Leading pianist to perform with young baritone

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Leading pianist Nguyen Bich Tra will team up with young semi-classical singer Nguyen Hai Dang for the concert titled "Piano & Voice," on August 5.

The concert, organized by MFC Music and Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, will feature the first duet performance of famous pianist Tra Nguyen and young singer Hai Dang.

The duo will present some of most well-known classical masterpieces, including portions of Schubert's Winterreise suite, Mozart's arias, Joachim Raff's selective piano pieces and Chopin's Sonata N.3.

Her outstanding European performances have helped Tra Nguyen, now based in London, become the very first Vietnamese pianist to win a recording contracts with big record names like Naxos and Sterling.

Nguyen's three solo piano albums will be released, worldwide, by Naxos at the end of 2011.

Before shooting to fame as a famous pianist, Nguyen was well-known as daughter of local movie icon Tra Giang.

Nguyen will attend a discussion of classical music and youth at Café Chieu Thu 7 coffee shop at 2p.m. on July 31. 

Nguyen Hai Dang, 24, is an up-and-coming baritone who has already made a name for herself in the city's cabarets and night-clubs.

The concert will take place at 8pm at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1.

Ticket prices range from VND300,000 to VND500,000. Students can enjoy a special price of VND90,000.

Tickets can be booked and delivered by calling Mr. Duc at 0903973077, Ms. Tram at 0935833179 or emailing to nguyenminh77@gmail.com.

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