Opera on Don Quixote presented at Vietnam National Academy of Music

A concert featuring Don Quixote, an opera by Richard Strauss for cello, viola and large orchestra will take place at Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi on October 15-16.

Soprano Ha Pham Thang Long, cellist Maximilian Hornung, viola soloist Nguyen Nguyet Thu and artists of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will join the show under the baton of Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji.

German cellist Maximilian Hornung was born in a musician’s family. When he was 22 he successfully applied for the position of the first solo cellist at the Bayrischer Rundfunk Symphony orchestra. He has been known as a so called Fruhvollendeter (a young artist who’s genius reached his climax early).  He plays as a soloist in various musical institutions, like Czech philharmonic orchestra, Vienna symphony orchestra, the Tonhallen Orchestra Zurich.
 
With his striking musicality, instinctive stylistic certainty and musical maturity, the young cellist Maximilian Hornung began his career when he won the German Music Council’s Competition in 2005.

He received an ECHO Klassik prize as best newcomer of the year for his first Sony CD in 2011, followed by an ECHO Klassik prize for the best cello concerto recording of the year for his recording of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Bamberg Symphony under Sebastian Tewinkel in October 2012.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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