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Russian artists to delight Vietnamese audiences with classical concerts

Update: June, 04/2018 - 09:00
Young talent: Pianist Anna Grot.— Photo courtesy of the Saint Petersburg House of Music
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Pianist Anna Grot and violinist Polina Borisova from Russia will present a classical music performance as part of the framework of the annual programme Arts Ambassador in big cities on June 6-8.

The event is being held by the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Hà Nội, in collaboration with the Saint Petersburg House of Music, to mark the National Day of Russia.

The concert will feature outstanding pieces created for violin and piano by world famous composers including Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Alexander Glazunov.

Due to their outstanding talents, the young artists have won prestigious awards at numerous music competitions in both Russia and throughout the world.

Musical star: Violinist Polina Borisova.

Borisova was born in Ryazan, in 1988. When she was four, she started her music education at children’s music school. In 2007, Polina finished the Chopin Moscow State College of Music Performance. In 2012, she graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and in 2014 graduated from post-graduate studies. Since 2015 she has worked as an assistant lecturer at the Moscow Conservatory. She is laureate of various international competitions.

Grot was born in 1990 in the town of Chekhov in Moscow. She graduated from the Central Music School at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She is a winner of many international competitions. Honored Artist of Russia, Professor Andrei Pisarev, remarked on her as a “brilliant virtuoso and artistic qualities, a bright temperament, a developed and mature musician”. 

Through the unique performances, the Arts Ambassador concert offers an opportunity for Vietnamese music lovers to learn more about Russian classical music, said N V Shafinskaya, director of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Hà Nội.

The event also contributes to strengthening the traditional friendship between Việt Nam and Russia as well as enhancing mutual understanding between the two peoples.

The concerts will take place on June 6 at the National Music Academy (Hà Nội), on June 7 at the Nguyễn Hiển Dĩnh Tuồng (Classical Drama) Theatre (Đà Nẵng) and on June 8 at the HCM City Music Academy (HCM City). Entrance is free. — VNS


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