German pianist to perform in Hanoi

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German pianist Hinrich Alpers will further mark German Year in Vietnam 2010 with a solo performance at the Hanoi Opera House on July 2.

The artist will play Scenes from Childhood op. 15 by Robert Schumann; Frederic Chopin's Sonate in b minor op. 35; Grave; Doppio movimento; Scherzo; Marche funebre: Lento and Presto; Sonate in F major op. 54, In Tempo d'un Menuetto, Adagio, ma non troppo, Sonate in A flat major op. 110, and Allegretto by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

In his early years, Hinrich Alpers attended the Hanover Conservatory and later studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In addition to numerous international awards, in 2009 he won the International Telekom Beethoven Competition, which instantly catapulted him into the circle of sought-after concert pianists in the great music centers of the world.

Hinrich Alpers' rousing, expressive and yet subtle performances of classic works have impressed the public on the world's most famous stages including New York's Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic. He also captivates his listeners in premiere performances of works by famous contemporary composers.

Free tickets are available from 9 a.m., June 28 at Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi.

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