Violinist Bui Cong Duy & Pianist Hinrich Alpers perform in HCMC

The Goethe Institute in HCMC said a concert with the pianist Hinrich Alpers and violinist Bui Cong Duy will be held in Salon Coffee, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach Str, district 3 in HCMC on March 16 at 7pm.

The Pianist Hinrich Alpers

The pianist Hinrich Alpers and the violinist Bui Cong Duy leads through three epochs of music history.

Hinrich Alpers ever took the audience into the world of the great Titian Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1872), who created an exceptionally powerful piano piece with the Sonata in C Major Op.53 sounding like a full orchestra. It is devoted to his friend and sponsor Count Waldstein.

The musical repertoire of the pianist Hinrich Alpers contains - apart from many piano concerts and Beethoven’s sonatas – also piano works by Schumann, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. Hinrich Alpers was awarded with the 1st prize at the 3rd International Telekom Beethoven competition in Bonn
and he regularly performs at international concert halls, philharmonic orchestras and festivals.

In 2010, he founded an international summer academy in his home town in Northern Germany where international musicians annually gather together for master classes and concerts.

Coming from a musical family Bui Cong Duy began to play the violin at the age of 4 and won the second prize at a violin competition in HCMC already at the age of 8. In addition to numerous of other awards, he won the first prize and golden medal of the Tchaikovski International Music Contest in St. Petersburg. He now lives in Hanoi teaching at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and is a celebrated star at many major concerts.

The Violinist Bui Cong Duy

The concert will be taken place in Hue city on March 17 and in Danang in March 18. On March 23, the concert will be held in Opera House in Hanoi.

By Hanh Thu

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