Pianist Andrew Vu to perform June 10 at Carmel Valley Library


June’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held at 7 p.m. June 10 in the Library’s community room. It will feature pianist Andrew Vu performing pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff. The program will last 45 minutes.

The library is at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. Call 858-552-1668.

Andrew Vu, a native of San Diego, began formal piano lessons at age 4, although his interest in music was discovered much earlier with an innate desire to listen to classical music at home in early childhood.

His achievements include numerous prestigious scholarship and piano competition awards. He performed at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the 2014 American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music, and with the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra as the winner of the 2015 MTAC San Diego Concerto Competition. Last fall he performed as guest artist in violinist Hoang Cong Luan’s Autumn Concert at the Joan B. Kroc Theater.

Andrew welcomes opportunities to perform solo and collaborative concerts at school events, nursing homes, community events, and libraries throughout California. He is also the principal accompanist for the Youth Choir at St. Therese of Carmel Church and the Carmel Valley Middle School Jazz Band.

Andrew will be featured in the 2016 Best and Brightest Showcase of San Diego Young Musicians as the winner of the 2015 San Diego Symphony Hot Shots Young Artists Concerto Competition. He studies with Viktor Shekhtman, a graduate of Odessa State Conservatory of Music.