Linh Trinh An

Instructor - Piano

Biography:

Linh Trinh An was born in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had her first music lesson at age four. At age six, she became a piano student at the Hanoi Conservatory, now renamed the Vietnam National Academy of Music. She received scholarships for academic achievement from the Academy for several years. Linh earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music with cum laude honors from St. Mary’s College of Maryland as a piano student of Brian Ganz. In the summer of 2014, Trinh performed at the Young Artist’s Recital of the Alba Music Festival in Italy. She also played as pianist in the world premiere of Giacomo Platini’s “Le notti di cristallo,” a composition for symphonic orchestra, live electronics, and voice. In 2016 and 2017, Linh premiered two works by Edward Knoeckel at George Mason University.

Linh earned a Master’s of Music in Piano Performance in 2017 from George Mason University under the tutelage of Dr. Linda A. Monson, pianist. She received an Achievement Award from the university for her outstanding performance during her Master’s program. She is currently a Doctor of Music Arts candidate in Piano Performance at George Mason University, where she is privileged to study with Dr. Linda Apple Monson. Linh also teaches Keyboard Skills as a Graduate Lecturer. She is the recipient of the Friends of Music Ruth Jacksier Scholarship Award, College of  Visual and Performing Arts Graduate Scholarship Award, and Dr. Linda Apple Monson Music Endowment Award. Linh has been selected to perform in many important recitals and performances at George Mason University, including the Grand Piano Celebrations, and Arts by George!  She also was chosen to perform in the George Mason University School of Music Honors Recital and on several occassions for the President of George Mason University, Dr. Ángel Cabrera.  Linh participated in masterclasses with world-renowned pianists, including Peabody graduate Awadagin Pratt, and Leon Schelhase, a professor at Curtis Institute of Music. In 2018, she won first prize in the George Mason University Concerto Competition and was featured with the Mason Symphony Orchestra as soloist in the School of Music Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Music education is also a very important pursuit to Linh, in addition to performance. She specializes in teaching Classical music, and enjoys the private lesson setting, so that she can focus on student’s ability with close attention and care. In her lessons, students are presented with an all-encompassing curriculum including music theory, history, technique, and the art of performance. Her students have won prizes in competitions and been featured in honors recitals, including the Mason Community Arts Academy Spring Competition 2018 and City of Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts 2018.  With great care and attentiveness to her students, Linh hopes to provide inspiration for every student with whom she works.

Contact:

For more information about Linh, call the office at 703-993-9889 or email academy@gmu.edu