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Concert features S Korean talents

Update: March, 07/2014 - 08:53

Instrumental: South Korean flutist Hyun Ju Ro will perform at the Voices of Spring concert on Sunday (March 9) at the HCM City Opera House. — VNS File Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — An evening concert, the Voices of Spring, will feature two South Korean musicians performing along with the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) on Sunday at the HCM City Opera House.

Soprano Sung Hee Park and flutist Hyun Ju Ro will accompany the orchestra conducted by Tran Vuong Thach.

Works will include The Voices of Spring Waltz by Johann Strauss, the Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppe, the Doll's song from the opera The Tales of Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach, a famous Mozart aria, and a concerto for flute composed by Carl Reinecke of Germany.

Coloratura soprano Sung Hee Park, widely regarded as a great musical talent with impressive lyrical tone, has performed throughout Europe and Asia.

She garnered first prizes in the international competitions "Riviera Etrusca" (2005), "Padova" (2005), "Dino Caravita" (2005), and "Visi d'arte" (2006).

Park was the first Asian to receive a doctorate from Corso Biennio. She also graduated from the Municipal Conservatory of Milano and was accepted to take a course with soprano Mirella Freni.

She is a lecturer at Korea's Ewha Womans University, Mock Won University, Sun Haw Arts High School and Kiangsi Arts High School.

She also has been appointed Ambassador for Culture and Arts by the Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Flutist Hyun Jug Ro, born in Seoul, came to the US at the age of 16 and attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music and continued her education at Hochschule fuer Musik Hamburg.

A winner of the ERASMUS scholarship to study in Vienna under Wolfgang Schulz, she has had numerous solo recitals and chamber concerts in South Korea, Southeast Asia and Europe.

She is second flutist for Korea's Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra and teaches at Seongnam Academy. She is also a member of the Flute Choir with Love and the Korea Flute Education Association.

Ticket are available at the Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, in District 1. — VNS



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