Italian song, dance concert in Hanoi, HCM City

A concert introducing Italian songs will take place at HCMC Conservatory of Music on March 19.

Mezzo-soprano Katharina Padrok, tenor Sebastian Myrus and pianist Boris Schönleber will perform the “Italian Songbook” by Hugo Wolf. The masterpiece is an audio interpretation of 46 traditional Italian love poems. The character of the songs ranges from love to mockery and from conflict to reconciliation, diving listeners deeply into the emotional abyss of mankind.

Previously, a piano performance by Boris Schönleber will be held at Goethe-Institute on March 12; a concert featuring Italian song and dance will take place at the Vietnam Dance College on March 17 and at Youth Theater on March 18 in Hanoi.

The piano soloist, song accompanist and chamber musician Boris Schönleber studied in Berlin and received the „Performers Diploma“ in London. His concert journeys led him to many countries in Europe, South East Asia  and Central Asia. He made recordings for movies, TV, radio and CDs both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.

As a concert soloist, tenor Sebastian Myrus  has worked together with many well-known ensembles in Germany and Europe. His interest in music of all styles and eras led him to Washington, Qatar, Hawaii and Vietnam.

Katharina Padrok is a vocal coach at the Frankfurt Music Academy. She studied vocals at the Berlin University of the Arts. As a sought-after soloist, Katharina Padrok has given several concerts in Germany and abroad. Her solo repertoire is diverse. Besides common oratorios, passions and Bach Cantatas, her repertoire covers a number of song programs, contemporary music and tango songs. She has worked with pianist Boris Schönleber many times. They taught master classes in Vietnam and at the Conservatory of music in Hanoi.

By Kim Khanh

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