Enjoying “Late winter” concert in the festive season

An acoustic concert titled “Late winter” featuring composer/pianist Vu Nhat Tan and percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa will be expected to charm music lovers at the Heritage Space in Hanoi on December 16.

Vu Nhat Tan and Tran Xuan Hoa will bring audience a chilled out evening combining the melodiousness of the piano with the beautiful rhythm of marimba and percussion instruments.

Vu Nhat Tan studied piano at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi and earned a certificate in 1987. He later received a scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to study computer music and new music at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne in 2000–2001. Tan also studied composition with at the University of California, San Diego in 2002.

The artist received several local and international music awards, including Premier Prix in the competition Saint-German-en-Laye in 1995; four prizes from the Vietnam Composers Association in Hanoi in 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2003; a grant from the Asian Cultural Council in 2002.

He has been performed in Australia, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Mongolia, Switzerland, the USA, and Vietnam. He has lectured on composition and musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music since 1995.

Graduated from Hanoi Music Conservatory, percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa is currently lead percussion player at the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, and member and co-founder of the quartet Go Group.

By Kim Khanh

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