TRAN QUANG HAI ‘s BIOGRAPHY in English


 

TRAN QUANG HAI Bio

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TRAN QUANG HAI

Tran Quang Hai was born on 13 May 1944 in Vietnam. He is a talented and renowned musician. He comes from a family of five generations of musicians. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Saigon before coming to France in 1961 where he studied the theory and practice of Oriental music with his father, Prof.Dr. Trân Van Khê at the Center of Studies for Oriental Music in Paris.

For several years, he also attended seminars on ethnomusicology at the School of High Studies for Social Sciences (he got the MA and Ph.D degrees), and acoustics with Prof. Emile Leipp.

He plays 15 or so musical instruments from Vietnam, China, India, Iran, Indonesia and Europe.Since 1966, he has given over 3,500 concerts in 70 countries, and has taken part in 150 or so international traditional music festivals. He has taken part in radio and television broadcasts in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. He worked for the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France from 1968 to 2009 (date of retirement). He was attached to the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Musée de l’Homme (Paris). He was a lecturer on South East Asian music at the University of Paris X – Nanterre (1988-1995)

Apart from his artistic activities, he is also interested in musical research. He has improved the technique of spoon playing and of the Jew’s harp. In 1970 he found the key to the technique of overtone singing. The film “Le Chant des Harmoniques ” (The Song of Harmonics) which he co-produced with Hugo Zemp, and in which he was the principal actor and composer of the film music,  won four awards at international scientific film festivals in Estonia (1990), France (1990), and Canada (1991). He is considered as the greatest specialist in overtone singing in the world. He has written numerous articles on Vietnamese and Asian music (New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Algemeine Muziekencyclopedie, Encyclopaedia Universalis). He has also recorded 15 LPs and 2 CDs (one of which obtained the Grand Prix de l’Academie de Disque Charles Cros in 1983). He has composed hundreds of popular songs. His musical experience is very varied : contemporary music, electro-acoustical music, improvisation, film music. He continues to preserve and develop traditional Vietnamese music (numerous new compositions for the 16 stringed zither dàn tranh ).

He has received a Gold Medal for music from the Asian Cultural Academy, and honorary doctorates from the International University Foundation (USA), and the Albert Einstein International Academy (USA). Trân Quang Hai works with his wife Bach Yên who is a Vietnamese great folk singer. He has obtained more than 20 prizes and international awards.He was nominated President of the Jury of the Khoomei Throat Singing Festival (Tuva, 1995) He obtained the Cristal Medal of the National Center for Scientific Research (France, 1996).He was also President of Honor of the Festival d’Auch: Eclats de Voix (1999) and the Festival de Perouges / Au Fil de la Voix (2000). He was member of the Jury of the Song Contest 2000 “A Song for Peace in the World” in Roma (2000). And in June 2002, he received the medal of Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French President Jacques Chirac . In 2009,he was the recipient of the Medal of Honor, category Great Gold for his 41 years as a public servant of France .

He is the only Vietnamese to have taken part as a performer or composer in such great historical events as the Australia’s Bicentenary celebrations (1988), the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in Paris (1989), the 700th Anniversary of the Birth of Switzerland (1991), the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of Montreal (1992), the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America (1992), the 600 Years of Seoul-Korea (1994), the Jubilee of the King of Thailand (1996), the 1,000 Years of Trondheim in Norway (1997), the 100 years of the creation of the Sound Archives in Berlin (2000), the 100 years of independance of Norway (2002) the 20 years of creation of Khomus museum in Yakutsk, Yakutia (2015), the Wroclaw European Cultural Town in Poland (2016)

Discography

  1. Vietnam: Tran Quang Hai & Bach Yen PLAYASOUND PS 33514,Paris 1979, col. Musiques de l’Asie Traditionnelle,vol.10.
  2. Cithare et chants populaires du Vietnam Tran Quang Hai & Bach Yen
  3. Music of Vietnam. LYRICHORD LLST 7337, New York, 1980.
  4. Vietnam/ Tran Quang Hai & Bach Yen. Studio SM 3311.97, Paris,1983.Grand Prix du Disque de l’Academie Charles Cros 1983.
  5. Vietnamese Dan Tranh Music Tran Quang Hai. LYRICHORD LLST 7375,New York, 1983.
  6. MUSAICA: chansons d’enfants des emigres. DEVA RIC 1-2,Paris,1984.

5 Compact Discs

“Reves et Realite- Tran Quang Hai & Bach Yen ” edited by Playasound PS 65020, Paris, 1988.

“Bach Yen – Souvenir “, edited by William Arthur, Los Angeles, 1994

“Cithare Vietnamienne – Tran Quang Hai”, edited by Playasound PS 65103,Paris, 1993.

“Landscape of the Highlands – Tran Quang Hai”, edited by Music of the World, Chapell Hill, USA, 1997.

“Les Guimbardes du Monde – Tran Quang Hai”, edited by Playasound, Paris,1997.

5 commercialized cassettes on pop and folk music of Vietnam

1 videocassette on Vietnamese Music (1984)

1 videocassette “Music of Vietnam ” produced by Ministry of Education in Perth (Australia) (1989)

4 DVDs

Le Chant diphonique”, CRDP, co author : tran quang hai & luc souvet, 27 minutes, Saint Denis, Ile de la Réunion, 2002.

« Le Chant des harmoniques », CNRS Audiovisuel, co author : tran quang hai & hugo zemp, 38 minutes, (French version) Paris, 2005

« The Song of Harmonics », CNRSS Audiovisuel, co author : tran quang hai & hugo zemp, 38 minutes, (English version), Paris, 2006

“La Voix”, Lugdivine editions, author: Patrick Kersalé, with the cooperation of Tran Quang Hai, 100 minutes, Lyon, 2006.

4 films on Tran Quang Hai

« Vietnam / Variations sur sa musique traditionnelle par Trân Quang Hai with Bach Yen », 46minutes, directed by Bùi Xuân Quang , Paris Vietnam Productions (publisher), 2009

“Mystères des Voix du Monde avec Tran Quang Hai”, directed by  Patrick Kersalé, 24’58 , Paris, 2012

« Le Chant des Harmoniques par Tran Quang Hai », 20’11, directed by Patrick Kersalé, at Festival 7th Art & Sciences, Noirmoutier, France, 2013,

« HAI : parcours d’un musicien vietnamien à Paris » (HAI : path of a Vietnamese musician in Paris), 52 minutes, directed by Pierre Ravach, Bruxelles in 2005, produced in  Paris in 2015

 

Participation to these CDs

“Voices of the World”, 3 CD, booklet in French/English (188pages), edited by Le Chant du Monde, collection CNRS/Musée de l’Homme, Paris, 1996. Grand Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles Cros 1997, Le Diapason d’Or de l’Année1997, Le CHOC de l’Année 1997.

