“Dream Puzzles” chamber music and modern ballet in HCM City

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“Dream Puzzles” chamber music and modern ballet in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – The chamber music concert and performance of contemporary dance “Dream Puzzles” will be held by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre (HSBO) at 8pm of April 9 at the HCM City Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, District 1.





The concert will have two parts. The first part will introduce famous works by Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and George Gershwin.

Pianist Joo Eun Young will play the “Hungarian Rhapsody No.6” by Franz Liszt. Meritorious artist - Celloist Nguyen Tan Anh, pianist Joo Eun Young and Clarinetist Dao Nhat Quang will perform the Trio in B flat, op.11 for clarinet, cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Next, the Sonata No.3 for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms will be played by Professor, People’s Artist, violinist Ta Bon and pianist Ly Giai Hoa.

“An American in Paris” by George Gershwin will be performed two pianists, Ly Giai Hoa and Ly Giai Nien.

The second part of the concert will be the modern ballet “Dream Puzzles”, with script and choreography by Nguyen Phuc Hai and Nguyen Phuc Hung, music by Vu Viet Anh and Nguyen Manh Duy Linh and performed by the HBSO Ballet

Tickets are priced VND250,000 ($12), VND15,000 ($7) and VND60,000 ($3) for students at the HCM City Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, District 1 and the HSBO, No. 3 Phan Van Dat, District 1.

Information about artists:


Violinist Ta Bon.

Violinist Ta Bon was born in 1942 in Hanoi. Ta Bon is the son of musician Ta Phuoc who was the first Principle of the Vietnam Music School (Vietnam National Academy of Music). Ta Phuoc is one of the first Vietnamese artists who can play western musical instruments.

At 12, Ta Bon was sent to China to learn music at the Chinese Central Conservatory of Music by the State. In 1958, he returned home and participated in the George Enescu Festival and International Competition held in Bucharest, Romania and was awarded an Honorary Certificate of Merit. In 1962, at the World Youth Festival in Helsinki, Finland, he won a silver medal at the International Violin Contest.

After that Ta Bon studied at Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory where later he received a university diploma and continued his post-graduate studies. He was invited to be on the Jury of many of the world's leading music contests, including the Tchaikovsky Contest in Russia in 1978, 1982 and 1986, the Bach Contest in Germany in 1980 and 1984, and recently the International Pablo Sarasate Violin Competition in Spain in 2007.

When still a student at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory and many years later, Ta Bon always performs in the role of a national solo violinist. He joined in performing tours to Cuba (in 1966), the former Soviet Union (1985), Bulgaria, Hungary and Czechoslovakia (1986). He also performed in many concerts at home together with famous artists such as Bui Gia Tuong (cellist), Trung Kien (singer), Dang Thai Son (pianist), Le Dung (singer) and Ton Nu Nguyet Minh (pianist); or with big orchestras such as the Moscow National Symphony Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory’s Chamber Music Orchestra, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and the Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra. Ta Bon has been granted numerous academic titles by the Vietnamese State, including Associate Professor in 1980, Professor in 1991, Merited Artist in 1993 and People's Artist in 2001.

Besides performing, Ta Bon has engaged in teaching for many years. From 1979 to 1988 he was Deputy Director of the Hanoi Conservatory. From 1994 to 2007, he was Head of the Symphony Division and music director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Ho Chi Minh City Symphonic Music, Dance and Drama Theatre (HBSO). At present he still works as an art advisor for HBSO. Over the past 40 years, Prof. Ta Bon has contributed to training many generations of violists for the country, of whom many have become famous artists such as Ta Don, Do Xuan Tung, Nguyen Tuyet Trang, Trong Binh, Do Phuong Nhu and Ta Ton.

Pianist Joo Eun-young was born in 1973 in Seoul, Joo Eun-young graduated with distinctions at Vienna State Conservatory in 2000 and in 2007 she earned her Master’s degree with distinctions from Moscow Gnessin Academy. She won prizes at Erika Chary Foerder Preis in Vienna in 2000 and of Allegro Vivo international music festival competition in Vienna in 2001. She has appeared in many concerts with Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra (Moskow), Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra (Moskow), Wien Akademy Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Sinfonietta and in many recitals in Seoul, Vienna and Vietnam.

She now works as a professor in Master’s degree programs in the piano department of the HCMC Conservatory of Music.



Choreographer Nguyen Phuc Hung.

Celloist Nguyen Tan Anh graduated from the Gnesin Music Institute in Moscow, Russia. He has performed in many countries like Russia, Thailand, Laos, Japan, etc. He is now the head of the HSBO’s symphony orchestra.

Clarinetist Dao Nhat Quang graduated from the Tchaikovsky Institute in 1992. In 2007, he won the Pacific Culture Prize of the United Nations. He was a lecturer at the Busan Art College from 2003 to 2008 and at the Inje University and Kyongnam National University from 2006 to 2008.

Ly Gia Hoa is a lecturer of the piano faculty of the HCM City Music Conservatory. She studied at the Shanghai Music Conservatory. She is now the head of the HSBO’s opera troupe.

Musician Nguyen Manh Duy Linh
won the Best Musician award at the fourth international music festival in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2007. He was invited to the contemporary music festival for young musicians of Southeast Asia in Bandung, Indonesia last year.

Musician Vu Viet Anh graduated from the Auckland University and held an MA degree at the Waikato University of New Zealand. He has won several music prizes in Vietnam.

Choreographer Nguyen Phuc Hung won several dancing awards in Vietnam. He is now a show director of the HSBO.

Choreographer Nguyen Phuc Hai is the vice chief of the HSBO’s ballet troupe.

T. Van

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