Mark John McEncroe was born in 1947 in Sydney, Australia. He came to music later in life and began studying piano seriously at the age of 37. Not having studied at a formal musical establishment, he studied composition privately with Margaret Brandman in Sydney from 2003 to 2012. He also studied orchestration with Mark J Saliba and continues to work with Saliba on many projects.

 

Having come from a restaurant family background, McEncroe was a professional chef for most of his working life until age 50. However in his 20s and early 30s, having always possessed a strong and varied interest in many different styles of music, McEncroe worked in the music business as a label manager, first with EMI Australia and later with EMI Sweden.

 

McEncroe now records with Navona Records in the United States and has released two volumes of piano pieces as a double album, MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANO (NV6144), with pianist Yoko Hagino. He has also released multiple orchestral works with PARMA: DARK CLOUDS IN LIFE (NV6082), SYMPHONIC SUITES 1 & 2: A MEDIEVAL SAGA (NV6116), MY SYMPHONIC POEMS (NV6189), LIVE IN OSTRAVA (NV6215), MUSICAL IMAGES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA VOL 1 (NV6247),  and MUSICAL IMAGES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA VOL 2 (NV6269) which have been recorded and performed in the Czech Republic by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra. Some of McEncroe’s orchestral repertoire has also been performed by the Ruse Philharmonic in Bulgaria and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in Croatia. His work was perfomed at Carnegie Hall in February 2020.

www.markjohnmcencroecomposer.com

 

photo: Trackdown Studios

 

VAN-ANH NGUYEN

Having started piano studies at the tender age of 13 months old, Australian-born pianist, composer, and TV host Van-Anh Nguyen maintains an intense global touring schedule across most continents.

 

Her bubbly personality and emotive playing has graced international stages including the Sydney Opera House (AUS), City Recital Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre (China), Segerstrom Center Of The Arts (USA), San Francisco Botanical Gardens, and more. She regularly guests with the Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra (HCMC, Vietnam) and Vietnamese American Philharmonic Orchestra (California, USA).

 

Nguyen currently has 5 albums released on all major digital music outlets. She is the newest addition as TV host to the Discovery Channel Asia team.

www.vananhofficial.com

 

photo: Trackdown Studios

 

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