ABOUT An Tran
Hailed by The Boston Globe for his "subtle, graceful virtuosity" and described as a "Vietnamese Guitar Virtuoso" by Austin Classical Guitar, guitarist An Tran continues to impress audiences with his innate musicality and dynamic artistry. In recent seasons, An has been invited to perform recitals at international concert stages such as the Guitar Society of Toronto, Bangkok Guitar Society, Segovia Classical Guitar Series, New Orleans International Guitar Festival, Milwaukee Guitar Society, Latin-American International Guitar Festival, among others.
Building on the momentum of his many successes, An signed a recording contract with Naxos Records. His debut album, entitled "Stay, My Beloved", was included in the 2020 "Recordings of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune and was praised by Classical Guitar Magazine as "an unforgettable journey to a world you've probably never been to" with "highly virtuosic passages that display what a gifted guitarist An Tran truly is".
An Tran has been featured in many radio, podcast, newspaper, and television programs like Performance Today, Classical Guitar Alive!, Tonebase Podcast, Vietnam Airlines' Heritage Magazine, and Vietnam Television (VTV), among numerous others. He has won over a dozen international guitar competitions and music awards, including top prizes from Berlin International Guitar Competition, New Orleans International Guitar Competition, and Society of American Musicians Guitar Competition to name a few.
An Tran is on the faculty at Northern Illinois University, where he established the NIU International Guitar Concert Series and serves as a faculty affiliate at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. He is an Artistic Director of Chicago Artopia, a nonprofit organization with the purpose of making art free and available for everyone in the Southwest side of Chicago. An Tran also serves as a board member of the Chicago Classical Guitar Society.