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Victoria Pham

Victoria Pham received her Certificate in Piano Performance at 15, quickly moving into the area of composition with a focus on voice. She’s currently studying a Bachelor of Music Studies (Composition) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Pham has studied with Carl Vine, Matthew Hindson, Paul Stanhope and Luke Gordon and had her works premiered in Sydney and Canberra. In 2015 she was selected along with four composers to produce a chamber opera as part of the Opera Project, workshopped and conducted by Richard Gill. She is currently exploring electroacoustic composition and will soon have works premiered as part of a Spineless Wonders video installation in Melbourne.


Victoria PhamThe Great Liberation by Hearing (Chapter 11: The Tibetan Book of the Dead). Victoria Pham. Score for voice, string orchestra, and percussion. From the composer: “This piece explores the cyclical nature of human thought and ‘progression’ by reflecting aspects of the contemporary diplomatic tension between Tibet and China”.
Victoria PhamLogeb4. Victoria Pham. Score for solo piano in four movements. From the composer: “Logeb4 is a four movement solo piano piece influenced by Gyorgy Ligeti’s Musica Ricercarta and John Corigliano’s Fantasia on an Ostinato (for piano). By utilising extreme pitch limitation, the limits of the acoustic instrument’s register and dynamic range and the performer’s technical capabilities are explored and tested”.
Victoria PhamWaltz in Atonality (a Train to Central). Victoria Pham. Score for 2 pianos. From the composer: “A piano duet inspired by a train trip to Central reflecting multiculturalism in Australia with instances of traditional Western romantic music, Jewish and Buddhist chanting motifs as well as inferences of Australian nature with magpie-like sounds, and rhythms capturing the movement and rocking of the train and metallic clashing between the carriages”.
Victoria PhamChalice. Victoria Pham. Score for SATB. From the composer: “Chalice is a choral composition exploring the interplay between life and death through a fusion of Christian ideas expressed via Gregorian Chant influences and Buddhist concepts, inspired by The Tibetan Book of the Dead. This is also reflected within the piece through the amalgamation of self-written text, words from Tertuillian’s Apologeticus and Patrul Rinpoche’s Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones”.





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