Viet Cuong (b. 1990) is a young, “show-stealing” (Baltimore City Paper) composer who has had works performed in venues across the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Japan. Viet’s music has been performed by the Metropolitan Opera’s principal clarinetist Anthony McGill, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival, Trio La Milpa at the International Double Reed Society Conference, and most recently by wind ensembles throughout Japan. He holds Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Oscar Bettison and Kevin Puts; in the fall of 2012, Viet will enter Princeton University’s Ph.D. program as a Naumburg and Roger Sessions Fellow.
LISTEN: Zanelle for clarinet solo
Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet