Award-winning Russian musician to perform in Vietnam

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Well-known Russian violinist and conductor Maxim Fedotov will lead a group of his compatriots to play in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City this week, Vietnamnet reported Thursday.

The Russian delegation, including pianist Galina Petrova and violinist Stepan Yakovich, will play with Vietnam's Hanoi Ensemble band and other artists from Denmark and the Netherlands.

They will play works by such legendary composers as Antonio Vivaldi, Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla, Camille Saint-Saëns, Johann Sebastian Bach and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the news website reported.

The concerts will be conducted by Fedotov, 52. There will be one at the Hoa Binh (Peace) Theater in HCMC on April 4 and two others at Hanoi Opera House on April 6-7, according to media reports.

Fedotov was granted the title of People's Artist of Russia in 2002 and is the winner of many major international competitions like the Niccolò Paganini International Violin Competition (1982) in Genoa and the 3rd International Violin Competition (1986) in Tokyo, according to his official website.

Fedotov was chief conductor of the Russian Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2005 and the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra from 2006-2010.

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