“Vietnam: Musics of the Montagnards”, 2 CD, booklet in French/English (124pages), edited by Le Chant du Monde, collection CNRS/Musée de l’Homme,Paris, 1997. Le Diapason d’Or, Le CHOC

“Phillip Peris – Didjeridu” , edited by Les Cinq Planètes, Paris, 1997.

“Klangfarben der Kulturen”, edited by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, 1998.

“World Festival of Jew’s Harp in Molln”, 2CDs edited by Molln Jew’s Harp Ass., Austria, 1999.

Performer of more than 3,500 concerts in 70 countries around the world since 1966.

Performer of more than 1,000 school music concerts organized by JMF (Jeunesses Musicales de France), JMB (Jeunesses Musicales de Belgique), JMS (Jeunesses Musicales de Suisse), Rikskonsertene of Norway and Sweden.

Performer at more 150 International Music Festivals.

1970: International Sound Festival, Paris, France Festival of Arts Chiraz-Persepolis, Iran.

1971: Cinq Journées de Rencontre avec le Groupe de Recherches Musicales(GRM),Paris.

Indochinese Cultural Week, Geneva, Switzerland

Oriental Music Festival, Berlin, Germany.

Ajaccio Music Festival, Ajaccio, Corsica,France

15 Days of Folk Music with the Bourdon Folkclub, Geneva, Switzerland.

1972: Pamplona Music Festival, Pamplona, Spain

“La Geolette d’or”, Knokke le Zoute, Belgium

Traditional Music Festival, Vesdun, France.

SIGMA 8: Contemporary Music Festival, Bordeaux, France

1973: Music Festival of Royan, Royan, France.

International Folk Music Festival, Le Havre, France.

International Festival of Culture and Youth, Presles, France

1974: Folk Music Festival, Bezons, France

International Folk Music Festival, Colombes, France

Music Festival of Haut Var, Haut Var, France

Musicultura, Breukelen, The Netherlands.

1975: Three Days of Folk Music, Conflans Sainte Honorine, France

Vth Contemporary Music Festival, Bourges, France.

“La Geolette d’Or”, Knokke le Zoute, Belgium

Festival of Unwritten and Traditional Music, Chélon sur Saône, France.

International Folk Festival, Olivet, France.

1976: The Spring of Present Peoples, Paris, France

Summer Music Festival, Chailles, France

Festival of Marais, Paris, France

International Musical Days, Vernou, France.

A Month of Asian Arts, Alençon, France

Durham Oriental Music Festival, Durham, United Kingdom.

South East Asian Music Festival, Laon, France.

1977: International Musical Days, Vernou, France

IFMC World Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

World Music Festival, Berkeley, USA.

1978: International Musical Days, Vernou, France

Traditional Music Festival, Lugano, Switzerland.

Saint Jean Music Festivities, Dieppe, France.

1979: Durham Oriental Music Festival, Durham, United Kingdom.

IFMC World Conference, Oslo, Norway

International Contemporary Music Festival, Clichy, France.

1980: Autum Festival, Paris, France.

International Folk Music Festival, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

1981: Asian Music Festival, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

ICTM World Conference, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1982: Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Kuhmo, Finland

Polyphonix: Poetry and Music Festival, Paris, France.

1983: First Third World Music Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

ICTM World Conference, New York, USA

1984: Polyphonix: Poetry and Music Festival, New York, USA.(may)

Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Kaustinen, Finland. (june)

Vitaasarii New Music Festival, Vitaasarii, Finland. (june)

Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Kuhmo, Finland. (june)

Festival of World Musical Cultures, Cape Town, South Africa.(july)

1985: First World Music Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (april)

International Music Festival, Langeais, France.(june)

Estival Festival, Paris, France.(july)

1986: Music Festival of Three Continents, Nice, France( june)

Traditional Music Festival – North-South, Paris, France. (september)

Festival of Immigrant Musics, Paris, France. (september)

1987: Polyphonix: Poetry and Music Festival, Paris, France. (april)

Folk Music Festival, Ris Orangis, France. (may)

1988: First Meetings of Vocal Expressions, Abbaye de Fontevraud, France.(april)

Festival of World Music, Melbourne, Australia. (200 Years of Australia) (august)

Peoples Music Festival, Milan, Italy. (may)

Asian Music Festival, Etampes, France.(june)

1989: Bicentennial of the French Revolution, Paris, France. (july) Intercultural Festival, Saint Herblain, France. (july)

ICTM World conference, Schladming, Austria (july)

1990: Music Festival: “Blossoming Sounds, Floating Songs”, Osaka, Japan. (july)

First Forum of Asian and Pacific Performing Arts, Kobe, Japan. (july)

Asian Music Festival, Tamba, Japan. (july)

Traditional Music Festival, Arzila, Morocco.(august)

Berlin Music Festival, Berlin, Germany. (september)

Vox Populi, Brussels, Belgium (october)

1991: 700 years of Switzerland, Lausanne, Switzerland. (june)

Saint Denis Music Festival, Saint Denis, France. (june)

String Music Festival, Berlin, Germany.(september)

Vox Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (february)

1992: 4th Meetings of Polyphonic Songs, Calvi, Corsica, France.

Festival around the Voice, Argenteuil, France

Festival about the Spirit of Voices, Perigueux, France.

Music Festival, Montreal, Canada (350 years of Montreal).

1993: Folk Music Festival / Ris Orangis, France. (may)

Voice Festival, Volterra, Italy.(june)

1994: Traditional Music Festival, Azilah, Morocco (august)

World Music Festival, Nantes, France. (september)

First Festival and Conference of the Asian / Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology,Seoul, Korea (november)

1995: Giving Voice: A Geography of the Voice, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.(april)

2nd International Festival of Throat Singing, Kyzyl, Tuva, Russia.(june)

ICTM World Conference, Canberra, Australia (july)

International Festival of Choir, Musica Choralis, Luxembourg. (september)

1996: International Symposium of Vietnamese Music, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA (march)

Giving Voice: An Archeology of the Voice, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (april)

Festival of Oriental Music, Les Courmettes, France (june)

4th World Symposium of Choir, Sydney, Australia (august)

Stuttgarter Stimmtage 96, Stuttgart, Germany (september)

International Symposium on Ethnomusicology, Minsk, Belarus.(october)

3rd International Conference and Music Festival of the Asia/Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology, Mahasarakham, Thailand.(december)

1997: International Symposium: An Archeology of the Voice, Wales.(april)

International Conference of the ICTM, Nitra, Slovaquia.(june)

International Symposium and World Music Festival, Cape Town,South Africa (july).

