For over a decade, Eric Tran and Nathan Cheung have performed four-hands originals, transcriptions, and classics alike with a focus on bringing humor and joy to the classical music world. Happy Dog Duo has been performing four-hands and two-piano repertoire together since they were in middle school. They won both the 1st Prize and the Abild American Music Award at the 2017 Ellis Duo-Piano Competition, hosted by the National Federation of Music Clubs. They have also won a record-setting 13 gold medals in piano duo events at the United States Open Music Competition, and have performed with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, and the Vallejo Symphony.
As part of the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning Pawn: The Musical, they toured in Korea, China, Canada, and New York. Happy Dog has also made multiple appearances at the Aspen Music Festival. They perform extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area—their hometown—and they were the first piano duo ever to perform in Bing Concert Hall.
The name Happy Dog comes from their eponymously-titled 30-second compositional “masterpiece,” Happy Dog. Neither Nathan nor Eric owns any dogs.
Arkansas Tour Schedule
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 • 7:30 p.m.
Mabee Fine Arts Center
Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 • 7:30 p.m.
Stilwell Humanities Music Hall
2500 North Robison Rd.
Texarkana, AR 75501
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 • 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
University of Arkansas at Monticello
346 University Ct.
Monticello, AR 71655
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 • 2:00 p.m.
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
University of Arkansas Little Rock
2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204-1000
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 • 2:30 p.m.
White Lecture Hall
Robert Burns Building
Northwest AR Community College
#1 College Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712