This piano album is purely romantic. Famous Vietnamese classical music written by famous composers of the country, music composed before the 1940's and originally written in lyrical form. Nancy plays from her heart, with intelligent instrumentation and dynamic interpretation. The sounds are melancholic, yet nostalgic; tender, yet moving. This was probably due to Nancy's fleeting background.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, on January 1st and sharing the same birthday as Johann Christian Bach, Nancy Diem Huyen Dovan (pronounced Zim-Hwin Doe-Vaughn) escaped from the war with her parents when she was a child, and came to the United States as a political refugee. She began classical piano studies three years later and made her professional debut on the international stage with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra by the time she was twelve years old. Nancy continued her classical training, studying with instructor Ethel Campbell, Professor William Van Overeem, and Juilliard Professor Nina Scolnik. Nancy received her Baccalaureate in Music from the University of California, Irvine, with an emphasis in Piano Performance, in addition to a Baccalaureate in Biology.
Born into a family of scholars where her grandfather was a professor of French as well as a writer, her uncle an economist as well as a sculptor, and another uncle a physicist as well as a poet, Nancy cultivated her mind as well as her creativity. Aside from her classical discipline, Nancy pursued her intellectual curiosity of international law by studying abroad at Oxford University in England. She further obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Abraham Lincoln University College of Law in the United States.
In 1997, Nancy represented her country as Miss Vietnam. She remains to be an ambassador of her country, hoping to bridge the gap between the East and West through the venue of classical music.
Nancy Dovan was voted "Top 20 Artists of the Millennium" by Saigon Radio for this album.
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