Int’l music talents perform in Vietnam

Conductor Seikyo Kim and violist Rina Matsuda, both very famous in Japan, are highly expected in Hanoi for their joint performances with the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra at the most deluxe Opera House on July 17-18.

                          Violist Rina Matsuda

Violist Rina Matsuda is to perform the Violin Concerto composed by P. I. Tchaikovsky of Russia, a favourite work of all leading violists in the world. She will also perform Symphony No. 3 by Austrian composer Anton Bruckne.

Rina Matsuda was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1985, and began violin classes at 3 years old.

She graduated from solo training courses at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and has continued higher education at the Nuerneberg Conservatoire, Germany, where she has received a certificate for performance granted by the German Government.

The Japanese violist has won a number of prestigious prizes both domestically and internationally.

Conductor Seikyo Kim was born in Osaka, Japan, and began playing piano at the age of three and violin at seven. He moved to the US at 14 and later on to Europe for education. The Japanese talent won the first prize at a contest for international young conductors in Lisbon, Spain, in July, 1996. His career saw a turning point in May, 1998 when he won the famous Nicolai Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Source: VietnamPlus

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