Famous Luxembourg pianist to perform in Hanoi again

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Pianist and composer Francesco Tristano will return to Hanoi for two concerts at the Opera House and ATK bar on June 25 and 26 respectively.


The well known Luxembourg pianist will perform works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Domenico Scarlatti and Igor Stravinsky along with his own "contemporary upbeat" compositions.


Tristano, 31, first performed at the Opera House in 2011 and provided several master classes to a group of skillful students of the Vietnam National Music Academy.


The artist discovered the piano at the age of five. Aged 13, he played his first concert, presenting his own compositions. He later toured both as a soloist and with renowned orchestras, including the Russian National Orchestra, the French National Orchestra of Lille and the Philharmonie Luxembourg.


Tristano, one of the last students at New York's Juilliard School to complete Bach legend Rosalyn Tureck's master class, founded the chamber ensemble, The New Bach Players, with whom he has also performed as a conductor.


He also studied at the music academies in Brussels, Riga, Paris and Luxembourg as well as the ESMUC in Barcelona.


In 2004, he won the first prize at the International piano competition for contemporary music in Orléans, France.


Tristano has released twelve albums, among them recordings of Bach Goldberg, Luciano Berio and Girolamo Frescobaldi Toccatas.


Not for Piano (2007), presented his own compositions as well as classics at the piano.


More recently, Tristano has signed up with Universal Classics & Jazz and his first project, Bach Cage, produced by Moritz von Oswald, was released on Deutsche Grammophon last year.


Hanoi Opera House is located on 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District. ATK is located on 73a Mai Hac De Street.


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