VietNamNet Bridge – Japanese classical guitarist Muraji Kaori will join Vietnamese musicians to perform in a New Year gala concert in Ha Noi this week.
Kicker: Japanese classical guitarist Muraji Kaori will share the stage with Vietnamese musicians in Ha Noi this week. Photo www.last.fm
Under the baton of the Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, Kaori and musicians from the Viet Nam National Symphony Orchestra will perform a concerto for guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo.
A Tokyo native, the 35-year-old guitarist won her first international guitar competition when she was 11 years old. In 1992, she became the youngest musician ever to win the prestigious Leo Brouwer award.
She is also the first-ever Japanese artist to sign an exclusive international contract with the classical recording label Decca Music Group, a division of the US-based Universal Music Group.
During the concert, the musicians will also perform the overture La Gazza Ladra by Italian Gioachino Rossini, L’arlesienne Suite No 2 by the French Georges Bizet and Bolero by Maurice Ravel.
The concert will start at 8pm on Thursday and Friday at the Ha Noi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street. Tickets are available at the Opera House box office or by calling 0913489858, (04) 35651806.