Polish and Vietnamese musicians will give Chopin concerts | Culture – Sports
City of HCM (VNS/VNA) – Polish and Vietnamese conductors and pianists will present two concerts featuring masterpieces by the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Chopin to HCM City Opera November 19 and 20.
The programs are organized by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) in cooperation with the Mickiewicz Institute and the Warsaw Music Foundation of Poland.
There “A Night by Frederic Chopinon November 19 will feature Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by Polish pianist Joanna Marcinkwska and Piano Concerto No. 2 by Vietnamese pianist Nguyen Viet Trung.
The pianists will perform with the HBSO orchestra.
Polish conductor and composer Wojciech Czepiel will conduct the concert.
Czepiel has conducted more than 400 compositions with numerous orchestras such as the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra in Moscow, the National Opera in Warsaw, the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vietnam Symphony and National Orchestra.
He received the “Gloria Artis” medal from the Polish Minister of Culture for his artistic achievements in 2012.
The “Piano Recital” concert on November 20 will highlight Chopin’s piano works, which have been appreciated for decades, such as Valses, Nocturnes, Polonaises and Préludes.
The show will also feature pieces for solo piano written by composers Xavier Montsalvatge, Wojciech Czepiel and Domenico Scarlatti.
The concert will feature pianists Marcinkwska and Trung, as well as the HBSO Orchestra.
Marcinkwska is one of the most acclaimed Polish pianists with 21 first prizes at notable international competitions such as the International Competition for Young Pianists “Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam” in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and the European Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Poland. Germany.
She has given recitals abroad in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden, and outside Europe to the United States and China.
She also performed in the TV show Chopin Recital on the 187th anniversary of Chopin’s birthday in 2018.
Trung, born in Hanoi, has lived in Poland since childhood.
He has won outstanding prizes at international piano competitions such as the National Piano Festival “Chopin Interpretations of the Young” in Konin-Żychlin, the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and the Karlovac International Piano Competition in Croatia.
Trung completed his graduate studies at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. He also participated in a master class by the world famous Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son.
Both concerts will start at 8 p.m. at 7 Lam Son Square in District 1. Tickets are available on site./.