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Academy of Music marks 60th birthday

Update: October, 25/2016 - 07:00
Strengthens solidarity: Famed French conductor Henri Pompidor will direct a symphony concert with musicians from the Việt Nam National Academy of Music tonight to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Academy’s establishment. — Photo www.henripompidor.com
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HÀ NỘI — A symphony concert with musicians from the Việt Nam National Academy of Music and famed French conductor Henri Pompidor will be held tonight (Tuesday) at the Grand Concert Hall of the Việt Nam National Academy of Music in Hà Nội to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding.

Artists will play masterpieces by international and Vietnamese composers including Ludwig van Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré, Đỗ Hồng Quân and  Đặng Hữu Phúc. Pompidor is also holding master classes for the musicians at the Academy.

A member of the French choral conductors society, Dr Henri Pompidor is currently teaching choral singing and conducting the Charles Munch choir at the Conservatory of Paris. He also devotes international activity to choral education, especially through master classes and workshops around the world (China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Việt Nam, and Japan).

“I believe that participation in choral singing as a social and cultural practice strengthens solidarity and leads to the respect of differences within each society," he wrote on his website.

He has conducted children and adult choirs, amateur, university  and professional choirs in France and around the world.

Previously, he held master classes in choral conducting at the Việt Nam National Academy of Music (in 2014) and the HCM City Conservatory of Music (in 2012).

In 2012 he was a jury member at the Vietnam international choral festival and competition in Huế City.  

The concert starts at 8pm at 77 Hào Nam Street in Hà Nội. — VNS

 

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