Đỗ Hồng Quân: The Sound of the Jungle
(Submitted by the Vietnam Contemporary Music Centre [VCMC])
Prof. Dr. Composer Đỗ Hồng Quân born in 1956 is a conductor and educator. He began his studies on piano at the age of 7 at Vietnam National Conservatory and graduated piano in 1971. Then he studied composition at Vietnam National Conservatory, and he continued his studies composition with Prof. Albert Leman and conducting with Leonid Nicolaev at the Moscow State Conservatory in Russia as well as did his senior internship at Paris National Conservatory. His works have been performed in Moscow, Uzbekistan, Bonn, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Kazan, and Vietnam with renowned conductors from Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, US, Vietnam, etc. He has directly conducted and arranged many opera works. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Vietnam Musicians’ Association.
Tieng rung (The Sound of the Jungle) is a trio for 3 flutists. According to the composer, the piece uses polymelodies to convey “the sounds of nature, [specifically] the jungle. If people listen, they will feel the sentiment of the forest, the love for the green forest is part of human life on the planet.”