Concert celebrates Vietnam-Spain relations

Friday, 2017-06-23 10:33:26
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The concert will take place at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on June 24.
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NDO/VNA - Spanish conductor Unai Urrecho and pianist Alexander Selitser will perform at a concert celebrating the 40 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Spain, at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on June 24.

They will collaborate with the conservatory’s Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra in performing works by Granados and Beethoven.

The concert will showcase, ‘Andaluza’, the second volume of Granados’ 12 Danza Espanola for piano. The programme will also include Piano Concerto No 5 and Symphony No 7 by Beethoven.

Conductor Urrecho began his career as an orchestral musician at an early age in the Arrasate Musical Symphony Orchestra. He completed his conducting studies under Maestro Sygmon Kawalla, at Chopin University in Warsaw, Poland.

He currently teaches at the University of Suwon, in the Republic of Korea. He was founder and artistic director of Hwaseong Academy Festival Orchestra, and since 2013 he has been the artistic director and principal conductor of Kwangsung Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.

Pianist Selitser received a doctorate in music at the St Peterburg State Conservatory in Russia. He has performed in various recitals and concerts with orchestras in Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain and the RoK.

Since 2004, he has held the position of visiting professor at the University of Suwon. He has also offered master classes and acted as a judge at different universities in the RoK.