Get to know the passionate team behind CAMP, as well as its mission.
Polish of Vietnamese descent composer and pianist, Ania Vu (née Vũ Đặng Minh Anh) writes music that explores the interplay between the sound properties and meanings of the words, musical energy related to form, and varied notions of time. She is currently the 2022-23 Postdoctoral Instructor at the University of Chicago and a 2021-23 Composer Fellow with the American Opera Project’s two-year program “Composers & the Voice”. Ania received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania her B.M. in composition and theory from the Eastman School of Music.
As the winner of the Boston New Music Initiative’s 9th Annual Commissioning Competition (2021) and prize-recipient of the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra’s Call for Scores (2020), Ania has worked with leading new music ensembles and musicians, including the Daedalus and Mivos string quartets, Sō Percussion, the TAK, International Contemporary, and Kamratōn Ensembles, the Iridium Saxophone Quartet, Eunmi Ko, Robert McCormick, Rose Hegele, and Paulina Swierczek. She has received recognition and fellowships from the American Opera Project, Tanglewood, the I-Park Foundation, and ASCAP.
Ania is also an actively performing pianist in the standard and contemporary repertoire, having received several national and international piano competition awards. She has performed in the US, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Vietnam, and Poland—including at the Royal Castle in Warsaw and the Hanoi Opera House. Ania has also premiered and performed her own works and those of her colleagues. Recently, she’s been invited to perform at the Polish Consulate in NYC, the Skalny Center at the University of Rochester, and the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania.