Vietnamese-French violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc performs in HCMC

Vietnamese-French violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc will present to music lovers masterpieces, the Antonio Vivaldi's most famous work “The Four Seasons” and “Distant Light” by Pēteris Vasks at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on July 19.
Vietnamese-French violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc
Vietnamese-French violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc

The orchestra of the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will join the performance under the conductor, Meritorious Artist Tran Vuong Thach.

Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has ever been performed by many local and international artists, including Bui Cong Duy, Sarah Chang. Composed in 1723, ”The Four Seasons” is considered one of the most daring works from the Baroque Period.

The violin concerto Distant Light, premiered in 1977 describe the ideal world that is never absent. The work is also a nostalgia with a touch of tragedy and images of childhood memories.

Stephane Tran Ngoc was born in Paris. He graduated in violin and chamber music at the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music when he was 15 years old. He later went to the United States being awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study at Brooklyn College's Conservatory of Music where he graduated with a Master's Degree before pursuing a Professional Studies diploma and a Doctorate of Musical Art at The Juilliard School.

The violinist has shared his artistry and his passion in over thirty countries, as a soloist as well as a chamber musician, playing with orchestra, in sonatas or in a quartet in the world's leading halls . Following awards in the Lipizer Competition, the Paganini Competition, Aspen Music Festival, Artists International Auditions, and the Long-Thibaud International Competition where he was awarded Grand Prix and Special Audience Prize.

He has performed as a soloist with some of Europe's finest orchestras including the Radio-France Philharmonic, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, the Paris Ensemble Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Ile-de- France, and in Japan with the Shinsei Symphony Orchestra.

Tran Ngoc was one of the youngest violin teachers at the highest level in France at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon for several years before teaching for at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and being now appointed at the London College of Music where he is Head of Strings. He has been invited to participate in many music festivals and masterclass courses and has been a jury member in major international competitions.