Mediteria – Festival of Traditional Music, Montpellier, France (october)

Festival of World Music, Montigny, France (november)

International Symposium of Ethnomusicology, Vilnius, Lithuania.(december)

UNESCO-International Seminar on bamboo, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (december)

1998: TokkerFestival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (february 7-8)

Festival of Mediterranean Musics, Genova, Italy (march 10-12)

Transcendant Asia: A Celebration of Asian Music in Europe, London, England (april 23-24)

Vietnamese Spring Festival, Paris, France. (april/may)

Voice Festival, Auch, France( may) 3rd International Jew’s Harp Festival, Molln, Austria.(june 22-28)

Bartok Music Festival, Hungary.(july 4-11)

23rd Saint Chartier/ Rencontres Internationales de Luthiers et Maîtres Sonneurs (July 11-14)

Autres Rivages/World Music Festival, Uzes, France (1-2 August)

International Music Festival, Bergamo, Italy (19-20 september)

Asian Music Festival, Firenza, Italy (october)

International Festival of Voice, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (november)

1999: Voice Festival: Between Heaven and Earth, Chartreuse de Valbonne, France (12 march)

Symposium: Culture and Mathematics, Venise, Italy (26-28 march)

Voice Festival: Eclats de Voix, Auch, France (30 marsch and 29 may )

Symposium : A Divinity of the Voice, Aberystwith, Wales (1-11 april )

Festival of Voices of the World, Bruxelles, Belgique (1-5 june )

Festival Bela Bartok, Sombathely, Hongrie (14-19 july)

World Conference ICTM, Hiroshima, Japon (18-24 august)

Yoga International Congress, Montélimar, France (29-31 october)

2000 : SCONTRI – Festival of Corsican Culture, Paris, France (12-13 february)

2ème Congrès annuel des Professtionnels de la Voix, Enghien les Bains (26-27 february)

Printemps musical de Pérouges / Au Fil de la Voix, Pérouges, France (may-june)

Tanz & Folk Fest Rudolstadt 2000, Rudolstadt, Allemagne, 4-7 july)

Congrès international sur l’enseignement de la voix, VASTA, Virginia, USA (6-9 august)

6th Annual CHIME Conference, Leiden, Pays-Bas (23-27 august)

Festival de Voix d’homme, Bretagne, France (15-17 september)

Congrès sur la Voix parlée, Stuttgart, Allemagne, (21-24 september)

Annual Congress of Acousticians , Kumamoto, Japon (3-5 october)

International Congress of Traditional Music, Taipei, Taiwan (6-15 october)

2001 : Symposium of Voice, Lyon, France (february)

Festival of Traditional Music, Denain, France (may)

City of London Festival , London, U.K. (june)

Festival ” Performato “, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (july)

ICTM World Conference , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (july)

International Festival of Choral Music, Singapore (august)

Festival ” 1000 faces of Voice, France (september)

2002 : World Music Festival, Rennes, France (february)

International Voice Festival, Genoa, Italy (may)

13th Vivonne World Music Festival, Vivonne, France (may)

Music Day Festival, Beyrouth, Lebanon, (21 june)

6th World Symposium of Choral Music, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (august)

World Festival of Jew’s Harps, Raudal, Norway (september)

International Congress of Polyphony, Tbilissi, Georgia, (october)

2003 : Making New Waves Contemporary Music Festival, Budapest, Hungary (February)

International Seminar of Shamanism , Genoa, Italy (June)

Telemark Folk Music Festival, Bo, Norvay (August)

International Congress of Psychotherapy , Hannover, Germany (September)

Suoni di Mondo Festival , Bologna, Italy (November)


2004

World Conference of the ICTM, Fushou, China (january)
International Festival « Making New Waves », Budapest, Hungary. (february)
International Congress of Musical Acoustics, Nara, Japan (april)
International Congress of Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan (april)
International Congress of Yoga, Vogüe, France (may)
3rd Festival « Le Rêve de l’Aborigène », Poitiers, France(july)
International Congress of Shamanism, University of Donau, Krems, Austria (july)
Manifestations scientifiques et musicales dans le cadre « Lille, Ville européenne culturelle 2004 , Lille, France (july)
International Seminar on Voice, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom (july)
International Symposium of Sung and Spoken Voice, Stuttgart, Germany (september)

2005
International Festival of Avant Garde Music « Making New Waves », Budapest, Hungary (february)
International Festival of Choral Music, Arnhem, the Netherlands (april)
International Festival of Mediterranean Music, Genova, Italy (june)
Sunplash Festival of Reggae music, Italy (june)
World Conference of the ICTM, Sheffield, United Kingdom (august)
MELA Festival, Oslo, Norway (august)
1st World Festival of Marranzanu, Cantania, Sicily, Italy (september)
International Symposium of Voice, Stuttgart, Germany (september)
« 30 ans d’existence de l’Université en Haute Alsace », Mulhouse, France (october)
International Festival of Traditional Music, Limerick, Ireland (october)

2006
Têt in Seattle, Seattle, USA (january)
2ème Rencontre sur la parole chantée, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (may)
Festival « La Semaine du Son », Châlon sur Saône, France (june)
International Seminar on Ca Trù, Hanoi, Viet Nam (june)
Festival international des Musiques sacrées, Fribourg, Switzerland (july)
5th International Jew’s Harp Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (july)
MELA festival, Oslo, Norway (august)
International Meeting of the ICTM, Ljubliana, Slovenia (september)
International Congress of Applied Ethnomusicology, Ljubliana, Slovenia (september)
International Symposium of Voice, Stuttgart, Germany.(september)
International Meeting « Music as Memory », Oslo, Norway (october)
The Global Forum on Civilization and Peace, Seoul, Korea. (november)

2007
Bilan du film ethnographique, Paris, France (march)
Voice Festival / 9th session of the ILV/ CETC, Buenos Aires, Argentina (march)
Symposium on music therapy, Sao Paulo, Brazil (april)
Bergen International Music OI OI Festival, Bergen, Norway (may-june)
Homage to Demetrio Stratos, Alberone di Cento, Italy (june)
39th World conference of the ICTM, Vienna, Austria (july)
PEVOC 7 – International Congress on Voice, Groningen, the Netherlands (august)
International Doromb Jew’s Harp Festival, Hungary (september)

