Short Bio

VIET CUONG (b. 1990) has had works performed on six continents by a number of leading soloists and ensembles including the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Sō Percussion, Music From Copland House Ensemble, American Modern Ensemble, London’s Nash Ensemble, Anthony McGill, Mimi Stillman, and Xavier Jara, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, International Double Reed Society Conference, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, Midwest Clinic, and CBDNA conferences. Viet’s awards include the ASCAP Morton Gould Award, Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Award, Theodore Presser Foundation Music Award, Walter Beeler Memorial Prize, Boston Guitarfest Competition, Dolce Suono Ensemble Competition, and Prix d’Été Competition. He also received honorable mentions in the Harvey Gaul Memorial Competition and two consecutive ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prizes. Viet has held artist residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and was a scholarship student at the Copland House’s CULTIVATE Institute, as well as the Aspen and Bowdoin music festivals. He is currently a Naumburg and Roger Sessions Doctoral Fellow at Princeton, and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Peabody Conservatory.