VietNamNet Bridge – Artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) will perform classical pieces under the baton of famous German Professor Bernhard Epstein at the Hanoi Opera House on March 20.
The concert will start with Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman Overture and Carl Reinecke’s Concert for flute and orchestra in D major, Op. 283.
It will be followed by Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120.
Bernhard Epstein studied piano, ensemble conducting and conducting at the music academies in Stuttgart, Hannover and Berlin and graduated with honors. As a pianist and conductor, he was awarded with several prizes and scholarships.
He worked as a conductor at the State Opera Hannover from 2004-2006 and at the State Opera Stuttgart from 2006-2009.
Since 2009 Epstein has been working as the Artistic Director of the Opera School.
He was made Professor of Correpetition in 2007 at the College of Music in Stuttgart.
Besides an extensive range of opera repertoires, Epstein has also conducted numerous contemporary musical theatre productions and premieres.
The event is in response to an invitation from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe-Institute, in cooperation with the Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM).
In addition, Prof. Bernhard Epstein will host several conferences on conducting for VNAM students.