HCM CITY — Spanish conductor Unai Urrecho and pianist Alexander Selitser will perform at a concert celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and Spain at the HCM City Conservatory of Music on Saturday.
They will collaborate with the conservatory’s Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra in performing works by Granados and Beethoven.
The concert will highlight the second volume of Granados’ 12 Danza Espanola for piano called Andaluza. The programme will also include Piano Concerto No 5 and Symphony No 7 by Beethoven.
Conductor Urrecho began as an orchestra musician at an early age in the Arrasate Musical Symphony Orchestra. He completed his conducting studies under Maestro Sygmon Kawalla at Chopin University in Warsaw, Poland.
He teaches at the University of Suwon, South Korea. He was founder and artistic director of Hwaseong Academy Festival Orchestra, and since 2013 he has been artistic director and principal conductor of Kwangsung Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.
Pianist Selitser received a doctorate in music at the St Peterburg State Conservatory in Russia. He has performed in various recitals and concerts with orchestras in Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea.
Since 2004, he has held the position of visiting professor at the University of Suwon. He has offered master classes and acted as a judge at different universities in South Korea.
The concert will begin at 8pm at 112 Nguyễn Du Street in District 1. — VNS