“Vers la flamme”, the 9th concert of the 20th Century Music Concert Series will continue to bring you many new features of the music of the modern - contemporary period. The theme of the concert is named after the composition of the same name "Vers la flamme" (Towards the flame) by Russian composer Alexander Scriabin.
In the early 20th century, also the last years of Scriabin, he had a belief that the earth would soon be destroyed and burned by humans as well as natural forces. He wrote "Vers la flamme", one of his last compositions with an extreme dark atmosphere, foreseen a horrifying future of humanity. And perhaps he was partly right when humanity had to go through a terrible century with wars, epidemics, conflicts and disputes between nations, leaving countless heavy consequences for society. However, at the bottom of darkness, humanity always finds new directions, new creations. That is also the message of the 9th concert program “Vers la flamme” with many pieces directly inspired by the wars of the 20th century, as well as new musical languages after going through a tumultuous century.
With the participation of
Luu Duc Anh (*1990)
graduated with a Master's degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Consulate of Liege, Belgium and the Malmo Academy of Music, Sweden. He has won many international awards, performed in many countries around the world as well as played with many orchestras such as Vietnam Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Helsingborgs Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City Opera and Opera Orchestra, Liege Symphony Orchestra, ...
He currently teaches at the Piano Department of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, co-founding the Maestoso and Inspirito School of Music.
Duong Hong Thach (*1990)
studied Intermediate level and Bachelor in Piano performing at Vietnam National Academy of Music with teacher Nguyen Huy Phuong. In 2015, after earning a Bachelor degree in Vietnam, he continued to study his Master’s degree in Piano performing at Gnesin Academy of Music, Russia and graduated in 2018. Thach has participated in various piano masterclasses with well-known musicians and professors such as Prof.Tran Thu Ha (Vietnam), Prof. Fumiko Eguchi (Japan), Prof. Boris Kraljevic (Serbia)… After returning to Vietnam, he became a teacher at the Piano department, Vietnam National Academy of Music.
Nguyen Duc Thuan (*1998)
started studying Piano at the age of 7 at the Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM) and earned his Bachelor's Degree with an absolute high score in 2021.
He is currently a lecturer in Piano and Advanced Music Theory at Inspirito School of Music. He is one of the most active performers in the field of Modern and Contemporary music in order to selectively introduce composers of the 20th and 21st centuries to Vietnamese audiences. Moreover, he is also one of the few musicians who regularly perform their own musical compositions. In addition, he is also working at Vietnam Academy of Dance as a visiting piano lecturer.
Nguyen Pham Minh Hoang (*1997)
excellently graduated from the Intermediate Piano Training System in 2016 at the Vietnam National Academy of Music under the guidance of Assoc.Prof.Dr.Nguyen Minh Anh and was specially selected for admission to the Piano Performance University level of Vietnam National Academy of Music. In 2018, he studied at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Hungary) under the Stipendium - Hungary Agreement Scholarship. In 2021, he graduated with Outstanding Excellence from University, majoring in Piano Performance at the Liszt Conservatory, Budapest, Hungary under the guidance of Prof. Gulyás István, GS.Jandó Jenő, GS.Monostori Gábor and GS.Mali Emese.
Nguyen Dang Quan (*1989)
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started learning Violin from 9 years old and graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Violin from Vietnam National Academy of Music under the instructions of Dr. Nguyen Trong Binh. During his career, he has participated in the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, SouthEast Asian Youth Orchestra, Vietnam National Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and Sun Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Germany. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree of Violin at Vietnam National Academy of Music.
Pham Quoc Dinh (*1990)
earned his bachelor of Violin performance in 2013 under the guidance of Master - Meritorious Artist Pham Truong Son. He has joined various orchestras in Vietnam such as: Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, South East Asia Youth Orchestra, Vietnam National Opera and Ballet Orchestra and performed in China, Japan, Russia, Thailand. He is a member of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.
Svetlana Golubovskaya (*1986)
took a violin class since she was 7 years old. After that, she continued studying the viola in the Republican Music College and graduated from Belarusian State Academy of Music in 2010.
She worked as a principal viola in the Bolshoi Theater of the Republic of Belarus and music teacher at the Academy of Music.She is currently a principal viola of the Sun Symphony Orchestra in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Lưu Ly Ly (*1993)
started studying cello at the age of 11 at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and graduated with a major in cello performance at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia. She has performed in many places around the world such as the Summer Music Festival in Norway, Palaces of Saint Petersburg - Palaces of Crimea held for the first time in Crimea, Russia in 2018, Yes Academy in Thailand. Currently, she is a member of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.
Kyle Acuncius (*1986)
holds Percussion Performance degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Eastman School of Music (B.M.), Indiana University (M.M.) and two degrees from the University of Michigan (M.M.-Chamber Music & Specialist in Music). Kyle is currently the Principal Timpanist of the Sun Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi. Prior to his appointment in Vietnam, he held the position of Principal Timpanist of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and served as instructor and coordinator of the percussion program at Mahidol University’s College of Music in Bangkok. Kyle is also a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals, Black Swamp Percussion and JG Percussion.