Famous composer Rachmaninov’s works to be performed in Ho Chi Minh City

The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera has announced a Sergei Rachmaninov music night will take place on March 26 at the city’s Opera House to mark the 150th birthday of the Russian famous romantic composer (1873 - 2023).
Illustrative photo. (Photo: VNA)
Illustrative photo. (Photo: VNA)

The guest artist this time is pianist Nguyen Viet Trung who will return from Poland. Trung and the city’s orchestra will perform under the baton of Meritorious Artist Tran Vuong Thach.

The audience will enjoy two famous works of Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini for Piano and Orchestra and Symphony No. 2 in E minor.

Pianist Trung was trained at Bydgoszcz Academy of Music (Poland) and was one of the outstanding students of world famous pianist Dang Thai Son. He has won many prestigious competitions, including the 17th "Chopin Interpretations of the Young" contest in 2021.

Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov was a Russian composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music.