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Pianist Bich Tra explores work of Swedish composer

Update: March, 27/2012 - 08:54

HA NOI — Overseas Vietnamese pianist Nguyen Bich Tra has released a new CD featuring the works of Swedish composer Joachim Raff. The CD was released by the Naxos Group's Grand Piano label, dedicated to the exploration of undiscovered repertoire for piano.

"I've always remembered my first impressions when I read the compositions of Joachim Raff in a library in UK long time ago," said Tra. "It was a music full of sunshine, and full of joy and beauty. This CD is like an interesting itinerary to explore and restore Raff's magic sound once again."

Tra, 38, graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory in 1997 and completed an advanced performance course at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1999, continuing her studies for master's degree at the College of Music and Media. Living in Britain, she has toured worldwide and recorded six albums.-VNS

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