Tony Nguyen



Tony Nguyen is a Danish pianist born in 1992. He began his studies with K. Giver at Aarhus Music School and later with M. Lysholm Jepsen at Gradus Piano School. From 2012-2015 he studied with Søren Rastogi at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and is currently on the masters programme with Jens Elvejær. From 2016-2018 he has studied with Aleksandra Zvirblyte at Lithuanian Academy of Music and with Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist at Ingesund School of Music, Sweden. He has participated in masterclasses of such artists as M. Voskresensky, J. Rouvier, E. Indjic, F. Rados, B. Berman, A. Ivanov, V. Vitaite, A. Jasinski and K. Kenner.

He has won prizes in national and international competitions, including the 1st prize in the International Competition-Festival "Music Without Limits" in Druskininkai, the 1st prize in Steinway Piano Festival in Denmark and the Talent Prize from the Danish Musician Union at“Unge Spiller Klassisk”. He has also received 1st prize in the scholarship competition at The Royal Danish Academy of Music for chamber ensembles. His studies has been supported by major Danish foundations such as The Augustinus Foundation and Wilhelm Hansen Foundation. In 2016 he was invited to participate in a big music festival in Brest, Belarus. He has performed in Steinway Prize Winner Concerts in Laeizhalle, Hamburg and Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen. In February 2017 he collaborated with the Lviv Youth Chamber Orchestra, performing in Inowroclaw, Poland. In October 2017 he was a semifinalist at the 7th International Jazeps Vitols Piano Competition in Latvia.



Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 15, op 28, 1st mvt

Competition Repertoire​

Rachmaninov: Etude-Tableaux op. 39 no. 9


 preselection Videos

Nordic Country represented: Denmark

Institution: The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen

Name of present teacher: Jens Elvekjaer

Round 1


J.S. Bach – From WTK 1, Prelude and Fugue no. 16, g-minor
F. Chopin – Etude op. 25 no. 10
Beethoven – Piano Sonata no. 15, op. 28, 1stmovement
S. Rachmaninov – Etude-Tableaux op. 33 no. 9, C-sharp minor


Round 2


D. Shostakovich – Prelude and Fugue no. 24, op. 87, d-minor
F. Liszt -  Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S 173/3
S. Prokofiev – Sarcasms op. 17



Round 3


W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20, d-minor

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