Praised for his “exquisite playing” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner, violinist Chuong Vu has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber music collaborator in North and South America, Europe, and Asia with repertoire ranging from early baroque to modern music. The Saigon Times writes that "Chuong Vu is an instrumentalist to treasure. Not only does he play with exquisite tone and superb technical virtuosity, but he also clearly loves the music, and loves playing it."
Recent solo engagements include performances of the violin concertos by Bach, Barber, Bruch, Sibelius, Valentini, Vivaldi, and He Zhanhao/Chen Gang, the double concertos by Brahms and Mendelssohn, the Triple Concerto by Beethoven, and the music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saens, and John Williams with Plano Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, UNT Baroque Orchestra, Sun Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra (HBSO), Vietnam Classical Players, and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra under the directions of American conductors Clay Couturiaux, Hector Guzman, and David Itkin, Dutch conductor Paul Leenhouts, English conductor Christopher Zimmerman, Finnish conductor Kalle Kuusava, French conductor Nathalie Marin, Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, Lebanese conductor Fouad Fakhouri, Polish conductor Wojciech Czepiel, and Taiwanese conductor Ai Kuang Sun.
An avid chamber musician, Chuong has been heard at Festival Internacional de Música do Pará, Enflama Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, Vietnam Connection Music Festival, and Autumn Melodies Art Festival as well as at concert series such as Fine Art Chamber Players, Live at Dallas Steinway Hall, Mélange Musical, and Chamber Music International.
Chuong's solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast live on Ho Chi Minh City Television, Vietnamese National Television, and Brazilian TV Cultura Canal 2. Further highlights include a solo performance of the U.S. National Anthem with the Open Classical Orchestra for an audience of more than 40,000 at the national-televised Texas Rangers game at the Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 29, 2016 and appearances as the featured soloist with HBSO, performing the violin concertos by Barber and Sibelius at the special concerts to celebrate 20 years of Vietnam – U.S. diplomatic relationship and 100 years of Finland's Independence Day, respectively.
A passionate music educator, Dr. Vu has held teaching positions at the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington. He has given masterclasses in the US, Brazil, Germany, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Chuong is currently concertmaster of the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra and the VASCAM Ensemble. He has served as guest concertmaster of the symphony orchestras of Amarillo, Irving, Monroe, and Wichita Falls, and the Vietnam Classical Players. As the Artistic Director of the Vietnam Connection Music Festival and the Dallas – based International Chamber Players, Dr. Vu is actively involved in the process of finding new sponsorship for the organizations, creating music programs to be performed at the festival, and inviting international artists to the festival. Dr. Vu is married to Dr. Szemoke Jobbagy, the associate concertmaster of the Plano Symphony Orchestra. They live in North Texas with their children Elizabeth and Benjamin.