French string quartet to perform in city next week
String quartet Tana - PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZERS
The French Institute in Vietnam will host a performance of the string quartet Tana from France at Idecaf in HCMC’s District 1 on April 14.
Established in 2010, the quartet which consists of violinists Antoine Maisonhaute and Chikako Hosoda, viola artist Maxime Desert and cellist Jeanne Maisonhaute, is known for their unique performances combining classic pieces with contemporary playing styles. Tana is known as among pioneers in using modern technologies and new experiments in music. The quartet is a regular performer at prestigious music festivals in the world, including Aix en Provence, Berlioz, MUSICA à Strasbourg, La Folle Journée, Saint-Denis, Albi, IRCAM/Manifeste, Musiques du GMEM, Controtempo, Verbier, Ars Musica, Klara, and Darmstadt.
Tana has been honored at many international music awards and was called impeccable players by The Guardian.
A highlight of the concert is the world premiere of the piece Phong Vu (wind and rain) by Vietnamese French composer Ton That Tiet, who has been known for his contemporary classical music and researches on traditional music of Vietnam.
The quartet will also visit Hanoi for a concert on April 13.
Tickets to the show in HCMC are priced at VND200,000, VND300,000 and VND100,000 for students and are available at Idecaf, 28 Le Thanh Ton Street in HCMC’s District 1. For further information on tickets, access