Berlin Symphony Orchestra to perform in Vietnam

Germany’s famous Berlin Symphony Orchestra will give a performance at the Hanoi Opera House on July 14-15.

            Violinist Bui Cong Duy

The orchestra will present to Vietnamese music lovers classical and modern works by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Strauss and Elgar. The music pieces will be performed by 66 band members under the baton of conductor Lior Shambadal.

Formed in 1967, the orchestra has performed some 60 concerts a year in many countries across the world.

Vietnam’s famous violinist Bui Cong Duy will join the concert.

Bui Cong Duy is the first son of the artistic couple Pham Thuy Loan, who teaches the cello, and Bui Cong Thanh, a violin instructor. They introduced their son to the violin at the age of five.

In 1990, he won first prize in the Autumn National Music Competition at nine years of age and then went on to study in Russia’s Novosibirk State Glinka Conservatory. After graduating, he entered the Tchaikovsky Music Institute in Moscow in 1998 until 2003.

Duy won first prize in international violin contests organized in Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg in both 1993 and 1995. He also won acclaim by winning the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition for violinists under 18 in 1997.

He was later admitted to the Viruous Moskva Chamber Orchestra, becoming the first foreign member of the world-famous orchestra in its 24 year history.

The violinist has given recitals in many countries including Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy and France.

By T.Mui – Translated by Kim Khanh

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