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Linh Hong Nguyen, graduate student at Bard who had received her Master’s Degree in Music earlier in the day, died after being hit by a car while walking home in the late evening on the sidewalk in Red Hook, NY. A car veered onto the sidewalk.

Linh was a very talented pianist, who received a Master of Music in Instrumental Studies at Commencement on Saturday. She grew up in Hanoi, Vietnam and came to Bard for graduate school after completing a bachelor of music from the Vietnam National Academy of Music. While studying in the Conservatory at Bard, Linh was a member of Terrence Wilson's studio. She did additional work with piano faculty members Blair McMillen and Ryan McCullough. Linh was excited to begin her doctoral degree studies at Stony Brook University this coming fall in the studio of Christina Dahl.

Frank Corliss, director of the Bard College Conservatory, observed how “gentle and soft spoken Linh was. Those qualities belied the power and virtuosity of her piano playing. She was a young musician of deep personal ambition—in the best sense of the word. She held herself to the highest of musical standards in even the most challenging of repertoire. She was deeply curious about the greater musical world and about her future place in that world. Her thoughtfulness, kindness and eagerness to learn, endeared her to the faculty, fellow students and administrators who worked with her."

We want to extend to Linh's family, as well as to her friends, our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Donations will go directly to Linh’s family to assist them during this incredibly difficult time. Linh will be dearly missed, and her memory will always live on in our hearts. ️


  • Cole Sisson
    • $20 
    • 17 d
  • Anonymous
    • $95 
    • 26 d
  • Tien Son Dang
    • $300 
    • 28 d
  • Tien Dat Le
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • karissa rippy
    • $10 
    • 1 mo

Organizer and beneficiary

Lillie O’Hara
Red Hook, NY
Maggie Curtin

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