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Hoàng Phó is a Vietnamese composer and pianist who currently resides in Gainesville, Florida. His music covers a wide range of practices, from instrumental to electronic categories where he seeks to unfold possibilities of sonic colors that are unique yet receptive to listeners. In addition to exploring timbre as the primary impetus of his compositions, Phó is also fond of incorporating musical elements of Asia, especially from the Vietnamese culture where he grew up with, to further expand Asian musical richness to a wider audience as well as visualize himself as an intercultural composer.

Phó’s music has been performed by numerous reputable artists and ensembles. Notable names are Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, Apply Triangle, JACK Quartet, Irvine Arditti, Nina Janßen-Deinzer, Boston Musica Viva Ensemble, Sunshine city Opera, Florida Orchestra and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

Besides writing music, Phó broadens himself in numerous activities and other fields such as performance, education, and music production. From 2018-2020, he served as an adjunct professor at the Military University of Culture & Arts – Vietnam where he taught courses in music theory and instrumentation. By that time, he was simultaneously a core developmental member at Inspirito School of Music-Vietnam, teaching music theory and fostering growth in contemporary music through performance and production. 2021 was a successful year as he and his colleagues have been continuing to present new music to the audience of Vietnam through a series of monthly contemporary music concerts at Goethe-Institut Hanoi.

Phó is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Composition at the University of Florida, where he is serving as a teaching assistant in music theory and aural skills. Among his mentors are Paul Richards, Rich Pellegrin, Tina Tallon, James Paul Sain, Scott Wilson, and Scott Lee. Phó also holds a Master of Music from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Music from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

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