Huu Bac Ensemble

Huu Bac Ensemble

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN

Compositions by multi-instrumentalist Huu Bac Quach. A fusion of his eastern and western heritage, blending instrumental textures with vietnamese monochord, chinese erhu, south american quena, guitar, violin, bass, drums, over a tapestry of european counterpoint, jazz harmonies and american rythms.


Huu Bac was born in Vietnam. At the age of 2, his family moved to Quebec, Canada. He is a disciple of Pham Duc Thanh, master of dan bau, vietnamese monochord. He studied jazz guitar at McGill University, and chinese erhu at Shanghai Conservatory. He has performed at events such as “Festival Musique Multi-Montreal”, “World Francophone Summit 2008”, “Montreal African Nights Festival”, and “Vancouver Summer Festival”. He performed for the televison programms “In Concert”, on TFO, and “New World Symphony”, on ARTV. He is a member of the multicultural group Sonidos Vivos, led by peruvian composer Lucho Quequezana, with whom he performed regularly in Peru and learned to play the quena, andean flute. In 2009, he recorded for the show “Totem” of Cirque du Soleil, and for “Canotgraphie”, a show by artistic director Robert Lepage. In 2010, he was a finalist for the “Montreal Arts Council Diversity Award” and participated in a residency by the institution Vision Diversité, at the Studio-Théâtre de la Place-des-Arts de Montréal. In december 2010, he was a guest on the radio program “Nous Sommes des Vôtres”, on CBC radio 1 (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). In 2011, he was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for research and composition. In november 2011, he performed at the “Africa-Asia” festival, in Paris, under the direction of Wally Badarou.


Huu Bac is currently working on his first album as a leader, release date : june 2012.

Other recordings :

-“Totem”, Cirque du Soleil 2010
-"Sonidos Vivos Live in Lima 2008"
-"Sonidos Vivos Live in Lima 2009"

Set List

1h30, original compositions