2008

A Week of Sound Festival, Lyon, France (january)

Unesco Congress of World Heritage, Canberra, Australia (february)

Giving Voice, Aberystwith, New Wales (march)

Bergen International Music OI OI Festival, Bergen, Norway (may/june)

Homage to Demetrio Stratos, Alberone di Cento, Italy (june)

“A Voix Haute” Festival,Bagnères de Bigorre, France (august)

MELA music festival, Oslo, Norway (august)

International Voice Festival, Dresden, Germany (september)

2009

Voice Festival, Switzerland (may)

Homage to Demetrio Stratos, Alberone di Cento, Italy (june)

40th World conference of the ICTM, Durban, South Africa (july)

International Congress of Voice Teachers, Paris, France (july)

MELA Music Festival, Oslo, Norway (august)

2010

Homage to Demetrio Stratos, Alberone di Cento, Italy (june)

International of Sound, Saint John’s, Canada (july)

ICTM 2 study groups meeting , Hanoi , Vietnam (july)

Vietnamese Guiness Record Ceremony, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, (december)

2011

International Symposium on Dan Ca tai tu Nam bo, Ho Chi Minh city (January)

International colloquial about 400 years of the birth of Phu Yen city, Phu Yên, Vietnam (april

“Le Vietnam à Lorient”, Lorient, France (may)

World Jew’s Harp Festival in Yakutsk, Yakutia (june)

Homage to Demetrio Stratos, Alberone di Cento, Italy (june)

International Festival of Mediterranean Music, Genova, Italy (july)

World Conference ICTM in Saint John’s , Canada (july)

World Symposium of Choral Music, Puerto Madryn, Argentina (august)

Spring Festival of South African Music, Fort Hare, South Africa (september)

International Festival of Humour and Music, Stavanger, Norway (september)

Peace Festival, Wroclaw, Poland (october)

30th International Ethnographical Film Festival, Paris, (november)

International Conference of Arirang , Seoul, Korea (december)

2012

Festival d’Auch, Auch, France (april)

Festival Music Night, Munich, Germany (april)

2013

Festival de la Voix, Colombes, France (may)

ICTM WORLD CONFERENCE , Shang Hai , China (july)

Festival Les Nuits du Monde “Vietnam Style”, Geneva, Switzerland (November)

Exhibition VOICE – « Voices of the World », City of Sciences, Paris, France (december 2013 – september 2014)

Congress “Biomedical Signal Processing & Control (Elsevier) devoted to the workshop MAVEBA, Florence, Italy (december)

World Marranzano Festival , Catania, Sicily, Italy (december)

2014

Festival “Pauses Musicales”, Toulouse, France (February)

“Promenade Vietnam”, City of Music, Paris, France (march)

International Conference “Safeguarding & Promotion of Folk Songs in the Contemporary Society”, Vinh city, province of Nghệ An, Vietnam (may)

Ancient Trance Festival – Jew’s harp world festival, Taucha, Germany (august)

10 Internationale Stuttgarter Stimmtage, Stuttgart, Germany (october)

Opening ceremony of the World Vocal Clinic / Deutsche Stimmklinik, Hamburg, Germany (october)

Festival « Il teatro vivo », Bergamo, Italy (november)

 

2015

Omaggio a Demetrio Stratos, Alberone, Italy (june)

ICTM World Conference , Astana, Kazakhstan (july)

Festival of Hát Then Nùng Thái, Việt Bắc , Vietnam (september)

Convegne, Concerti e master class dedicati al « canto sardo e canto armonico nel mondo », Sorso , Sardinia, Italy (october)

 

2016

Festival of Chầu Văn (Vietnamese music of possession ), Nam Định, Vietnam (january)

Voice Encounters : Voice Pedagogy, Wroclaw, Poland (april)

International Meeting A GRAN VOCE , Vicenza , Italy (may)

Omaggio a Demetrio Stratos 2016, Alberone, Italy (june)

Ancient Trance Festival , Taucha, Germany (August)

12th international Voice Symposium « BRAIN & VOICE », Salzburg , Austria (august)

2017

44th ICTM World Conference, Limerick, Ireland (july)

Congress “Voci e Soni “Di Dentro e Di Fuori”, Padova, Italy (october)

Congress La Voce Artistica 2017 XI edìtion, Ravenna, Italy (october)

Career

Ethnomusicologist: Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires, Paris,1968-1987

Ethnomusicologist: Musée de l’Homme, Paris, since 1968.

Professor: Centre of Studies for Oriental Music, Paris, 1970-1975.

Lecturer: Université de Paris X-Nanterre, 1987-1995.

Lecturers of many Universities and Museums in the World since 1969:

USA : University of Hawaii (1977), University of Maryland (1980), Columbia University, New York (1983), Museum of Modern Art, New York (1984), University of California, San Diego (UCSC, 1990), Cornell University, New York (1994), Saint Thomas University, Minnesota (1996), University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin (1998), George Mason University, Washington D.C.(2000)

Canada :University of Montreal, Montreal (1991), York University, Toronto (1994), University of Toronto (1994), Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (1994)

Brazil: Conservatorium of Music, Rio de Janeiro (1983), University of Recife, Recife (1998) , University of Rio de Janeiro (2006),

South Africa : Cape Town University, Cape Town (1984, 1997), Stellenbosch University (1984), University of Durban (2009), University of Fort Hare (2011)

Australia : Monash University, Melbourne (1986), University of Sydney, Sydney (1986), Western Australian University, Perth (1986, 2008), Melbourne College of Advanced Education, Melbourne (1988)

Philippines: University of the Philippines, Manila (1988)

Japan:Tokyo University of Fine Arts, Tokyo (1981), Miyagi University of Music Education, Sendai (1999), Université de Hiroshima, Hiroshima (1999), OsakaUniversity of Fine Arts, Osaka (2000)

Korea: Seoul National University, Seoul (1981)

Thailand: Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham (1996)

Taiwan : Université de Taiwan, Taipei (2000), Centre National des Arts , Taipei (2000)

Liban : CLAC (centre de lecture et d’animation culturelle) à Barja , Mansoura, Kfar Debyan, Amioun ,( 2002)

Austria : University of Austria (2007)

