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Famed violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc to perform in HCMC

Released at: 16:13, 05/07/2019

Famed violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc to perform in HCMC

Violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc/ Photo: Stnviolin.com

Master violinist to play on July 13 at HCMC Opera House.

by Jessica Nguyen

The Ho Chi Minh City Opera House will host a symphony concert entitled “Masterpieces for Violins” on the night of July 13, with a performance from famous violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc.

The concert from the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Ballet Symphony Theater showcases the talents of the master violinist in performing masterpieces for the violin from French composers, such as Thais from J.Massenet, Tzigane from M.Ravel, Havanaise from C. Saint-Saëns, Poème from E.Chausson, and Violin Concerto No. 2 from Cologne, under the conduction of People’s Artist Tran Vuong Thach.

Stéphane Tran Ngoc is French-Vietnamese and graduated valedictorian in violin and chamber music at the National Conservatory of Paris when he was 15 years old. He has won prestigious awards such as the Lipizer, Paganini, and Grand Prix, etc. Applause rang out during his last performance in July 2017, when he played four concerto concerts from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons series.

Always in quest of artistic creation, he has performed in over 30 countries, as a soloist with orchestras, in recitals, or as a chamber musician, in string quartets or, today, the concerætaster of the Danish Chamber Players, in some of the world’s best concert halls. Following awards in the Lipizer Competition, the Paganini Competition, the Aspen Music Festival, Artists International Auditions, and the Long-Thibaud 1990 International Competition, where he was awarded the Grand Prix and Special Audience Prize, Stéphane Tran Ngoc has played in Carnegie Weill Hall, Paris’ Salle Gaveau, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs - Elysées, and Théâtre du Châtelet, Tokyo’s Suntori Hall and Beijing’s National Concert Hall.

He has performed as a soloist with some of Europe’s finest orchestras, including the Radio-France Philharmonic, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, the Paris Ensemble Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Ile-de-France, and in Japan with the Shinsei Symphony Orchestra.

Among his recordings are the world premiere of the Serge Nigg Violin and Piano sonata (Grand Prix du Disque), the 6 Ysaye sonatas, a CD dedicated to Ravel, the Brahms Horn Trio, the Schumann sonatas, and the Bach sonatas and partitas, all welcomed by the critics, with one writing: “Stéphane Tran Ngoc plays with ease … he is a pure-bred musician … his tone is extremely delicate … the result is just sublime.”

Tran Ngoc’s studies include a degree from the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with 1st prize in violin and chamber music at the age of 15. He later went to the US on a Fulbright Fellowship to study with Itzhak Perlman and later with Dorothy Delay at The Juilliard School.

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