Pianist Trang Trinh to pay "Homage to Vienna'

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Pianist Trang Trinh will perform at a concert, "˜Homage to Vienna,' in Hanoi June 24-25

The Austrian capital Vienna, located on the Danube River, was home to some immortal musicians like Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss.

"Homage to Vienna," a concert to be held at the Hanoi Opera House June 24-25, will retrace the artistic journey of this city of arts.

Young pianist Trang Trinh will perform Mozart's Concerto No. 27 at the concert with conductor Andrea Pestalozza and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

Since making her debut in 2009 Trinh has become a familiar name to classical music lovers both at home and globally.

The Mozart piece has been an unusual experience for her: "Unlike other compositions, in this concerto, the solo pianist stays quiet for about two minutes at the beginning while the orchestra tells the whole story.

"The two minutes seem like forever, and for the whole time the pianist only acts as an observer who quietly listens to the orchestra's story.

"After that, when the pianist starts playing, the same melody but somehow different, it feels like the pianist does not just go along but already has their own comments and opinions about that story."

She is clearly quite taken in by the composition.

"Compared with Mozart's previous compositions, Concerto No. 27 is like the youngest child in the family since it was the last born and seems tiny compared to the others.

"But it also feels like the oldest child for its level of maturity - a completed child."

Concerto No. 27 was Mozart's last composition, one he completed just a few months before he died.

But for Trinh the music did not hold any misery or gloom, just the feeling of reaching the highest level of emotional maturity and of being "reborn."

This is also what she hopes to deliver to the audience through her fingers.

For "Homage to Vienna," she has also prepared a brief introduction for the audience to give them a glimpse of Vienna during its glory days.

Besides being an artist, Trinh also hopes to be a musician educationist, who brings ultimate inspiration to the future generations. After this concert, Trinh will participate in the Creative Kid Camp, where she hopes to enhance children creativity and imagination with her music.

The "Homage to Vienna" concert is due to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets costing VND200,000, 350,000 and 500,000 and VND100,000 for students are available at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street or can be booked over ticketvn@gmail.com. For free delivery, call 0913 489 858 or 0983 067 996.

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