We are delighted to announce that Alexander Bui has joined St. Luke’s as Interim Music Minister! Alexander is a Vietnamese-American concert pianist who holds a Master of Music Degree in classical piano and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Manhattan School of Music, New York City. Currently, Mr. Bui is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in classical piano from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
As a church musician, he has served as pianist and organist at several churches including South Presbyterian Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, United Moravian Church, Calvary United Methodists Church, Messiah's Reformed Fellowship, Church of Our Lady Star of Sea, and Church of St. Joseph.
Alexander's accomplishments as a classical musician are numerous. His most widely known for his sensational performances as a semifinalist on NBC’s television show, America’s Got Talent, where he inspired the world - especially the young generation - to learn and appreciate classical music. As a two-time winner of the Ester C. Weill Music Competition in 2011 & 2012, he has been invited each season as a soloist to perform with the Ocean City POPs Orchestra under the baton of maestro William Scheible - performing pieces from Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. He has also participated in two prestigious summer festivals, Orford Academy in Canada and The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in Florida, as well as traveling to Italy to become an accompanist and musical coach for Music Academy International Festival’s Musical Theatre program. As a soloist, he has performed in numerous venues including Steinway Hall of New York City, NBC Studios of Los Angeles and the Atlantic City Borgata Resort & Spa Casino, as well as on television and radio.
Alexander is an active chamber musician collaborating with string players in piano trios and piano quartets in the tri-state area of New York and New Jersey. In 2018 he won the Lillian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition performing Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major K. 493 at Manhattan School of Music. Alexander also freelances as a studio teacher and an accompanist in New York City and is a member of the piano faculty in Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division-Rutgers University, New Jersey. Mr. Bui’s mission is to enlighten audiences of the beauty, excitement and enduring quality of the great classical composers through his performances.
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Interim Music Minister
Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
"Music is essential in our daily lives . . . Without music, life would be a drag . . . I seek to inspire excitement, happiness, and a desire to succeed."
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