September, 19 2012 09:53:24

French flautist, pianist to play

HCM CITY (VNS) — A flute and piano concert by two outstanding French musicians – Clement Dufour and Tristan Pfaff – will be held at the HCM City Academy of Music tomorrow.

The concert is being organised by the French Institute in Viet Nam and the Institute for Cultural Exchanges with France (IDECAF).

Dufour, 25, studied the flute at the Regional Music Academy of Rueil-Malmaison and the National Music and Dance Academy of Lyon. He has won numerous competitions and played in many countries. He was nominated "Revelation Classique" by Adami in 2006 and was 2007's Declic Programme laureate of Culture France.

Pfaff, 27, began his studies at the Conservatoire National de Region de Nantes before joining the class of Denis Pascal at the Conservatoire at Rayonnement Regional de Rueil-Malmaison. In 2000 he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, where he won the 2003 prize in piano with honors and the Diploma of Higher Education in piano and chamber music with distinction. Pfaff has won numerous international competitions. His first recording ("live" in Auvers-sur-Oise) was released in 2010 in DiscAuvers.

Tomorrow's concert, which begins at 8pm, will include Debussy's Syrinx (solo flute) and pieces for Afternoon of a Faun and Bizet's Carmen.

Tickets costing VND200,000, VND150,000 and 100,000, (50 per cent discount for students) can be bought at 112 Nguyen Du, District 1, HCM City, (Tel 3822 5841ext. 102); or Antenna in HCM City of the French Institute in Viet Nam (Tel: 3520 6863). — VNS

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