Conductor Dong Quang Vinh was born in 1984. He is an experienced young conductor with years of conducting top orchestras in China and Vietnam. Born to a family of traditional music, he is also a soloist on different types of traditional music instruments and invited to give performances on various international stages since age 12. In 2004 he was sent by the Vietnam government to study orchestral conducting at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and was awarded the most distinguished student scholarship by the China National Foundation. He obtained the master degree in 2013 with highest scores and returned to Vietnam to serve the home country. In China, Dong Quang Vinh has been guest conductor of Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra; Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra; Shanghai Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra; Shanghai Conservatory of Music Traditional Orchestra; Shanghai Chinese Traditional Orchestra; Shanghai University Chinese Traditional Orchestra; Zhe Jiang Theatre Chinese Traditional Orchestra; Hong Kong Chinese Traditional Orchestra etc. He’s conducted numerous Shanghai youth orchestras attending Chinese National competitions for student orchestras and had won a number of 1st prizes. In Vietnam, he is the Conductor and teacher of orchestral conducting of the Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM); Artistic director and conductor of Hanoi Voices Choir (HVC); Director and soloist of the Suc Song Moi Bamboo Ensemble (SSM) and Japanese Bamboo Ensemble Waraku; Guest conductor of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO).
In May 2017, Dong Quang Vinh and his two bamboo ensembles were invited to talk and perform on the TEDxBadinh talk. In January 2018, he was selected by the US government as the only representative from the ASEAN among 18 countries from all around the world to attend the project “promote social change through the arts” – “International Visitor Leadership program” (IVLP) in a 3-week tour in 5 cities and states of the United States of America