HCM City prodigy returns home for concert
Young Vietnamese violinist Nguyen Huu Khoi Nam, a
member of the Orchestre National de France, will return home for a high-profile
concert in HCM City next week.
He will perform in New Year Concert 2007 along with
the HCM City Theatre Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) at the Opera House.
Nam will perform a solo piece, Mozart's Concert for
Violin No 5.
Popular pieces by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich,
including the former's Waltz of Flowers from the ballet Nutcracker will also be
part of the repertoire.
The concert will open with Nam and the orchestra
performing a piece by Strauss, Die Fledemaus Overture.
Born in Nha Trang City in 1975, Nam studied music at
the HCM City Conservatory.
In 1993, he received a scholarship to continue
studying in France. Two years later, he got admission to the Conservatorie
National Superieur de Paris to study the violin. In 1997, he began to perform
with the Orchestre National de France while still at the conservatory.
The HCM City concert will also include a performance
by HBSO dancers combining traditional and modern styles.
They will perform Space for Life, a modern dance
piece choreographed by Ha The Dung, deputy director of the HCM City Dance
The concert will be conducted by Le Phi Phi, who
works in Macedonia.
While studying at the Ha Noi Conservatory in 1986,
Phi was sent to study music in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia. After
graduating in 1993, he was invited to conduct the Macedonian National Orchestra,
which he continued to do until today.
Phi has performed in many countries and conducted
orchestras in Hanoi many times in the past.