Biography
Paris born franco-american violinist Stéphane Tran
Ngoc has performed in over 30 countries. Following
awards in the Lipizer Competition, the Paganini
Competition, Aspen Music Festival, Artists International
Auditions, and the Long-Thibaud 1990 International
Competition where he was awarded Grand Prix and
Special Audience Prize, Stéphane Tran Ngoc has played
in Carnegie Weill Hall, Paris’ Salle Gaveau, Salle Pleyel,
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Théâtre du Châtelet, as
well as Tokyo’s Suntori Hall and Beijing’s National
Concert Hall. He has performed as soloist with some of
Europe’s finest orchestras including the Radio-France
Philharmonic, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, the Paris
Ensemble Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Ile-de-
France, and in Japan with the Shinsei Symphony
Orchestra.

Among his recordings are the world premiere of the
Serge Nigg Violin and Piano sonata (1996 Grand Prix
du Disque), Ysaye sonatas, a CD dedicated to Ravel, the
Brahms Horn Trio, and the Schumann sonatas with
American pianist Brian Ganz, welcomed by the critics.
«Stéphane Tran Ngoc plays with ease… he is a pure-
bred musician… his tone is extremely delicate… the
result is just sublime » (Luister).

Mr. Tran Ngoc’s studies include a degree from the Paris
National Superior Conservatory of Music, where he
graduated with 1st prize in violin and chamber music at
the age of 15. He later came to the United States on a
Fulbright Fellowship to study with Itzhak Perlman and
Masao Kawasaki at Brooklyn College’s Conservatory of
Music. He graduated with a Master’s Degree before
pursuing a Professional Studies diploma and a
Doctorate of Musical Art at The Juilliard School with
Dorothy Delay.

Mr. Tran Ngoc  has also been highly recognized as a
pedagogue, holding a position as one of the youngest
violin teachers at the highest level in France at the
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon
for several years before teaching at the Lawrence
University Conservatory of Music and being appointed
as head of strings at the London College of Music. He is
a violin professor in the Aulnay Conservatory and the
Pôle Sup 93 near Paris. He has been invited to
participate in many music festival and masterclass
courses and was a jury member in several international
competitions, also being a member of the artistic
committee of the Long-Thibaud competition.

In addition to his solo performing, he has been an active
chamber music performer, as a violinist with the
DaPonte String Quartet from 2003-2005, being a member
of the Lawrence Chamber Players for many years and
performing with such partners as Herve Billaut, Pierre-
Henri Xuereb, Xavier Gagnepain, Henri Demarquette,
Michel Mikalakakos and Brian Ganz. He is solo violin in
the Danish Chamber Players since September 2010.