Belgium: Institute of Musicology, Louvain (1976), Royal Museum of Central Africa (1976), Royal Museum of Musical Instruments, Brussels (1980, 2001), University of Anvers (1984), Musee Royal de Mariemont, Mariement (2002)

Italy: Institute of Musicology, Bologna (1979), French Cultural Center, Napoli (1980),Academia Nacionale Santa Cecilia, Roma (1994), University of Roma (1994), Institute of Musicology and Linguistics, Venice (1995, 1996), University of Bologna, Bologna (2000), Institute of Musictherapry, Padova, Italy (2001), Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice (1979, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,2005,2006, 2007, 2008) , Institute IATGONG for traditional music, Genoa, (2003,2007)

The Netherlands: Jaap Kunst Center for Ethnomusicology, Amsterdam (1974),Gemeente Museum, The Haye (1980), Tropen Museum (1975, 1992, 1998), University of Leiden, Leiden (2000)

Germany: Volkerkunde Museum, Berlin (1985, 1990, 2000), La Charité Hospital, Berlin (1991), Musik Hochschole, Detmold (1994), Musik Hochschole, Stuttgart (1996, 2000,2014), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg (1997), University of Aachen, Aachen (2003)

United Kingdom: Horniman Museum, London (1974), Durham University, Durham (1976, 1979, 1985), University of London, London (1991), City University, London (1992), SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London (1998), Queen’s University, Belfast (1985), Centre of Performance Research,Cardiff (1995,1996), University of Reading, London (2005)

Ireland : Limerick University, Limerick (2005, 2017), Cork University (2005)

France: many universities in different towns from 1974 onwards: Universite de Paris IV-Sorbonne, Univeriste de Paris VIII-Saint Denis, Universite de Paris X-Nanterre, Paris; Universite de Nice; Universite deTours; University of Rennes ; Conservatoire National Régional de la musique, Strasbourg; Universite de Montpellier 3, Montpellier; Universite de Marseille; Universite Le Mirail, Toulouse, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers , Universite de la Reunion, Ile de la Reunion (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 , 2003)

Switzerland: Volkerkunde Museum, Basel (1969), Academy of Music, Basel (1993)

Spain: Summer University, Madrid (1990)

Yugoslavia: Academy of Music, Sarajevo (1991)

Sweden: Lund University, Lund (1976), Stockholm University, Stockholm (1976), Musik Museet, Stockholm (1981), Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm (1985),

Denmark: Musikhistorisk Museum, Copenhagen (1972), Danish Folk Archive Institute , Copenhagen (1972), Conservatory of music, Holstebro (1972), Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, Holstebro (1998), Cantabile 2, Vordingborg (2000)

Norway: Institute of Musicology, Trondheim (1976,1980, 1981), University of Oslo (1979), Music Academy Sibelius, Bergen (2004), Musik Folkehogskole, Oslo (2003)

Poland : 17th Summer Course for Young Composers, Polish Society for Contemporary Music, Radziejowice, Poland (1997), University of Wroclaw, Poland, 2011

Russia: National Conservatory Tchaikovsky, Moscow (1993), Institute of Research for World Music Cultures, Moscow (1993), International Center of Khoomei, Kyzyl, Tuva (1995).

Georgia : Conservatory of Music , Tbilissi (2002)

Lithuania: Academy of Music, Vilnius (1997)

Belarus: Academy of Music, Minsk (1996)

Slovenia : University of Ljubljana (2006, 2011)

Croatia : University of Zagreb (2006)

China : National Conservatory of Shang Hai (2013)

Musician

15 LP records and 5 CDs as performer on Vietnamese Music (with different record companies: Le Chant du Monde, OCORA, Studio SM, Société Française deProductions Phonographiques, Playasound in France, Lyrichord, Music of the World in the USA, Albatros in Italy.

  1. Cithare Vietnamienne (le Dan Tranh) par Tran Quang Hai. Le Chant du Monde LDX 74454, Paris, 1971, collection Special Instrumental.
  2. Le Chant de la Rivière des Parfums. Productions et Editions Sonores PES 528 003, Paris, 1973.
  3. Vietnam: Nouvelle Musique Traditionnelle. OCORA 558 012, Paris, 1976.
  4. Musique du Vietnam: Tradition du Sud. Anthologie de la musique des Peuples AMP 72903, Paris, 1976.
  5. Musique Traditionnelle du Vietnam. Aide à l’Enfance du Vietnam AEV 01, Paris, 1976.
  6. Musica del Vietnam. Albatros Records VPA 8396, Milan, 1978.
  7. Vietnam: Tran Quang Hai et Bach Yen. Playasound PS 33514, Paris, 1979, collection: Musiques de l’Asie traditionnelle, vol.10.
  8. Cithare et Chants Populaires du Vietnam/ Tran Quang Hai et Bach Yen. Aide à l’Enfance du Vietnam AEV 02, Paris, 1979.
  9. Music of Vietnam. Lyrichord LLST 7337, New York, 1980.
  10. Vietnam/ Tran Quang Hai et Bach Yen. Studio SM 3311.97, Paris, 1983. Grand Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles Cros 1983
  11. Vietnamese Dan Tranh Music/ Tran Quang Hai. Lyrichord LLST 7375 ,New York, 1983.
  12. Shaman/Tran Quang Hai et Misha Lobko. Didjeridou Records DJD O1, Paris, 1983.
  13. MUSAICA: chansons d’enfants des émigrés. DEVA RIC 1-2, Paris, 1984.
  14. Landscape of the Highlands/ Tran Quang Hai. Music of the World MW 004, New York, 1984.
  15. Le Monde Magique du Dan Tranh/ Tran Quang Hai. Viet Productions VN 1944, Paris, 1985.
  16. CD: Rêves et Réalités – Tran Quang Hai et Bach Yen. Playasound PS 65020, Paris, 1988.
  17. CD: Cithare vietnamienne/Tran Quang Hai. Playasound PS 65103, Paris, 1993.
  18. CD: Landscape of the Highlands/String Music from Vietnam/Tran Quang Hai. Latitudes LAT 50612, North Carolina, USA, 1997.
  19. CD: Phillip Peris/Didjeridu. Les Cinq Planètes CP 10296, Paris, 1997.
  20. CD: Les Guimbardes du Monde / Tran Quang Hai. Playasound PS 66009, Paris, 1997.
  21. CD: That’s All Folk! Le Chant du Monde CML 5741015.16, 2CDs, Paris1997.
  22. CD: International Jew’s Harp Festival Molln Austria ’98, CD-0513, 2CDs, Molln, 1999.

