French pianist to perform in Vietnam

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A solo recital by French pianist Marie Vermeulin will begin 8 p.m. at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on February 7.

The French pianist was a full time student from 2001 to 2004 at the Lyon Music Academy under the guidance of Hortense Cartier-Bresson and Edson Elias.

Later still, under the guidance of Roger Muraro, Vermeulin, who is also former student of Jacquelin Dussol, and Marie-Paule Siruguet at Music Academy of Boulogne, France, learnt more about French works in the 20th century.

In December 2009, she was awarded the "Pro Musicis" prize for performing for the disabled and the underprivileged who would not otherwise have a chance to attend classical music concerts.

Tickets, priced from VND100,000 to 200,000, are available at the HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1.

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