US violonist, pianist perform in Hanoi

American violonist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Anna Polonsky will perform at the 19th annual Hennessy Concert Series to be held at the Hanoi Opera House on May 29.

Violinist Stefan Jackiw was introduced to music at the age of four. He won the 2002 Avery Fisher Career Grant award and has garnered great acclaim from his perromances in orchestras in the US. He wins music lovers’ hearts with the ourity of sound, the beauty of timbre and impeccable technique.

Pianist Anna Polonsky gave her first solo performance at the age of 7 at Moscow Central School of Music. She moved to the United States in 1990 and then graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music. She earned a Master of Music degree at Juilliard School and won a scholarship offered by the Borletti - Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2003. She received 2011 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award.

The concert will be also broadcast live at the Cach Mang Thang Tam (August Revolution) Square.

Created by the late director Wes Benson, the Hennessy Concert Series debuted in 1996 with a solo performance by legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. The series has brought several top artists to Vietnam including pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lambert Orkis, and Lang Lang, violinists Hilary Hahn and Julian Rachlin, opera singer Barbara Bonney and others.

By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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