boulder, Dr. Nguyen co-directs the graduate programs in collaborative piano. She serves as Chair of the Collaborative Performance Committee for the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy.
Suite Argentina para jugar con Andrea, Jorge Mockert (1958-2008) I. Candombe de la Solapa IV. Chacandrea El Coco, Fernando Zúñiga-Chanto (b. 1977) *World Premiere Pub: TrevCo Music Publisher Fernando Zúñiga-Chanto, Bassoon Alexandra Nguyen, Piano
Sonata No. 2, Damian Montaño (1976) Allegro angolare Largo abbattuto Scherzo leggero Allegro mobile Glitter and Be Gay (transcription by Andrew Bisantz), Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Pub: Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company, LLC Glenn Einschlag, Bassoon Alexandra Nguyen, Piano
Rasgueado, Robert Denham (b. 1973) Character Pieces on the Seven Dwarfs, Sy Brandon (b.1945) I. Doc II. Bashful III. Grumpy IV. Dopey V. Sleepy VI. Sneezy VII. Happy Pub: Co-Op Press Publisher A Sweep and the Deep, Paul Hunt (b. 1955) Pub: Self-Published Susan Maxwell, Bassoon Steven Maxwell, Tuba Paul Hunt, Composer/Trombone Alexandra Nguyen, Piano
Sonatina (2020), Charles Ingram (b. 1971) I. Midday Constitutional II. Pensive Reflections III. Skittish Disposition Richard Kravchak, Oboe Alexandra Nguyen, Piano Dream Triptych for solo oboe (2020), Quinn Mason (1996) Dream In Memory Reality William Wielgus, Oboe Sonata in b minor (1947), Ernest Washington Simms (1917-1975) Spirited-Controlled Fury-Rubato Moderato Andante Vivace William Wielgus, Oboe Alexandra […]
“Sonata Robusta for Bassoon and Piano”, Opus 55 (1980), James Cohn James Cohn (1928-2021) Allegro moderato Allegretto cantabile Adagio espressivo, Subito allegro con fuoco “A Door In The Sky” for Bassoon and Piano, for Eric Van Der Veer Varner, Patrick Harlin (b.1984) I. OUROBOROS Robert Williams, Bassoon Alexandra Nguyen, Piano
Open to the public – Purchase Tickets (Ticket included with conference registration.) Johanna Cox Pennington, oboe; Carpe Diem String Quartet A Single Voice for Oboe and String Quartet – Ezra Laderman (1924-2015) Darrel Hale, bassoon Enigma for Solo Bassoon – William Winstead (1942-2020) Ciara Glasheen-Artem, oboe; Brenda Ishikawa, piano An Chúillfhionn (The Fair Lady) […]
In the City at Night, Jenni Brandon (b. 1977) Chrysalis, Alyssa Morris (b. 1984) I. Caterpillar II. Within the Chrysalis III. Butterfly Pub: TrevCo Music Publishing Jessica Haislip, Oboe Alexandra Nguyen, Piano