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Hoang H. Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American concert pianist , jazz musician and university professor in Orange County, California. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Claremont Graduate University and currently teaches applied music, class piano, and keyboard harmonization at Santa Ana College.

Dr. Hoang H. Nguyen performed internationally as soloist at prestigious venues such as Cite des Arts in Paris (France), Basilica de St. Pedro in Perugia (Italy), Hanoi Opera House (Vietnam), Musco Performing Arts Center (USA) as well as in concerts at the Brown Foundation Performing Arts Center (Houston), Chopin High School of the Arts in Bytom (Poland), Lausanne University of Music (Switzerland), and Goethe Institute of Bangkok (Thailand). He has been featured as soloist with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Perugia Il Solisti Orchestra, California State Fullerton University Orchestra, and Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra. A passionate of chamber music and two pianos repertoires, he has collaborated with world-class artists such as Eduardo Delgado, Grace Fong, Ning An, Eliot Lawson, and Bao-Thi Nguyen.

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, his musical studies started at the National Music Academy, then at the age of 15 in France, and six years later in the United States. He received diplomas from Conservatory of Versailles (CRR de Versailles), Conservatory of Paris (CRR de Paris), California State University, Fullerton, and Indiana University in Bloomington. His teachers includes French pianists Desire N’kaoua and Olivier Gardon, Belgian pianist Evelyne Brancart, Argentinian pianist Eduardo Delgado, American pianists Grace Fong and Stewart Gordon, and summer coaching with Vietnamese-Canadian-1980 Chopin Competition winner pianist Dang Thai Son. He won the CSUF University Concerto competition and was a finalist at the Los Angeles Liszt International Competition. He was the special musical guest to perform at the Gala Celebrating Cal State Fullerton 50 years anniversary.

Dr. Hoang Nguyen's students have won numerous prizes including first places at MTAC-OC Concerto Competition, Theme Festival as well as admission to top four years universities in Southern California.

Besides classical repertoire, he also studied jazz with Grammy-Award winning pianist Bill Cunliffe and performed at various jazz clubs in southern California. He has appeared in numerous interviews and medias across Vietnamese-American Televisions such as channels of VTV 1,VTV 6, SBTN, Saigon TV, Vietface TV as well as live performances for Thuy Nga’s Paris By Night. To see where you can find Dr. Hoang Nguyen next performances, please visit www.hoangnguyen.net.


"I have studied piano since I was a young child and Hoang Nguyen has been my best teacher. As a concert pianist with an advanced degree in performance, he has an extensive understanding of the repertoire. Hoang teaches the musical line-where a piece is going and how to get there. He has high standards but is altogether patient and gentle with his students. I recommend him highly for students at all levels who have a serious interest in the piano and in playing great music." Ira T. Lott, MD. Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, UCI School of Medicine & Director of the Orange County Children Hospital

"For the past 9 years, we have had the honor of having Hoang Nguyen as our daughters’ piano instructor. He was highly recommended to us as a wonderful instructor with the best temperament and patience for young students. Immediately after the first lessons, both of our daughters were impressed and highly excited to study under Hoang’s tutelage. Hoang is a teacher who possesses great passion and knowledge for music. He instills a sense of dedication and confidence in our daughters’ piano training but always maintains the lessons to be fun and exciting. He tailors the lessons to the strength of the student’s ability by understanding the student’s interest as well as needs. He teaches a wide array of musical genres to keep the student’s interest and focus. He consistently challenges his students by involving them in recitals, level tests, or simply performing for community services. Aside knowing Hoang as a piano instructor, we are also honored to have experience Hoang’s numerous solo performances. His passion and dedication clearly define him as a renowned performer. Through the years, he is not just a piano teacher but also a mentor for my daughters. It is with great pleasure and honor to have him as our daughters’ piano teacher. We have the utmost respect and highest regard for him as a person and a wonderful piano teacher." Tu H. Do, Parent of Natalie, 16 years old

Experiences and Qualifications:

Professor of Music at Santa Ana College.

Guest Lecturer at California State University, Fullerton.

Independent Piano Studio Instructor in Orange County, California since 2005.

Church Organist/Pianist at La Mirada Presbyterian Church.

Member of the Music Teacher Association of California, Orange County

Students will have opportunity to participate in Certificate of Merit test, Recitals, Community Service Concerts, both Solo and Concerto Competitions throughout the year.


Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) : Claremont Graduate University.

Master of Music (M.M.) & Jazz Piano Studies : California State University, Fullerton.

Performer Certificate : Indiana University, Bloomington.

Diplome Superieur de Musique : Conservatoire de Paris, France.

Diplome Superieur de Musique : Conservatoire de Versailles, France.


Studio Location
Orange County, CA
Anaheim Hills, CA
(714) 566-4607