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French quartet Arod to perform in Hanoi French quartet Arod and talented pianist Nguyen Viet Trung (R)
Aug 09 2018

French quartet Arod and talented pianist Nguyen Viet Trung will perform at the French Cultural Centre L'Espace, No.24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, at 8pm, on August 25, as part of the Vietnam Connection Music Festival.

The concert is also one of the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – France diplomatic ties.

Established in 2013, the Arod Quartet includes four young men who have already made a name for themselves in the classical music scene in Europe. They came to the attention on the international stage when they won First Prize at the prestigious ARD International Music in Munich, having already claimed First Prize at the Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen in 2015 and at the FNAPEC European Competition (Paris) in 2014.

The quartet has been invited to perform at several international festivals, such as Verbier and Montreux (Switzerland), Aix-en-Provence, Menton, Salon-de-Provence, Folle Journée de Nantes, The Pablo Casals Festival of Prades (France), Heidelberg, Rheingau, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bremen Musikfest, Mozartfest Würzburg, and Prague Spring Music Festival and more.

The Arod Quartet will be on stage together with pianist Nguyen Viet Trung – a laureate of many international prizes, and who was dubbed the “golden boy” of Vietnam.

Nguyen Viet Trung - the Vietnamese piano talent, who is labelled as "the second Dang Thai Son" - has won many international awards, such as the first prize in the Emmy Alberg competition in Lodz in 2005, a special prize in the Chopin competition in Mazowiecki, as well as the Golden Note for the best performer of Mozart compositions in 2006, and the 2nd prize in the Chopin International Competition for "Chopin for the Youngest" in 2010.

The leading French quartet Arod and young Vietnamese pianist Nguyen Viet Trung will perform masterpieces by the Belgian French composer César Franck, Joseph Haydn and Benjamin Attahir. - NDO