Vietnam-US Friendship Concert presented in HCMC

The HCMC Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera in collaboration with the HCMC Union of Friendship Organizations and the Vietnam-US Friendship Association in HCMC will present a Friendship Concert at the municipal Conservatory of Music, on October 28.
Violinist Chuong Vu (Photo: HBSO)

Violinist Chuong Vu (Photo: HBSO)

The show will present to music lovers compositions of Vietnamese and American musicians, including Trong Dai and great American composer and pianist Amy Beach.

Vietnamese well-known musician Trong Dai graduated from the Vietnam School of Music (now the Vietnam National Academy of Music). He was chosen to study in Russia at the Faculty of Theory of Music Composition and Conducting at the Tchaikovsky School of Music.

The composer and pianist Amy Beach (1867-1944) is recognized as a leading figure in American music, the first woman to gain success with large-scale musical form.

The musical works will be performed by Vietnamese-American violinist Vu Viet Chuong (Chuong Vu), soprano Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga, and artists of the HCMC Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) under the baton of conductor Tran Vuong Thach.

Internationally acclaimed Vietnamese violinist Chuong Vu received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where he held a doctoral fellowship and a teaching fellowship. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Vietnam Connection Music Festival and the Dallas-based International Chamber Players.

Chuong has appeared as a soloist with the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra, the University of North Texas’s Baroque Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra, Symphony North of Houston, Odysseus Chamber Orchestra, Northeast Orchestra, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, and HBSO.

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