Dao Cong Minh



Cong Minh was born in a remote village of Tien Giang province in the south of Vietnam. Minh's childhood was tough! He didn't have many toys like children do now. He made all of his toys on his own. He loved to play war game using bamboo gun and also swimming in the river close to his house.

Minh usually went to Saigon in the summer time to visit his Dad. He was impressed when he saw kids playing musical instrument at the City Cultural House. Bamboo flute looked familiar to him at that time. That's why he picked bamboo flute to learn.

A year later, Minh passed the talent exam and was accepted to study at the Saigon Conservatory in 1983. He was a straight A bamboo flute student until graduation for nine years. He got a scholarship from Australian Cultural Exchange Association in 1991. He top graduated from the Conservatory in 1992 (bamboo flute).


1995 - First Prize Bamboo Flute solo
at the National Traditional Music Festival (Southern Part). Bamboo Flute Player Award in Saigon in 1992, 1993 and 1995
On Paris By Night Music Video (in USA) for the first time in 8/2003
Publish first bamboo flute album
"Long Me & Turkish March" in 9/2003

Minh used to perform for the TV show in Saigon with
Tieng Hat Que Huong group from 1986 to 1996.
Recently, Minh has been performing in Columbia University in New York, Art Museum in Ohio,
National Foreign Affair Traning Center, George Mason University, University of Maryland and more...

B.S Economic University, Foreign Trade, 1995, Saigon, Vietnam
B.S Strayer University, Business Administration, 1997 (4.00/4.00 GPA) Strayer University's Scholarship in
1998 M.B.A Financial Management, 1999, Southeastern University, USA (4.00/4.00 GPA)
M.S Computer Science, Southeastern University, 2001
Certified Advanced ColdFusion 5 Developers - 2002

Present: Chief of Genetic Database Project at Institution of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins.