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Artist statement

 

I am a pianist and the piano technique has led me to painting.

My subject includes two series: "Pianist gestures" and "Pianist creation".

"Pianist gestures": During the whole time of researching, training and developing piano techniques, I have realized the connections of piano, art and thought. For instance, the eyes will guide the feet = the ears will guide the fingers = the eyes will guide my hands in painting. When I put down my brush on the paper, I have the same feeling as touching the keyboard with my fingers. I have applied piano techniques to my paintings : speed, rhythm, flexibility, delicacy, harmony, color, etc. I always have the images outlined in my head, then I let my eyes lead my hand to draw in conjunction with the relaxation of my muscles. I have transferred the feeling of musical harmony into the feeling of color harmony in my paintings. Whereas in a piano work all the harmony of the sounds should be linked, it is the same in my paintings. The lines, shapes, and structures have been all combined harmoniously.

"Pianist creation": I imagine myself to be a designer who tends to the idea of the interior design. Each picture would be dedicated to and appropriate to certain spaces and furniture of the customers so that the customers can have more options.

In addition to paintings, starting from 2021, I have created more decorative objects to combine with paintings to create an art space, art installation.

Why do I choose contemporary abstract painting? To play classical music on the piano, I have to respect the style and the text of the score, I must not improvise or add notes as I want. However, with painting in contemporary abstract style, I can release my mind, blow up my ideas and my imagination at the most!

 

Biography

 

Truong Hoang Huy was born in 1987 in Vietnam from a family of musicians and artists.

He started playing the piano (with his mother Tran Anh Tu, a piano teacher) at the age of four.

In 1992, when he was five years old, he won the "Crystal" prize in the piano competition "Nu Duong Cam" in Ho Chi Minh City.

In 1994, he won the second prize in the piano competition "Nu Duong Cam" in Ho Chi Minh City.

In 1995, he entered Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City in the class of Nguyen Thien Phuong Hanh (vice-director of the piano section).

In 1997, he obtained the first prize of "Young Talent" in the 20th Per Giovani International piano competition in Italy.

Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City chose him to play in a welcoming concert at the time of John F.Kerry's visit.

He was awarded the diploma of honor as elite student of Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City by Vietnam ex-president Truong Tan Sang.

In 2001-2002, he won "The 31st and 32nd International Children's Art Exhibition - Bronze Awards" in Japan.

In 2005, he was invited by the National Academy of Ho Chi Minh City to accompany on the piano for the children choral at Shanghai (China) International Festival.

He was graduated as excellent "Piano young talent" with Dang Hong Quang (director of the piano section) at Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City.

In the same year, he passed two piano entrance exams to Conservatory of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the Royal Conservatory of Liège (Belgium).

In 2010, he obtained a Master of Music in Performance-Piano (in the class of François Thiry, Hélène Fazius and Gabriel Teclu) at the Royal Conservatory of Liège (Belgium).

For perfect his technique, he is currently followed by the pianist Mikhail Faerman (first prize in Queen Elisabeth Competition, 1975) and Stéphane Ginsburgh at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

He attended a lot of concerts and master classes with the most well-known classical performers to refine his technique : Jacques Rouvier, Akiko Ebi, Françoise Thinat, Alan Weiss, Diane Andersen, Johan Schmidt, Joaquin Soriano, Ralf Nattkemper, Friedemann Rieger, Uta Weyand, André de Groote, Haruhi Hata, Jun Kanno, Daniel Blumenthal.

In 2014, Ambassador of Vietnam Pham Sanh Chau in Brussels invited him to play the piano on the occasion of the 69th Vietnam National Day at Bozar Brussels.

In 2014-2015, he improved his pianistic technique with Brigitte Bouthinon-Dumas (Conservatory of Paris), who is the author of many reference educational books, among which "Mémoires d'empreintes".

From 2016 to the present :

Piano:

Piano concert in Old Church St Laurent Diekirch (Luxembourg), Verviers Museum Fine Arts and Ceramics (Belgium), Hannut, Eupen, Germany, Nancy, Paris, ...

Special concept Piano Masterclass and Piano competition Truong Hoang Huy at Steinway & Sons showroom and Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

As in 2018 and 2019, he will give a Piano recital in 2021 at prize-giving ceremony of Prix Francqui (prize Nobel Belge) by his Majesty King Philippe of Belgium at Palais des Académies.

 

Exhibitions:

Painting presentation with Choir and Orchestra of Royal Opera of Wallonie in Saint-Remacle church at Verviers under the musical direction of Jean-Michel Allepaerts with the participation of Alda Greoli, Minister of Culture and Childhood, Vice-President of the Government of the Wallonie - Brussels Federation and actress Marie-Christine Barrault.

Association Koekelbergeoise Artistique
3e Salon d'art Intercommunal - Dieleghem Abbaye
Gallery Resto-Boutique - Brussels
Galerie Peep Art au Sablon - Brussels
Espace Art Gallery - Brussels
Galerie Campo & Campo - Anvers (Belgium)
Art Thema Gallery - Brussels
Espace 14eme Art - Brussels
Nicholson Art Gallery - Brussels

Galerie Libre Est L'Art - Paris
Salon d'art shopping - Carrousel du Louvre - Paris

Contemporary Art Fair Paris
Galerie Thuillier - Paris
Galerie Mona Lisa - Paris

Galerie AHC PROJECTS (Hamburg, Germany)

Galerie Au Médicis - Paris

Espace Thorigny - Paris

Galerie Art & Miss – Paris

Focus Art Fair – Paris

Verviers Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics
Belgian Chocolate Village Museum (Belgium)
ACAF at BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels (selection committee ACAF 2019: Simon de Pury - chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, Stephanie Manasseh, Kenny Schachter, Serge Tiroche, Sylvain Levy, John Volleman, Sophie Clauwaert, Melita Skamnaki, Federica Beretta, Wilhelm Finger, Shaune Arp, Frédéric de Senarclens).

2020: He is a member of the association ARTS - SCIENCES - LETTRES in Paris.

2021: He decorated the window of LUNETIER LUDOVIC from October 2021 to February 2022.

2022: Insider of Luxury Brussels - He performed Piano solo and combined with his painting as well as with dancers on the grand opening day Luxury Brussels 20/02/2022.