Phong Tran

Composer, 2015

Phong Tran is a composer from Woodstock, GA. He received his Bachelor’s of Music Composition from the University of Georgia, where he studied with Natalie Williams and Adrian Childs. During his time at UGA, he founded the NUMU Ensemble, which has now grown to become an ongoing collaboration between student composers and performers at UGA . This experience has led him to pursue future goals of founding a professional ensemble.

Phong has also worked with a variety of composers during his time at the Atlantic Music Festival. His work, Polymorphism, was selected to be premiered in concert by the 2014 AMF Contemporary Ensemble. Land, Sea, Sky, and Sun, written for his contemporary ensemble at UGA, was also performed as part of the chamber concert series at the festival.

He recently attended the Fresh Inc. Festival where he worked with Stacy Garrop and the 5th House Ensemble. His most recent work, Torsion, inspired by Walter LeBlanc’s works by the same title, was performed at Bedford Hall at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. Phong is currently pursuing a Master’s in Music Theory and Composition at New York University studying with Michael Gordon.

For more information about Phong, check out his website.

Phong Tran – Torsion
for cello trio