5 commercialized cassettes on pop music of Vietnam

1 videocassette on Vietnamese Music (1984)

1 videocassette “Music of Vietnam” produced by Ministry of Education in Perth (Australia) (1989)

1 videocassette on “Tran Quang Hai performance” produced by the Melbourne College of Advanced Education in Melbourne (Australia) (1989)

1 videocassette on “Dan Tranh Music” produced by Volkerkunde Museum, Berlin (Germany) 1991.

Performer for film music in 25 commercialized films

Performer of nearly 3,000 concerts in 60 countries around the world since 1966.

Performer of more than 1,000 school music concerts organized by JMF (Jeunesses Musicales de France), JMB (Jeunesses Musicales de Belgique), JMS (Jeunesses Musicales de Suisse), Rikskonsertene of Norway and Sweden.

Composer

300 pop songs in Vietnamese, French, English

100 musical compositions for different musical instruments: 16 stringed zither, monochord, spoons, Jew’s harp, overtone singing.

3 compositions for electro-acoustical music (1975, 1988, 1989, see creative works)

Researcher

Author of a book Âm Nhac Viêt Nam ” (Music of Vietnam in Vietnamese) , edited by Nhom Bac Dâu, 361pages, Paris, 1989.

Author of a book “Musiques du Monde” (in French), edited by J-M Fuzeau, 320 pages, 3 CD, Courlay, 1993.(with Michel Asselineau and Eugene Berel)

Author of a book “Musics of the World ” (in English), edited by J-M Fuzeau, 320pages, 3 CD, Courlay, 1994. (with Michel Asselineau and Eugene Berel)

Author of a book “Musik aus aller Welt ” (in German), edited by J-M Fuzeau, 320pages, 3 CD, Courlay, 1996. (with Michel Asselineau and Eugene Berel)

Author of a book “Musicas del Mundo” (in Spanish), edited by J-M Fuzeau, 320pages, 3 CD, Courlay, 1998. (with Michel Asselineau and Eugene Berel)

Author of a book “Musiques et Danses Traditionnelles d’Europe ” (in French), edited by J -M Fuzeau, 380pages, 2 CD, Courlay, 1995.

Author of a book (in cooperation with Patrick Kersale), VOIX , DVD, edited by Lugdivine, Lyon, 2006

Author or more than 250 articles on Vietnamese and Asian musics

Co-ordinator for New Grove’s Dictionary of Musical Instruments on South East Asian Music (1st edition, 1984) 3 volumes

Author of articles in New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (6thedition, 1980, 20 volumes), Algemeine Muziekencyclopedia (Holland, 1982, 12 volumes), Encyclopaedia Universalis (France, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991)

Co-author with Hugo Zemp for the film 16mm on the overtone singing style “Le Chant des Harmoniques” (The Song of Harmonics) produced by the National Center for Scientific Research-Audio Visual, Paris, 1989)

Contributor to the bilingual notes (188pages) accompanying the 3CD set

“Voices of the World” edited by Le Chant du Monde, Paris, 1996

Contributor to the bilingual notes (124pages) accompanying the 2CD set “Vietnam: Musics of the Montagnards ” edited by Le Chant du Monde, Paris,1997.

Researcher specializing in Vietnamese Music, South East Asian Music, Overtone Singing Style, Music Therapy, Music Pedagogy, Creation of NewTechniques for Vietnamese 16 stringed zither, Jew’s Harps, Spoons.

Author of more than 500 articles in Vietnamese for 30 Vietnamese magazines in America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Creative Works

Nho Miên Thuong Du (Nostalgia of the Highlands) for 16 stringed zither(1971)

Xuân Vê (The Spring Is Coming Back) for 16 stringed zither (1971)

Tieng Hat Song Huong (The Song of the Perfumed River) for monochord (1972)

Ao Thanh (The Magic Sound) for Spoons (1972)

Vê Nguôn (Return to the Sources) with Nguyên Van Tuong, (1975)

Shaman for Voice, saxo, synthetizer (1982)

Hat Hai Giong (Diphonic Song) (1982)

Ca Doi Ca (Song vs Song) for overtones (1982)

Tuy Hung Muong (Improvisation of Spoons) for Spoons (1982)

Doc Tau Dan Moi Mong (Solo of Mong Jew’s Harp) for Jew’s Harp (1982)

Tieng Hat Dan Moi Tre (The Song of the Bamboo Jew’s Harp) for Jew’s Harp(1982)

Sinh Tien Nhip Tau (Rhythm of Coin Clappers) for Coin Clappers (1982)

Tiet Tau Mien Thuong (Rhythm of the Highlands) for 2 Jew’s Harps (1982)

Nui Ngu Sông Huong (Royal Mount and Perfumed River) for monochord (1983)

Nam Bac Môt Nha ( North and South, the Same House) for 16 stringed zither(1986)

Chuyên Hê (Modulation) (1986)

Tro Vê Nguôn Côi (Return to the Origin) (electro-acoustical music) (1988)

Solo Thai for 16 stringed zither (1989)

Tambours 89 in cooperation with Yves Herwan Chotard (1989)

Envol for overtones (1989)

Chuyên Hê Ba Miên (Metabole on three regions) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

Mông Dên Vùng Viêt Bac (Dream of Viet Bac) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

Vinh Ha Long ( Ha Long Bay) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

Sông Huong Nui Ngu (The Perfumed River and the Royal Mount) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

Tiêng Vang Dan Trung Tây Nguyên (Echo of the musical instrument Trung of the Highlands) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

Nho Miên Nam (Nostalgia of the South) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

Saigon-Cholon (Saigon-Cholon The Twin Cities) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

Vinh Long Thoi Tho Au (Vinh Long, My Childhood) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

Cuu Long Giang thân yêu (the Beloved Mekong River) for 16 stringed zither(1993)

Hôn Viêt Nam (The Soul of Viet Nam) for 16 stringed zither (1993)

A Bali, on entend le genggong rab ncas (In Bali, one hears the jew’s harp genggong) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Paysage des Hauts-Plateaux (Landscape of the Highlands) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Nostalgie au Pays Mong ( Nostalgia of the Mong Land) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Souvenir à Alexeiev et Chichiguine (Souvenir of Alexeiev and Chichiguine) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Bachkir-Bachkirie (Bashkir-Bashkiria) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Orient-Occident (East-West) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Souvenir de Norvege (Souvenir from Norway) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Vietnam, mon Pays (Vietnam, my Country) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Tuva! Tuva! (Tuva! Tuva!) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

La Mélodie des Harmoniques (The melody of Harmonics) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Ambiance des Hauts-Plateaux du Vietnam (Atmosphere of the Highlands of Vietnam) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Echo des montagnes (Echo of Mountains) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Taiga mysterieux (Mysterious Taiga) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Le Saut des Crapauds (The Jump of Toads) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Harmonie des Guimbardes (Harmonie of Jew’s Harps) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

L’Univers harmonique (The Harmonic Universe) for Jew’s Harp (1997)

Consonances ! (Consonances !) for Jew’s Harp (1997).

