Japanese musicians to play Hennessy Concert

 Hanoi,  (VNA) – Japan’s Miura Fumiaki, one of the most talented violinists of
his generation, will perform at the Hanoi Opera House with renowned pianist
Akira Eguchi on June 4.

The
artists will play Antonin Dvorak’s Romance, Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and
Piano, Igor Stravinsky’s Divertimento for Violin and Piano from the composer’s
ballet The Fairy’s Kiss and Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No 10.

This
will be the two artists’ first performance in Vietnam.

Since
1996, the Hennessy Concert Series has been held in Vietnam in collaboration
with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Performing Arts Department.
Each year the series has produced sophisticated and diverse programmes
showcasing the world’s most respected classical musicians.

Born
in 1993 in Japan, violinist Fumiaka comes from a musical family. His father is
a conductor and his sister is a pianist. He began to play the violin at the age
of three. In 2008 he was admitted to the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo
as one of the most promising talents. Since the beginning of the 2009-10 winter
semester, he continued his studies at the Vienna Conservatory.

He
was not only the 2009 First Prize Winner of the International Joseph Joachim
Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany, but also won the Music Critics’ Prize
and the Audience Prize. He is therefore not only the youngest winner in the
history of the competition, but also the most decorated winner.

Fumiaka
has performed with several of the world’s leading orchestra, including the NDR
Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, and Swiss Orchestre
de Chambre de Lausanne.

Notable
recent highlights include debut performances with Warsaw Philharmonic, a tour
of Japan with the Prague Philharmonia, and a performance of Polish Krzysztof
Penderecki’s Double Concerto with Julian Rachlin, conducted by the composer
himself in his 80th anniversary concert, where Fumiaka played the viola. He
made Paris recital debuts at the Louvre and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. He
will make his recital debut at London’s Wigmore Hall in June.

Pianist
Fumiaka performs the violin on the J.B. Guadagnini (1748) on loan from Yellow
Angel Foundation and the viola on the Storioni school “ex-Julian
Rachlin” (1780) on loan from Nippon Violin.

Born
in 1963, pianist Eguchi received a master of music in piano performance from
Juilliard. Since making his highly acclaimed New York recital debut at Alice
Tully Hall in 1992, Eguchi has performed in the foremost music centres in the
US, Europe and the Far East.

He
is also known as a collaborative pianist for renowned violinists such as Gil
Shaham, Anne Akiko Mayers among the others. Currently he has recorded 45 disks
including 11 solo albums most of which have been selected as the best newly
released album of the month from Recording Arts magazines.-VNA



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