Co Boi Nguyen serves as Assistant Conductor of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Nguyen is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Redlands School of Music, principal conductor of the University of Redlands Orchestra and Opera, and Principal Conductor for the Redlands Symphony’s OrKIDstra youth concerts.
From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Nguyen was conductor and faculty member of the C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival at Long Island University, New York. At the same time, she also worked as assistant conductor to Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun and the Cosmopolitan Orchestra in New York.
A native of Hanoi, Ms. Nguyen returns regularly to perform and to give master classes. She made her highly acclaimed debut with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra at the Hanoi Opera House in July 2002, making her the first woman and the youngest conductor ever to lead the ensemble. In December 2011, she gave conducting master classes at her alma mater, the Vietnam National Academy of Music.
Ms. Nguyen is a graduate of the conducting programs at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Juilliard School in New York.