Vietnam, My Motherland for Jew’s Harp (1998)

Welcome to Molln Jew’s Harp Festival 1998 for Jew’s Harp (1998)

Film music for the film Long Vân Khanh Hôi (The Meeting of the Dragon and the Clouds) 1980.

Film music for the film Le Chant des Harmoniques (The Song of Harmonics), 1989.

Film music for the film La Rencontre du Dragon et du Coq (The Meeting of the Dragon and the Cock) (1997)

Memberships in different Scientific Societies

Society for Ethnomusicology, USA, since 1969.

Society for Asian Music, USA, since 1978.

International Council for Traditional Music, USA, since 1976 (Liaison Officer since 1991)

International Musicological Society, Switzerland, since 1977.

International Association of Sound Archives, Australia, since 1978.

European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Switzerland, since 1983

Société Française d’Ethnomusicologie, France, since 1985 (founding member)

Société de Musicologie, France, since 1980.

Association Française d’Archives Sonores, France, since 1979.

Centre of Studies for Oriental Music, France, since 1962 (Professor from 1970 to 1975)

Vietnamese Penclub in Europe, France, since 1987.

Center of Vietnamese Studies, France, since 1987

Association Française de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est, France, since 1983.

Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de la Musique (SACEM), Paris, since 1983.

International Center of Khoomei, Tuva, Russia, since 1995.

Honorary Member of the Scientific Society of Vietnamese Professionals, Canada, since 1992.

Life Fellow, International Adviser, Deputy Governor of the American Biographical Institute and Research Association, USA, since 1987.

Life Fellow, International Adviser, Director Deputy General of the International Biographical Association, United Kingdom, since 1987.

Consultant of the Prize Diderot for the Encyclopaedia Universalis, France, since 1990.

Board Committee of the International Association of Jew’s Harp, Austria, since 1998.<

Participation to these CDs

“Voices of the World”, 3 CD, booklet in French/English (188pages), edited by Le Chant du Monde, collection CNRS/Musée de l’Homme, Paris, 1996. Grand Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles Cros 1997, Le Diapason d’Or de l’Année1997, Le CHOC de l’Année 1997.

“Vietnam: Musics of the Montagnards”, 2 CD, booklet in French/English (124pages), edited by Le Chant du Monde, collection CNRS/Musée de l’Homme,Paris, 1997. Le Diapason d’Or, Le CHOC

“Phillip Peris – Didjeridu” , edited by Les Cinq Planètes, Paris, 1997.

“Klangfarben der Kulturen”, edited by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, 1998.

“World Festival of Jew’s Harp in Molln”, 2CDs edited by Molln Jew’s Harp Ass., Austria, 1999.

Performer of more than 3,500 concerts in 70 countries around the world since 1966.

Performer of more than 1,500 school music concerts organized by JMF (Jeunesses Musicales de France), JMB (Jeunesses Musicales de Belgique), JMS (Jeunesses Musicales de Suisse), Rikskonsertene of Norway and Sweden from 1971 to 2005.

Memberships in different Scientific Societies

Society for Ethnomusicology, USA, since 1969.

Society for Asian Music, USA, since 1978.

International Council for Traditional Music, USA, since 1976 (Liaison Officer since 1991)

International Musicological Society, Switzerland, since 1977.

International Association of Sound Archives, Australia, since 1978.

European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Switzerland, since 1983

Société Française d’Ethnomusicologie, France, since 1985 (founding member)

Société de Musicologie, France, since 1980.

Association Française d’Archives Sonores, France, since 1979.

Centre of Studies for Oriental Music, France, since 1962 (Professor from 1970 to 1975)

Vietnamese Penclub in Europe, France, since 1987.

Center of Vietnamese Studies, France, since 1987

Association Française de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est, France, since 1983.

Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de la Musique (SACEM), Paris, since 1983.

International Center of Khoomei, Tuva, Russia, since 1995.

Honorary Member of the Scientific Society of Vietnamese Professionals, Canada, since 1992.

Life Fellow, International Adviser, Deputy Governor of the American Biographical Institute and Research Association, USA, since 1987.

Life Fellow, International Adviser, Director Deputy General of the International Biographical Association, United Kingdom, since 1987.

Consultant of the Prize Diderot for the Encyclopaedia Universalis, France, since 1990.

Board Committee of the International Association of Jew’s Harp, Austria, since 1998.

Founding member of the American Order of Excellency, USA , in 2002

Honorary member of the Institute of Musicology, Hanoi, Vietnam , since 2004

Board Member of the ICTM, Slovenia, 2005 – 2017

Biographical Reference Books:

  1. Dictionary of International Biography, 15th edition, United Kingdom
  2. Men of Achievements, 5th, 6th, 7th editions, United Kingdom.
  3. International Who’s Who in Community Service, 3rd edition, United Kingdom
  4. International Who’s Who in Music, 8th,9th,10th,11th,12th,13th,14th,15th,16th,17th, 18th editons, since 1982,U.K.
  5. Who’s Who in Europe, 2nd, 3rd editions, U.K.
  6. Men and Women in Distinction, 1st, 2nd editions, U.K.
  7. International Register of Profiles, 4th, 5th editions, U.K.
  8. International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, 2nd, 3rd editions, U.K.
  9. The First Five Hundreds, 1st edition, U.K.
  10. Who’s Who in the World, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th,

