The VA’V Young Ensemble & SỬ VIỆT Ensemble

With its members ranging from ages 7 to 18, the VA’V Young Ensemble & SỬ VIỆT Ensemble is dedicated to sharing traditional Vietnamese music with the new generation.  By performing thousand-years old folk songs to pop music with a traditional twist, they hope to inspire young people to embrace their culture and heritage.  The members join together from San Francisco, San Jose, and Fremont with Vân-Ánh (Vanessa) Võ  to provide the younger generation a glimpse of what traditional music is like.  Over the past five years, the Ensembles have grown in number, developed in musical expertise, and performed across the U.S. in many Vietnamese cultural and modern contemporary productions, such as the San Francisco Legion of Honor, the World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music in Seattle and Vietnam (and will perform at the upcoming festival in Paris, 2017), and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.   The Ensembles have also had the pleasure of working with several renowned musicians from all around the Bay Area and have an upcoming performance with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra.  The VA’V Young Ensemble hopes to continue to grow and inspire other young musicians.


Nicole Huynh
Andrea Huynh
Audrey Do
Kieu-Thu Vu
Lan-Thuy Nguyen
Thuy Nhi Pham
Kira LueSang
Tyrene Bailey
Katrina Culman
Nha-Vinh Tran
Mong-Lanh Nguyen

Eugenia Truong
Kelly Nguyen
Emily Quach
Hoang-Anh Nguyen
Huyen-Nga Nguyen
Linh-Chi Tran
Christopher Lam
Jacqueline Lan
Athena Le

Vionna Huang
Ashley Hua
Alison Hua
Mahathi Jayaraman
Kai Monno
Pallavi Balay
Anjali Gard
Vivek Gard