|Flutist Nguyen Ly Huong. — Photo hanoigrapevine.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Flutist Nguyen Ly Huong will perform her debut recital this weekend in Ha Noi at the French cultural centre, L'Espace.
Huong, 24, took first place in an international flute competition in southern China's Nanning City last year. The recent Viet Nam National Academy of Music graduate will perform a mix of classical and contemporary works for L'Espace, including a Chinese piece called Sao Dem (Night Flute) that helped her beat 78 competitors in Nanning.
Huong and two guest musicians, pianist Quynh Trang and clarinetist Tran Khanh Quang, will perform experimental versions of pieces originally composed for orchestras.
After her Ha Noi debut, she'll appear on stage at the Toyota Classics 2014 concert in HCM City on November 18. She will perform Mozart's Flute Concerto's first movement with the Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra.
"It is an honour for me to play with the orchestra, which was founded by members of London's world-renowned Royal Opera House," Huong said. "I'm confident about playing with the orchestra, because I forget everything while I'm playing music." — VNS