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Concert celebrates famous victory

Update: April, 24/2014 - 10:40
Musical dedication: Violinist Bui Cong Duy will perform in concert to mark the anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory at the Ha Noi Opera House on May 7 and 8. — Photo phunuonline.com.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — A musical work celebrating victory in Dien Bien Phu battle by composer Nguyen Thien Dao will premier in a concert at Ha Noi Opera House on May 7 and 8.

Composer Dao exclusively wrote the piece titled "Rendezvous Symphony" for the Viet Nam National Symphony and Orchestra (VNSO) to mark the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory, which falls on May 7.

The symphony comprises four chapters: Rong Tien (Fairy Dragon), Tinh Ca (Love Music), Thoi No Le (Slavery), and Diem Hen (Rendezvous). The composition is about 25 minutes long.

The work is one of the two latest productions by Dao who is a French-Vietnamese composer. Born in Ha Noi in 1940, Dao moved to France and received rigorous western education. He is known by his works, which have a strong influence of Vietnamese style.

He has composed over 93 musical works in symphony and opera. He has won many awards including Andre Caplet Prize by France's Academy of Fine Arts.

Two symphonies, such as Poem by Ernest Chausson and Symphony No3 by Beethoven will be performed in the concert.

The concert will feature musicians from the VNSO, including violin virtuoso Bui Cong Duy. Since the age of 5, Duy started learning to play violin from his father. He studied in Glinka Music College, Novosibirsk city, Russia.

He is the first Vietnamese to win the first prize at the Tchaikovsky International music contest in Saint Peterbourg, Russia. He also won the first prize and was bestowed the award for the best performance of J.S Bach at the Demidov International music contest in Ekaterinburg, Russia. At the contest, Duy was conferred the title Asian Pride.

The concert will be conducted by Japanese Tetsuji Honna and will kick off at 8pm. — VNS


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