Debussy: Selections from Preludes for piano: Minstrels, La Cathédrale engloutie Général Lavine – eccentric
Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 for violin and piano
At just the age of 17, Nguyen Huu Nguyen won the first prize in the Vietnam National Music Competition. He was also the winner of several international competitions including those held by France’s Académie Ravel as well as FNAPEC. After completing his master’s degree in Chamber Music at the Conservatory of Paris, Nguyen auditioned successfully into the Orchestre National de France (French National Orchestra) in 1999 and was promoted to Third Soloist by Maestro Kurt Masur in 2003. He has since performed at many concerts in France and Vietnam which have been broadcasted on Vietnam Television, BBC and Radio France.
Nguyen Tien Khai has received numerous awards and scholarships such as the Tan Chin Tuan Merit Award, Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship for Creative Education, Best Accompanist for the NAFA Music Essentials Concerto Competition and the NAFA ASEAN Grant for degree studies. Khai has performed at prestigious occasions in Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam which included the Steinway Gallery’s Rising Stars performance, Green School Bali’s scholarship fund raising event and the Piano Festival at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music. Currently, she is teaching at the NAFA School of Young Talents’ Junior Music Department. Recently, she was awarded the First Prize (Artists Category) as well as the Grand Prix at the Medan International Piano Competition 2015.
Tickets: $15 (tickets may be purchased at http://nguyen1601.eventbrite.sg or at the door, half an hour before the performance)
Free admission for all NAFA music students, staff and alumni
Venue: NAFA Campus 3 | Lee Foundation Theatre
When: 7 Jan 2016, 7.30pm - 9pm