Catherine Duc

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Catherine Duc
Catherine Duc at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards
Background information
GenresNew-age, ambient, electronic, Celtic, world, pop
Years activeSince 2002
LabelsIndependent, distributed by The Orchard
WebsiteCatherine Duc Official site

Catherine Duc is a Vietnamese-Australian composer and producer of music blending elements of ambient, classical, electronica and world music. Her work has been aired on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's ABC Jazz. In 2005 Duc issued her debut album, Visions and Dreams.


Catherine Duc[1] was born in Melbourne. She started her musical journey from a young age. As a child, Duc studied keyboard and classical piano and later completed studies in music arrangement, live recording and production at the Alfred Brash Sound House in the Melbourne Concert Hall. She also has a Diploma in Film Music Composition from The London School of Creative Studies.[2] Her work has been aired on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's ABC Jazz.[3] In July 2005 Duc issued her debut album, Visions and Dreams,[4] and the following year she supplied keyboards for Priscilla Hernández' album, Ancient Shadows.[5]

In October 2012 Duc released her latest single, "Single Glance", which was produced by Stuart Epps (Elton John, Robbie Williams). In an interview with Vents Magazine she revealed that she was finishing work on her second album and that the album has a lot more Celtic influences compared to her previous album, with a greater focus on live instruments (ranging from acoustic and electric guitars to mandolins, Irish flutes and bagpipes).[6]

In 2015 she signed a record deal for her album "Voyager" with UK based label MG Music (owned by New Age composer and musician Medwyn Goodall) and received a Grammy nomination for 'Best New Age Album'.

In 2016 Duc remixed The Corrs' song "Intimacy" which was released through Warner Music UK.

Musical style[edit]

Duc's music is a blend of Celtic and world melodies with contemporary electronica rhythms and atmospheric soundscapes. Anna Kosmanovski of Mediasearch described her style as "neo classical" and "Celtic, mystical sounding electronic, has none of the lullaby substance of ordinary classical music".[7]



  • Voyager - MG Music (The Orchard) (1 July 2015)
  • Visions and Dreams - The Orchard (5 July 2005)


  • Paloma Rush - "Drive" (Catherine Duc Rush Hour Remix) - Built To Last Music (14 April 2017) (Digital release)
  • The Corrs - "Intimacy" (Catherine Duc Infinite Remix) - Warner Music UK (13 July 2016) (Digital release)
  • "Single Glance" - The Orchard (26 October 2012) (Digital release)


  • 2016: Grammy Nomination for 'Best New Age Album'[8]
  • 2012: Music Oz Awards,Instrumental Finalist[9]
  • 2011: Hollywood Music in Media Awards, New Age Nomination[10]
  • 2008: Toronto International Music Awards, International Instrumental CD Album & Best International Instrumental Up and Coming Producer[11]
  • 2007: International Music Online Awards, Best Instrumental Artist
  • 2006: Los Angeles Music Awards, Instrumental Artist of The Year[12][13]
  • 2006: Just Plain Folks Music Awards, World Music Nomination
  • 2005: Unisong International Songwriting Contest, Honorable Mention - Instrumental
  • 2002: Philips Australia Song Competition, Best Dance/Electronica Song[2]


  1. ^ "'Essence of Dreams' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b Catherine Duc. Longe Magazine (Issue #2). Longe Magazine & Distribution. September 2011. pp. 51–52.
  3. ^ "Catherine Duc". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Visions and Dreams - Catherine Duc". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  5. ^ Catherine Duc at AllMusic
  6. ^ "Catherine Duc". Vents Magazine. 2011. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  7. ^ Kosmanovski, Anna (2006). "Catherine Duc – Visions and Dreams". Mediasearch (Motile Pty Ltd). Archived from the original on 20 October 2006. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  9. ^ "2012 Musicoz Awards Finalists". Musicoz. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  10. ^ "2011 Music Genre Nominees". Hollywood Music in Media. 15 February 2011. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  11. ^ "2008 Music Awards winners and nominees - International". Music Awards of Toronto. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  12. ^ Dailey, Luke (14 November 2012). "Australian composer Catherine Duc "Instrumental Artist of The Year" at the 16th annual International Los Angeles Music Awards". The Music Feed. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Catherine Duc, Award-Winning Australian Composer, Named 'Instrumental Artist Of The Year' At Los Angeles Music Awards". Music Industry News Network. 12 August 2006. Retrieved 6 June 2013.

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