Ngoc-Tuan Hoang is one of the most celebrated Vietnamese guitarists. He is also a composer, writer, poet, playwright, literary editor, translator, teacher, and human rights activist. His musical output includes many songs, orchestral works, incidental music for theatrical productions and, especially, solo guitar works. Many of his guitar compositions have become iconic among virtuoso guitarists in Vietnam.
Since his arrival in Australia as a political refugee, one of the boat people from Vietnam in 1983, Ngoc-Tuan Hoang has published and edited many literary works and established
Tien Ve, the most prominent online centre for Vietnamese literature and arts.
He has also been involved in various musical activities, working as composer and performer with many organisations, including the Seymour Group, the Citymoon Contemporary Theatre, the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra, etc.
Ngoc-Tuan Hoang has also participated in many recording projects with various artists and musical groups. His compositions and guitar performances have featured in many live concerts in Australia and overseas, and on many radio and television shows, including
ABC Radio National’s “The Music Show”, SBS Televison’s “Masterpiece”, to name a few.