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Famous Japanese pianist to enthral Hanoians

22 Feb, 2012

(VOV) - Leading Japanese pianist Yamashita Yosuke will perform at Hanoi Opera House on February 25-26, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Also participating in the concert are famous Vietnamese saxophonists Quyen Van Minh, Quyen Thien Dac and Nguyen Bao Long, under the baton of conductor Honna Tetsuji, music director of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO).
During the event, great American composer George Gershwin's masterpiece "Rapsody in Blue" will be introduced, along with "Take the 'A' train", one of the most popular works worldwide by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington.

Yamashita Yosuke will also display his own masterpiece "Mt. Semba" at the concert, which is considered vivid evidence of the effective cooperation between the Japanese artist and the VNSO, following his first Vietnamese performance at the "Yamaha-Jazz Christmas Night" last year.

Yosuke has gained great success in both Japan and the US, and his talent is compared to world-known American jazz musician Cecil Taylor.


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