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Mar 15, 2017 / 12:05

Concert with Hinrich Alpers and Bui Cong Duy

Pianist Hinrich Alpers & violinist Bui Cong Duy perform works by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms.

From Viennese Classic to High Romanticism: On March 16 at 7 PM, pianist Hinrich Alpers and violinist Bui Cong Duy will lead audience through three epochs of music history. First, Hinrich Alpers will take audience into the world of the great Titan Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), who created an exceptionally powerful piano piece with – Sonata in C Major Op. 53, which sounds like a full orchestra. It is devoted to his friend and sponsor Count Waldstein.
Robert Schumann also devoted his Arabesque in C Major Op. 18 to an important person close to him: Friederike Serre benefits the connection to Schumann’s subsequent wife Clara. With great desire and love Alpers guides us into the emotional world of Robert Schumann. Hinrich Alpers and Bui Cong Duy will heighten the night with the Hungarian folklore of the High Romanticism: The Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms will top our journey through the three musical epochs off.
The musical repertoire of the pianist Hinrich Alpers also contains – apart from many piano concerts and Beethoven’s sonatas – piano works by Schumann, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. Hinrich Alpers was awarded with the 1st prize at the 3rd International Telekom Beethoven competition in Bonn and he regularly performs at international concert halls, philharmonic orchestras and festivals. In 2010, he founded an international summer academy in his home town in Northern Germany where international musicians annually gather together for master classes and concerts.
Coming from a musical family, Bui Cong Duy began to play the violin at the age of 4 and won the second prize at a violin competition in HCMC already at the age of 8. In addition to numerous of other awards, he won the first prize and golden medal of the Tchaikovsky International Music Contest in St. Petersburg. He now lives in Hanoi teaching at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and is a celebrated star at many major concerts.
Concert with Hinrich Alpers and Bui Cong Duy will be performed on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 7 pm at Salon Van hoa Ca Phe Thu Bay, 1st floor, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist 3, HCMC.