Phú Quang

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Phú Quang
Birth name Nguyễn Phú Quang
Born (1949-10-13) October 13, 1949 (age 67)
Origin Ha Noi, Vietnam
Occupation(s) Composer

Nguyễn Phú Quang (born October 13, 1949), known popularly simply as Phú Quang, is an influential Vietnamese composer, primarily known for his love songs and songs about Hanoi. He also writes symphonies, concertos, as well as film scores and soundtracks.[1]


Nguyễn Phú Quang was born on October 13, 1949 in Phu Tho as his family was evacuating during the First Indochina War. The family returned in Hanoi in 1954. In 1985, Phu Quang moved to Ho Chi Minh City. He formerly made frequent trips to Hanoi, one of his greatest music inspirations. He currently resides in Hanoi with his family and ran a restaurant.[2][3][4]

He has three children. One of his children, Trinh Huong, is an accomplished pianist. Her husband, Bui Cong Duy, is a well-known Vietnamese violinist.


Music album[edit]

  • Về Lại Phố Xưa
  • Mười Ba Chuyện Bình Thường
  • Dòng Sông Không Trở Lại
  • Cho Một Người Tình Xa
  • Một Dại Khờ, Một Tôi
  • Trong Ánh Chớp Số Phận
  • Phố Cũ Của Tôi
  • Tôi Muốn Mang Hồ Gươm Đi
  • Cha và Con - with pianist Trinh Huong
  • The Best of Phu Quang - Gửi một tình yêu

Notable songs[edit]

  • Hà Nội ngày trở về
  • Em ơi Hà Nội phố
  • Đâu phải bởi mùa thu
  • Khúc mùa thu
  • Im lặng đêm Hà Nội
  • Mơ về nơi xa lắm
  • Có Một Ngày
  • Trong Ánh Chớp Số Phận


  1. ^ Folkmanis, Jason; Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen (October 15, 2009). "N.Y. Philharmonic Vietnam Visit Boosts Investor-Friendly Image". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on April 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Vietnam, Now: A Reporter Returns - Page 18 David Lamb - 2003 - 288 "Set to music by Phu Quang, a widely known composer who now runs a restaurant in Hanoi, it tells of the 1946 winter when the city rose up against French rule and battles raged in the Old Quarter for two months. Oh, my dear Hanoi streets."
  3. ^ Viet Nam social sciences: Issues 1-6 Ủy ban khoa học xã hội Việt Nam - 2003 "Many Vietnamese light songs step-by- step altered the repertoires of bands and groups. The most typical composers were Thanh Tung, Tran Tien, Nguyen Cuong, Phu Quang, Pham Minh Tuan, Ton That Lap, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, The Hien, ..."
  4. ^ Vietnam economic times: Volume 153 Viện kinh tế thế giới (Vietnam) "Composer Phu Quang opened the restaurant as a place for his colleagues and other music-lovers to get together. A piano in the dining area features impromptu performances by Mr. Quang of his own compositions."