Established in 1966, the 67-member Berliner Symphoniker is one of the five leading symphony orchestras in Berlin and tours regularly around the world.
The orchestra is also famed for its educational programmes, which include workshops, teaching, and concerts for families and the elderly.
They also perform regularly with choirs in Berlin and abroad under the baton of Israeli conductor Shambadal.
Shambadal, a prominent composer in various fields, from chamber music to symphonic works, has been principal conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker since 2007.
He has previously worked with the Vietnam National Academy of Music’s orchestra and made the effort to bring his orchestra to perform in Vietnam.
While in Hanoi, Shambadal will lead concerts with different programmes arranded in co-ordination with the local organizers, like production director Anh Tuan and musical director Bui Cong Duy.
Performances take place at 8pm on July 14 and 3pm and 8pm on July 15 at the Hanoi Opera House.
Entitled Eternal Melodies, the concerts will include performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2, Dvorak’s Slavic Dances No 2 and 8, the Roses from the South waltz by Johann Strauss, and Glinka’s Russland and Ludmila Overture.
Duy will also be featured with Mendelsohn’s Violin Concerto at the 3pm concert on July 15.
Duy has won first prize at the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition in Russia and now teaches at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. He has performed as a soloist in Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan and France.
The Republic of Korea’s pianist Kun Woo Paik will be featured soloist at the two evening concerts. Kun is a graduate of New York’s Juilliard School and has performed at Lincoln Centre and Carnergie Hall.
Tickets range from VND800,000 to VND3,000,000. The concerts are sponsored by Mobifone, Vietnam Airlines, Vingroup, Techcombank and Hotel De L’Opera.