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Minh-Tam Nguyen

Minh-Tam Nguyen - Alternate Mode Artist
Minh-Tam Nguyen - Alternate Mode Artist

Tam studied percussion at the Conservatoire Régional de Nice in the class of Jacques CARRE and continued his studies at the Superior National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon with Jean GEOFFROY. He obtained his Diploma with First Class Honours in June 2003.

It was during these years of studies he founded with Yi-Ping Yang and Raphael AGGERY , the trio YARN .
They won, in February 2002, 1st Prize International Competition Percussion Trio of Luxembourg, the Audience Award and the John GIERES Price for the interpretation of the compulsory piece Luxembourg .

The same year, he obtained solo, a 2nd Prize at the International Competition for Vibraphone in Clermont-Ferrand.

2003 also was the start of a story that is still going on with the company a Arcosm and their first show " Echoa " , directed by the dancer : Thomas GUERRY and percussionist and composer : Camille ROCAILLEUX .
On stage, dance and percussion meet, probe and are based in each other with as much humor as poetry.

The success Echoa leads his performers to perform on many national scenes ( La Maison de la Danse in Lyon, Bordeaux , Marseille, Montpellier , Lille, Paris , ... ) and international ( London, Lisbon, Brussels, Moscow , Tokyo , Los Angeles, Wellington, New Zealand ...) and in many festivals abroad.

He also plays Nuevo Tango in the « Cuarteto La Grinta » with the bandoneonist Victor VILLENA.

He is since September 2008, professor of art education for percussion at the Conservatoire Régional de Toulon Provence Méditerranée .
He is also Professor of the International Academy of La Seyne-Sur-Mer , held mid-August each Year.

Tam is soloist Percussions de Strasbourg and teaches at the Superior National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon. 

Links

http://www.minhtamnguyen.com/

http://www.percussionsdestrasbourg.com