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Viet Cuong

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Early-Career Musician Resident, 2019–2020, Spring Term

Called “alluring” and “wildly inventive” by the New York Times, Viet Cuong’s music has been performed on six continents by ensembles including Sō Percussion, Eighth Blackbird, Alarm Will Sound, Sandbox Percussion, the PRISM Quartet, JACK Quartet, Minnesota Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, and Albany Symphony, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Library of Congress, among many others. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Peabody Conservatory, he is currently finishing his PhD at Princeton University.

Through his music Viet enjoys exploring the unexpected and whimsical, and his recent works include a solo snare drum piece, a double reed quintet, and, most recently, a tuba concerto. His upcoming projects include a double oboe concerto for the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, as well as a new work for Sandbox Percussion that will be premiered at Dumbarton Oaks in March.