Pianist duet to showcase in city

For the first time, a piano collaboration between Englishman Peter Seivewright and the Vietnamese American Pham Hong Hanh will be performed live on stage at Saigon Opera House on August 9. 

Pham Hong Hanh will return to her native country after 21 years living abroad (Photo: Courtesy of HBSO)

Two masterpieces will be presented, including Double Piano Concerto in Eb Major by Mozart and Piano Concerto in Bb Minor by Tchaikovsky, under the baton of Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor Tran Vuong Thach.
 
Pham Hong Hanh, 39, has given performances in many countries, such as Russia, Vietnam, Canada and the U.S. She is an active member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California.
 
Peter Seivewright, 55, has performed extensively as a recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the U.K, Ireland, Norway, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Australia, China, India, Kuwait, Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S and Russia.
 
He has released various albums, including Complete Piano Music of Carl Nielsen and Contemporary Scottish Piano Music.
 
Tickets are on sale at the Opera House Box Office: Stalls: VND150,000 (US$9) – Circle: VND200,000 ($11).  

Bookings can also be made via the hotline: (+848) 3832 2009 or 6270 4450. 

The performance starts at 8pm at the Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCM City.

By Truong Son

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