|Modern sounds: The award-winning TANA String Quartet from France will have their debut in Hà Nội on Thursday before travelling to HCM City the next day. — Photo courtesy of L’Espace|
HÀ NỘI — The award-winning TANA String Quartet from France will make their Hà Nội debut with the world premiere of Phong Vũ (Dance of Wind), a composition by noted Vietnamese-French composer Tôn Thất Tiết, on Thursday at the French cultural centre L’Espace.
During their one-night only concert, the quartet will perform both classical and contemporary music.
Alongside compositions by Tiết, the quartet will perform the String Quartet No 3 “Shadows” by Yann Robin, and the String Quartet in G minor, op. 10 by Claude Debussy.
Consisting of Antoine Maisonhaute and Ivan Lebrun on violin, Maxime Desert on viola, and Jeanne Maisonhaute on cello, the quartet was formed to promote contemporary repertoire and enhance the relationship between composers and performers.
Recognised by The Guardian as “impeccable players”, the quartet has received an array of international awards.
The quartet won the Union of Belgian Composers’ Fuga Prix, the Octave De La Musique Awards for contemporary music, among other awards.
In addition, TANA has appeared at several prestigious festivals and concert series all over the world, including MUSICA à Strasbourg, Saint-Denis, Musiques du GMEM, Faithful in Berlin, San Sebastian, Auditorium du Louvre, Villa Medici in Rome, Pharos Foundation in Cyprus.
On Friday, the quartet will perform in HCM City at IDECAF, 31 Thái Văn Lung Street, District 1. — VNS