15th,16th, 17th, 18th editions, since 1983,USA

  1. 5000 Personalities in the World, 1st edition, USA
  2. International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, 1st edition, USA
  3. International Book of Honor, 1st edition, USA
  4. International Register of Personalities, 1st edition, USA
  5. Nouveau Dictionnaire Européen, 5th,6th,7th,8th,9th editions,1985,BELGIUM
  6. Who’s Who in International Art, 1st edition, 1989, SWITZERLAND
  7. Who’s Who in France, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33th, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th,etc.. editions,since 1997,FRANCE
  8. Who’s Who in Entertainment, 3rd edition, 1998-1999,U.K.
  9. Who’s Who in Popular Music, 2nd edition, 1998, U.K.
  10. Ve Vang Dan Viet – The Pride of the Vietnamese, vol.1, 1st, 2nd editions, 1993, USA
  11. Fils et Filles du Vietnam, 1st edition, 1997, USA
  12. Tuyên Tâp Nghê Si (Selection of Vietnamese Artists), vol. 1, 1st edition, 1995, CANADA
  13. Guide du Show Business, from 20th to 40 th editions (since 1983), FRANCE
  14. Director Deputy General List of Honour, 1998, U.K.
  15. The Europe 500 Leaders for the New Century, Barons Who’s Who, Etats-Unis(2000)
  16. QUID (since 2000), France
  17. 500 Great Minds of the Early 21st Century, Bibliotheque World Wide, Etats-Unis (2002)

Prizes, Honours, Awards:

1983: Grand Prize of Academy Charles Cros, Paris for LP “Vietnam/Tran Quang Hai and Bach Yen (SM 3011.97) 1986: Medaille d’Or de la Musique (Gold Medal of Music) / Asian Cultural Academy, Paris. 1987: D.MUS (HON) / International University Foundation, USA. 1987: Life Fellow of the American Biograhical Institute and Research Association, USA. 1987: Deputy Governor (DG) of the American Biographical Institute, USA 1987: Life Fellow of the International Biographical Centre (IBC), UK 1987: Director Deputy General (DDG) of the International Biographical Centre, UK. 1988: International Advisor of the American Biographical Institute, USA 1988: International Order of Merit/ International Biographical Centre, UK 1989: Ph.D (HON) / Albert Einstein International Academy Foundation, USA. 1990: Grand Prize of the International Festival of Anthropological and Visual Film for the film “The Song of Harmonics”, Parnü,Estonia. 1990: Prize of the Best Ethnomusicological Film for the film “The Song of Harmonics” delivered by the Academy of Sciences, Parnü, Estonia. 1990: Special Research Prize of the International Festival of Scientific Film for the film “The Song of Harmonics”, Palaiseau, France. 1991: Grand Prize Northern Telecom of the 2nd International Festival of Scientific Film of Quebec for the film “The Song of Harmonics”, Montreal, Canada. 1991: Van Laurens Award of the British Voice Association and the Ferens Institute for the best paper on overtone singing research , London, UK 1991: Honorary International Advisor of the International Biographical Centre, UK 1991: Alfred Nobel Medal of the Albert Einstein Academy Foundation, USA. 1991: Man of the Year 1991/ American Biographical Institute, USA 1991: International Man of the Year 1991/1992/ International Biographical Centre, UK 1992: Honorary Member of the Vietnamese Scientific Society of the Professionals, Canada 1994: Man of the Year / American Biographical Institute, USA 1994 : Gold Record of Achievement par American Biographical Institute, Etats-Unis 1995: Special Prize of the 2nd International Festival of Throat Voice, Kyzyl, Tuva. 1995: Honorary Scientific Member of the International Center of Khoomei, Kyzyl, Tuva. 1996: Medal of Cristal / National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, France. 1997: Prize of the Academy of Records Charles Cros for the CDs Voices of the World (collective work), Paris, France 1997: Le Diapason d’Or of the Year for the CDs Voices of the World (collective work), Paris, France. 1997: Le CHOC of the Year for the CDs Voices of the World (collective work), Paris, France. 1998: The Medal of Honor/ City Hall of Limeil Brevannes, France. 1998 : The Platinum Record for Special Performance in Music and Overtone Singing, USA 1998 : Special Prize of Jew’s Harp , 3rd World Jew’s Harp Festival, Molln, Austria 2002 : Highest Distinction of France : Knight of the Legion of Honor (Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur), Medal of Honor, category Great Gold (Médaille d’Honneur du Travail, catégorie Grand Or), France, 2009, Medal of the founding member of the French Society for Ethnomusicology , Paris, France , 2017.

Other relevant informations

Tran Quang Hai is the first Vietnamese musician who performed at special events: Bicentennial of Australia in Melbourne (1988), Bicentennial of the French Revolution in Paris (1989), 700 Years of Switzerland in Lausanne (1991), 350 Years of Montreal in Montreal, Canada (1992), 500 Years of Christophe Columbus’ Discovery of America in Paris (1992), 600 Years of Seoul in Seoul, Korea (1994), Jubilee of the King of Thailand in Mahasarakham, Thailand (1996), 1000 Years of Trondheim in Norway (1997).

He is the first Vietnamese musician who performed different works composed by contemporary composers such as Nguyên Van Tuong (died in 1996), Bernard Parmegiani, Nicolas Frize, Yves Herwan Chotard, and also film music composed by Vladimir Cosma, Philippe Sarde, Maurice Jarre, Gabriel Yared, Jean Claude Petit.

He practises 15 musical instruments belonging to Europe (violin, guitar, banjo, mandoline, flute), Vietnam (zither dan tranh, monochord dan doc huyen, 2 stringed fiddle dan co, coin clappers sinh tien, spoons muong, ),China (2 stringed fiddle nan hu), India (lutes tampura, vina) Iran (drum zarb), European and Asian Jew’s Harps.

His research on overtones since 1969 has given him the title of the- greatest specialist of overtone singing with more than 8000 persons who have learnt this peculiar vocal style with him from 70 countries around the world. He got the Cristal Medal of the National Center for Scientific Research in 1996 for his research on overtones, and the recipient ” Knight of the Legion of Honor ” given by the French President Jacques Chirac in 2002 for his career as musician and musicologist since 1966 , the Medal of Work, Great Gold category in 2009 for his 41 years’ career at the National Center for Scientific Research, the Diploma of Vietnamese Guiness Book 2010 for the title “KING OF SPOONS” in 2010 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and the Diploma of Vietnamese Guiness book 2012 for the title “The Musician who has presented the Vietnamese Đàn môi Jew’s harp in the biggest number of countries in the world”.

CONTACT: TRAN QUANG HAI 12 rue Gutenberg 94450 LIMEIL BREVANNES France Tel : (33-1) 45 69 55 77 (overseas)

cellphone : +33 6 50 25 73 67 E-mail: tranquanghai@gmail.com

Websites: http://tranquanghai.com,  http://tranquanghai.info

http://tranquanghai1944.com

Blogs : http://haidiphonie.wordpress.com

http://tranquanghaidanmoivn.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

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