Hailed by The Boston Globe for his “subtle, graceful virtuosity” and described as a “Vietnamese Guitar Virtuoso” by Austin Classical Guitar, guitarist An Tran continues to impress audiences with his innate musicality and dynamic artistry. In recent seasons, An has been invited to perform recitals at international concert stages such as the Guitar Society of Toronto, Bangkok Guitar Society, Segovia Classical Guitar Series, New Orleans International Guitar Festival, Milwaukee Guitar Society, Latin-American International Guitar Festival, among others.
Building on the momentum of his many successes, An signed a recording contract with Naxos Records, with a new album coming out in 2023. His debut album, entitled “Stay, My Beloved”, was included in the 2020 “Recordings of the Year” by Chicago Tribune and was praised by Classical Guitar Magazine as “an unforgettable journey to a world you’ve probably never been to” with “highly virtuosic passages that display what a gifted guitarist An Tran truly is”. Released on Frameworks Records (Sony Orchard) in April 2020, the album features all Vietnamese guitar music, portraying different elements of Vietnamese traditional music and original compositions by Vietnamese composers. It was described by the Guitar Foundation of America’s Soundboard Magazine as “deeply moving music at its best” and praised for “Tran’s sense of space, touch, and mood is exquisite”.
An Tran has been featured in radio, podcast, newspaper and television programs by Performance Today, Classical Guitar Alive!, Tonebase Podcast, Vietnam Airlines’ Heritage Magazine and Vietnam Television (VTV) among numerous others. He has won over a dozen international guitar competitions and music awards, including top prizes from Berlin International Guitar Competition, New Orleans International Guitar Competition, and Society of American Musicians Guitar Competition to name a few.
An Tran is an Artistic Director/Co-Founder of Chicago Artopia, a nonprofit organization with the purpose of making art free and available for everyone in the Southwest side of Chicago. An Tran also serves as a board member of the Chicago Classical Guitar Society. An Tran is a D’Addario Artist and is managed by Jean Schreiber Management. An performs on guitars made by Stephan Connor in Boston, USA. Follow An on Instagram/Facebook @antranguitar.