|Vietnamese-French violinist Stephane Trần Ngọc will give a solo performance at the HCM City Opera House on July 19. Photo courtesy of HBSO|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – Vietnamese-French violinist Stephane Trần Ngọc will give a solo performance at the HCM City Opera House on July 19.
Ngọc, who is head of strings at the London College of Music, will open the concert with Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons.
He will also perform Latvian composer Peteris Vasks’s Distant Light, a concerto for violin and string orchestra.
His performance will be supported by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) under the lead of veteran conductor Trần Vương Thạch.
The Paris-born Ngọc graduated in violin and chamber music at the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music when he was 15 years old.
He later received a master’s degree at Brooklyn College’s Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Art from The Juilliard School in the US.
He has won top prizes at several international competitions, such as the Lipizer Competition and the Long-Thibaud 1990 International Competition.
Ngọc has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with orchestras, including the Radio-France Philharmonic, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, the Danish Chamber Players and the Shinsei Symphony Orchestra.
He has worked as a violin teacher at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon and the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in the US.
The concert will begin at 8pm at the Opera House at 7 Lam Sơn Square in District 1. Tickets are available at the venue’s box office. — VNS