Hoang Pham

Melbourne – Australia

Melbourne-based pianist, Hoang Pham was born in Vietnam and moved to Australia with his parents at an early age.


He was the winner of the 2013 SYMPHONY AUSTRALIA YOUNG PERFORMERS AWARD and previously of the 2005 winner of the LEV VLASSENKO PIANO COMPETITION in Brisbane and at the SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION was awarded Best Australian Pianist in 2008. In 2010 he won the inaugural MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE GREAT ROMANTICS COMPETITION, his live performance of Chopin, Bach, Liszt and Paderewski being commercially released on the MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE’s MASTER PERFORMERS CD series. Reviewing this performance, THE AGE wrote, One of the solid success stories in recent Australian pianism, Hoang Pham, gave an exemplary recital… demonstrating an expected patina of finesse… Music-making of impressive insight…substantiate Pham’s growing reputation as a formidable executant. He has also been a prize winner of the BOSENDORFER PIANO COMPETITION, the CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION and the HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION in South Carolina.

He has also served as a jury member for PIANO/OHIO, the junior division of the CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION and  appeared in recital and conducted masterclasses at the 2011 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION in Auckland.

Of his playing the ADELAIDE ADVERTISER has written, He is essentially a musician belonging to the great romantic pianistic traditions of the 19th century, with playing bearing all the  hallmarks of rich cantabile treble and bass lines, elegant rubato, thunderous fortissimos and cleverly-delineated countermelodies extracted from the score seemingly at a whim… The 24 preludes of Chopin, spot on stylistically… Liszt’s Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen suited him perfectly, their tensile strength and grandiose presence were all masterfully portrayed… True to the form Liszt himself exhibited.

And of the Tchaikovsky PIANO CONCERTO NO.1 with the CANBERRA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, performances of which, in a review entitled, Hoang Pham Proves Outstanding Soloist In Tchaikovsky’s First, LIMELIGHT magazine wrote, The outstanding feature of this concert was the superb performance by Hoang Pham., and the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD said, Hoang Pham was most impressive… a style which combines strength with agile delicacy … pervasive lyricism … liquid fingering … rippling … effervescent …  While of performances of Gershwin’s RHAPSODY IN BLUE with the WILLOUGHBY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA the SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE wrote, …full of dazzling virtuosity, crystal clarity and fiery intensity., while THE CULTURE CONCEPT said, …gratifying on every level … flawless finesse and an impeccable style.

With the MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Pham has appeared as soloist in the Liszt piano concerto, in the orchestra’s summer concert series at the MYER MUSIC BOWL and its STRAVINSKY FESTIVAL program.

His regular concerto appearances with the GEELONG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA have included Rachmaninov’s RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI, the Grieg piano concerto and his return in 2023 for the Beethoven PIANO CONCERTO NO.4.

He has also given concerto performances with the NEW LONDON ORCHESTRA in London, works regularly with the HEIDELBERG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in Melbourne and has been engaged for the AUSTRALIAN BALLET’s Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne seasons of IMPERIAL SUITE in which he appeared as soloist in the Tchaikovsky PIANO CONCERTO NO.2.  2022 saw him appear as soloist in a series of performances of Mozart’s PIANO CONCERTO NO.9 K271 with the MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

He makes regular recital appearances at CITY RECITAL HALL in Sydney and at the MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, has been presented in the solo piano version of PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION as part of the recital series of the TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, been engaged by MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA to appear in the program of the HUNTINGTON ESTATE FESTIVAL and made a guest solo appearance in the QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE’s SONGS OF HOPE & HEALING charity concert in Brisbane.

He also embarked on an association with legendary Australian concert piano, David Helfgott, performing the two-piano version of Rachmaninov’s PIANO CONCERTO NO.3, in Istanbul and Ankara in 2017, concerts which he repeated in Istanbul in 2018 and at the MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE in 2019 and 2020.

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