The Journey of Vinh Khuất: The Multitalented Vietnamese-German Musician 

Welcome to Vietnam Untold. Today, we invite you to explore the remarkable journey of Vinh Khuất, a versatile musician with Vietnamese-German roots. From his early days steeped in a rich musical tradition to his ascent as a global sensation, Vinh Khuất’s story is one of harmonizing cultures and showcasing a multitude of talents. Join us as we delve into the extraordinary odyssey of this multifaceted artist. 

Khuất Duy Vinh, known by his stage name Vinh Khuất, born on March 20, 1990, this Vietnamese-German singer, songwriter, and music producer has captured the hearts of music enthusiasts both in Vietnam and abroad. From his early years immersed in a musical family to his international accolades, Vinh Khuất’s journey is remarkable.

A Musical Heritage and Multilingual Skills

Vinh Khuất, born Khuất Duy Vinh, entered the world on March 20, 1990, in Hanoi, Vietnam, into a family deeply rooted in the world of music. His maternal grandfather, the renowned artist Nguyễn Minh Tâm, taught accordion and saxophone, while his mother managed a cultural center. His father was a musician, and his siblings were no strangers to musical pursuits. Vinh Khuất and his younger brother began learning to play the piano under their mother’s guidance when they were just four years old.

At the age of one, Vinh Khuất’s family made the significant move to Germany, where he has resided and worked in Hamelin ever since. The multicultural environment and the family’s musical heritage laid the foundation for his future in the world of music.

A Rising Star in Germany

Vinh Khuất’s musical journey began early, and by the age of 15, he participated in The Voice in Germany. His remarkable talent earned him two impressive awards: Most Impressive Contestant and Young Talent. Three years later, at 18, he claimed the top prize in the Made in Schauburg competition, held every three years in Germany.

While he dabbled in songwriting from the ages of 19 to 20, it wasn’t until he reached the age of 23 to 24 that he decided to fully dedicate himself to his craft. After graduating from the Hannover Academy of Music with dual specializations in singing and jazz composition, Vinh Khuất was well on his way to becoming a musical force to be reckoned with.

International Acclaim and a World Champion

In 2011, Vinh Khuất’s talent took him to an international competition in Austria, where he and his acapella group clinched the first prize. The following year, he participated in the Boss Loop Station Word Championship, representing Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Once again, he emerged as the champion.

His remarkable journey continued in 2012, with Vinh Khuất capturing two first-place prizes awarded by the jury and the audience in the Hannover Songcontest Hören 2012 competition. He later competed on a global stage in Los Angeles, USA, securing fourth place.

In 2013, he earned third place in the New Ware music competition in Latvia and had the distinction of appearing on the country’s postage stamp.

A Return to Vietnam: A Star at Home

The year 2019 marked a significant turning point in Vinh Khuất’s career. He was invited to perform at the Tet Kỷ Hợi program and the Gala Sao Mai 2019 by the Vietnam Television Station. His rise to fame in Vietnam came after renowned musician Huy Tuấn discovered his performances on YouTube.

In October 2019, Vinh Khuất returned to Vietnam to participate in the Monsoon Music Festival 2019, sharing the stage with both local and international artists. He also took part in the New Year’s countdown event “Vũ khúc ánh sáng – Countdown 2020” in Hanoi.

A Unique “One Man Band”

Vinh Khuất’s musical style is a captivating blend of diverse talents. He masterfully incorporates a “one-man band” approach, seamlessly combining piano, saxophone, traditional Vietnamese instruments like the đàn tranh and đàn bầu, beatboxing, singing, and rap in his performances.

His songwriting prowess knows no bounds, with compositions in English, German, and Vietnamese. To aid his multilingual endeavors, Vinh Khuất utilizes tools like Google Translate and occasionally seeks translation assistance from his mother.

Vinh Khuất’s journey is an inspiring testament to the power of passion, versatility, and the universal language of music. His captivating performances and unwavering dedication have made him a rising star on the global music scene, with audiences from Vietnam and beyond eagerly awaiting his next musical creation.

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