German conductor to lead Hanoi orchestra at Opera House

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The Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra will perform under the baton of German conductor Christian Schumann at the Opera House in the capital city on June 28.


According to a press release from the Goethe Institute in Hanoi, which is organizing the event, Do Hong Quan's Rhapsody "Viet Nam", Carl Maria Von Weber's Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat major, Op.74, and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op.95: "From the New World" are among the compositions that will be performed.


"At 27 years of age, Christian Schumann is considered one of Germany's young shooting stars," the press release says.


Christian Schumann had his first piano lessons at the age of six. After completing high school, he began his studies in conducting and composition at the Franz Liszt Conservatory, graduating in 2007.


After that he obtained a position at Theater St. Gallen and debuted in March this year at the Bavarian State Opera.


Schumann has already led internationally renowned orchestras like the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra London.


In Vietnam he is appearing for the third time as guest conductor with the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, which comprises professors, lecturers and students of Vietnam National Academy of Music.


Many musicians in the orchestra have graduated from well-known international music conservatories including the National Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky and, National Conservatory N. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg, both in Russia.


The orchestra performs regularly with foreign guest conductors. It also takes its music to different provinces and cities like as Quang Ninh, Haiphong, Hue, HCMC.


Tickets, priced at VND200,000, 350,000, and 500,000, are available at the Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien St. They can also be booked at and

For free delivery of tickets, contact:, 0913489858, 0983067996, 35651806 or 66617859.


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