Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LFL musician Vanessa Vo to speak at TEDx, Stockton, CA, Oct 12th

Vanessa Vo

will be a Guest Speaker at

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

at the

University of the Pacific
 Stockton, California, USA
For full details of this all-day event, please visit

Vanessa will talk at around 4pm Pacific Time, on:
"Breathing New Air into Tradition"
at: DeRosa University Center Ballroom,University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, 95204 [map]

Note: Vanessa is one of the 8 artists who will be performing in the Listen for Life 
concert at Carnegie Hall on Jan 8th, 2012. See for details.

 [added Nov 18th, 2011]: Here's the video of Vanessa's TEDx talk and performance!

[The entire day's proceedings was streamed live over the Internet at]

From the "Speakers" page at the TEDx Website:

" Van-Anh Vanessa Vo dedicates her life to creating music on the dan Tranh (16-string zither) and fusing her traditional Vietnamese foundation with a freshness of new structures and compositions.

Since settled in California, she has been a collaborator and solo artist with such musicians and groups as Kronos Quartet, Nguyen Le, Paul McCandless, Ali Ryerson, Charles Loos, SOMEI Taiko Ensemble, Wobbly World, as well as lending her talents to fundraising events for several non- profit organizations. Continually cultivates the beauty and versatility of the dan Tranh to feature her beloved instrument in an international music genre, Van-Anh has been co-composer and arranger for the Oscar® nomimated and Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Daughter from Danang (2002), the Emmy® Award-winning film and soundtrack for Bolinao 52 (2008), and the multiple award-winning film A Village Called Versailles (2009). Recently, Van-Anh released newest CD “She’s Not She” with award-winning composer Do Van-Anh began studying dan tranh from the age of four, and graduated with distinction from the Vietnam Academy of Music. In 1995, Van-Anh won championship in the Vietnam National Dan Tranh Competition along with the first prize for best solo performance of modern folk music. She has since performed in more than fourteen countries and recorded in many broadcast programs inside and outside of Vietnam. Her first CD “Twelve Months, Four Seasons” was released in 2002.  She lives and teaches dan tranh and other Vietnamese traditional instruments in Fremont, California."

[This page was first posted on October 1st, 2011]

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