Duc Huy was born in north Vietnam. His family migrated south in 1955. Duc Huy's interest in music began when he was given a mandolin and was taught how to play the instrument when he was a youth in Vietnam. He was also taught how to play the guitar by his cousin. At the time there were a lot of opposition from his family. Duc Huy persisted and began practicing more using just his natural talents to pick up the nuances of music and composition. Duc Huy began his career as a professional musician at the age of 17. Duc Huy has collaborated with many bands in his career. Some of the famous bands that Duc Huy was affiliated with were Crazy Boys, Les Vampires, Spotlights, Strawberry Four, Revolution, and Duc Huy & Thanh Tuyen.
to Duc Huy, between 1963 to 1975 was his period of self development. Duc
Huy began writing music as a freshman at Van Khoa university. He immediatly
found success in his first song, Con Mua Phun, written in 1969 in Da Lat.
After 25 years, Con Mua Phun is still being widely recorded. He said that
although he has had many successes in subsequent pieces, this song remains
one of his favorite. He said it reflects his philosophy and approach to
In 1975, Duc Huy immigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco California. He attended San Francisco City College, where he took music and composition classes. In 1978, Duc Huy produced his first album, De Tuong Nho Saigon. The album was very well received by music lovers as it enriched the budding Vietnamese music industry abroad. It also marked the introduction of Duc Huy's style of composition. Duc Huy also used state of the art recording equipment, which at the time was quite rare in the Vietnamese music industry. The album highlighted songs written by Duc Huy prior to 1975. It included: Bay Di Canh Chim Bien, Con Mua Phun, Neu Xa Nhau, Thoang May Bay, Mua Thu Ru Em...
In the late 70's and early 80's, Duc Huy continued to write and recorded music. Some of his more notable songs during this period were: Duong Xa Uot Mua, Yeu Em Dai Lau, Em Di, Mua Dong Sap Den, Khoc Mot Dong Song, Va Toi Cung Yeu Em, Xin Mot Ngay Mai Co Nhau, and De Quen Con tim.
In 1983, he left the mainland to go to Hawaii. He traveled and performed on large cruise ships stopping at such ports as, Tahiti, the Caribbeans, Mexico, and the Bahamas. During this period of solitude, traveling on the high seas away the Vietnamese community, Duc Huy managed to continue writing music. When he returned to California in 1987, Duc Huy brought with him such now famous pieces as: Nguoi Tinh Tram Nam, Tieng Mua Dem, Mot Tinh Yeu, Va Con Tim Da Vui Tro Lai....
When asked about his source of inspiration Duc Huy claims that his songs reflects his feelings. For example, Trai Tim Nguc Tu reflects hopelessness, Nhu Da Dau Yeu reflects the pain of lost love, Nhu Mot Dong Song reflects his love for Vietnam etc...
At this point in his career, Duc Huy has solidly established himself as one of Vietnam's premier musician. His music is loved by millions of Vietnamese both in Vietnam and abroad. He has a proven track record and has set precedent for many generations of musicians to come.
In recent years, Nhac Moi Productions is Duc Huy's own label where he produces all of his music as well as for others. Duc Huy also travels all over the United States and worldwide to perform and appear in various community events.
Nguoi Tinh Tram Nam
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