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Mar 10, 2021 / 21:56

20th Century Music Concert Series: Concert No.1

The Goethe-Institut Hanoi and Inspirito School of Music introduce a Series of Music programs from the 20th century to Hanoi audiences, starting from March 22.

Series of Music programs from the 20th century will present to the audience the works from authors that have not performed much in Vietnam yet, especially musicians during the volatile length of the 20th century.

Composer Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976). Photo: Entitymag.com

This is the stage of unlimited creativity, the rich and extremely diverse development of different musical colors and composition tactics. Participating in this series will be artists and lecturers of Inspirito School of Music.

In this first performance, the artists will provide an overview of musical languages from different countries around the world during the 20th century, from Japan to Eastern and Western Europe and America.

The Concert No.1 features “Six Metamorphoses after Ovid” (Benjamin Britten) performed by Vietnamese oboist Hoang Manh Lam; the Etude No.4 “Fanfares” (György Ligeti) played by pianist Ngo Phuong Vi; the “Path” (Toru Takemitsu) played by Japanese trumpeter Yuki Urushihara, among others.

Composer György Ligeti (1923 -2006). Photo: Bardmusicwest.org

The concert will take place at 7pm on March 22 at Goethe-Institut Hanoi (No 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi). It opens free to public but a donation is encouraged. Recommended donation is VND100,000 ($4.3). Participation upon registration here.

Pianist Ngo Phuong Vi studied at the National Academy of Music. She holds a Bachelor Degree of Piano Performance at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, USA with a full scholarship and is currently a graduate student at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria.

Throughout her musical journey, Vi has been an annual guest at concerts with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. She also gained national and international awards and played in masterclasses for celebrated piano professors including Dang Thai Son, Bernd Goetzke, Boris Berman and Michel Beroff, among others.

Meanwhile, Japanese artist Yuki Urushihara had graduated from Trumpet University and Graduate School in Germany. He has performed in many orchestras such as Tokyo Junior Philharmonic Orchestra and Asian Youth Orchestra. He currently works at the Sun Symphony Orchestra and teaches Trumpet and Ensemble at the Inspirito School of Music.

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