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Professor Chau Nguyen studied music at the National conservatory of Music in Saigon, where he studied traditional musical instrument, harmony, and orchestration. Upon graduation in 1967 he was selected by the Board of Directors of the National Conservatory of Music to teach Vietnamesetraditional music.

While he was teaching at the National conservatory of Music, professor Chau Nguyen also participated in musical and performing arts festivals in the countryand was a member of delegations representing Vietnam in other countries.

In addition to performing and teaching, professor Chau Nguyen also specializes in composing, scoring, arranging music for group and producing different forms of Vietnamese performing arts, including the new form of choral orchestra in traditional music.


 
 
Professor Mai Nguyen is one of the founders and directors of the Lac Hong Performing Arts Group. Mrs. Mai Nguyen has an impressive musical background. She graduated in 1960 from the National Conservatory of Music in Saigon, where she specialized in the 16-string and pedagogy of music. She taught at the National Conservatory of Music in Saigon, the School of Theater Performing Arts and Gia Long High School until she escaped from Vietnam in 1977.
Mrs. Nguyen continued her teaching career after relocating to Houston. She founded the Hoa Sim Group which participated in many festivals in the Vietnamese community and was involved with Voice of Freedom Radio. After moving to Orange County, Mrs. Nguyen continued to teach and formed a new Hoa Sim Group which later became the Lac Hong Performing Arts Group.

 

 
 

Dance Master Luu Hong is from a family of dancing traditions. In his childhood, he learned tap dance and together with his brothers and sisters, established a family dance group and performed at dancing clubs in Vietnam. This dance group traveled far and wide and performed at theaters from Saigon to Hanoi with famous singers, actors, and actresses.

In 1944, King Bao Dai, the last king of the Nguyen Dynasty, invited Dance Master Luu Hong and his family dance group to perform at the Imperial Court.  After 1955, Dance Master Luu Hong and his dance group performed many shows all over South Vietnam. In 1964, Master Luu Hong and Dance Master Luu Binh established the Moulin Rouge Dance Group which later became the Luu Binh Hong Dance Group. This dance group represented Vietnam to participate in the Dance Festival in Singapore among other Asian dance groups.

In 1967, Dance Master Luu Hong was one of the founders of the Maxim Dance Group, a famous group well admired by public in Saigon. At that time, Master Luu Hong was designated to lead the Vietnamese dance group to perform at international festivals in Hong Kong, Japan, France, Morocco, England, South Africa, etc. In 1975, Master Luu Hong left Vietnam and settled in Japan, and later in USA. Since then, Master Luu Hong has participated in many musical shows overseas, trained young generations of dancers, and has been a choreographer for many shows for video tapes. Master Luu Hong has given much of his time and talent in training and guiding the Lam Ty Ni and Long Hoa dance groups.
At present Dance Master Luu Hong is re-establishing the Maxim Dance Group and cooperating with the Lac Hong Performing Arts Group to propagate the traditional cultural quintessence of Vietnamese music and dance to the young generation and to preserve and promote Vietnamese arts and culture in the USA.