French conductor to lead VNSO at concert

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French conductor Nathalie Marin will lead the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra at a concert at ​Hanoi Opera House. (Photo: organisation board)

Hanoi (VNA) – Music
lovers can enjoy a concert featuring French conductor Nathalie Marin and
soloist Vu Viet Chuong on December 15 at the Hanoi Opera House.

Under the baton of conductor Marin, musicians
from the Vietnam National Symphony and Orchestra (VNSO) will play Concerto
for Violin by Jean Sibelius; The Girl from Arles’s Suite No1 and
No2 by Georges Bizet and A Day in Ciboure by Eric Dartel.

The piece by French composer Dartel will be
premiering at the concert. The composer finished the piece a few months ago to
commemorate composer Maurice Ravel, who was born in the city of Ciboure in
southwestern France.

“It is very important to play music by a
living composer,” said conductor Marin. “Dartel sent me his new piece
some time ago. I immediately liked it and I proposed it for this concert.”

This will be Marin’s first time conducting an
orchestra in Vietnam, and her first visit to the country as well.

“I appreciate it very much,” she said. “We
are working very well with the musicians of VNSO.” 

Marin is one of only a few female conductors in
the world. She has dreamed of becoming a conductor since she was a child. She
obtained her conducting Masters degree at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen where
she was assistant conductor to Michel Tabachnik. 

She has been artistic director for orchestras and music festivals
such as the National Symphonic Orchestra of Ecuador and the French Ensemble
Orchestra de I’Isere. As guest conductor she has performed with many orchestras
in the world, such as the Brussels Philharmonic; Rudolstadt Symphony Orchestra
and Voralberg Symphony Orchestra at theatres La Fenice in Venice and Bregenz
Festspielhaus, Austria.

Under Marin’s baton, violinist Chuong will perform Concerto
for Violin, which has been recorded over 50 times since the beginning
of the 21st century. Chuong is Doctor of Musical Arts and the
concertmaster of the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra.

Praised for his “exquitise playing” by
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner, Chuong has been a soloist and
orchestra member in North and South America, Europe and Asia with a wide
ranging repertoire that spans from early baroque to modern music.

He is currently artistic director of Vietnam
Connection Music Festival and the Dallas-based International Chamber Players.

VNSO’s subscription concert will begin at 8pm.VNA


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