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Belgian-Israeli pianist comes to Idecaf on Saturday

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Belgian-Israeli pianist comes to Idecaf on Saturday

Kieu Giang

By Kieu Giang in HCMC

Belgian-Israeli pianist Edna Stern - Photo: Courtesy of the organizers

The French Institute in Vietnam and the Institute of Cultural Exchanges with France (Idecaf) will host a classic concert featuring Belgian-Israeli pianist Edna Stern at Idecaf on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Classical fans can enjoy some masterpieces including 25th Suite for clavecin: The Monflambert (F. Couperin), Sonata in D minor and Sonata in R minor (Galuppi), Fantasy in D minor K. 397 (Mozart) and Sonata op 13 “Pathetique” (Beethoven), among others.

Stern began to play the piano aged six. She is well-known in most Western musical institutions, from Belgium, the U.S. to Italy and Switzerland. In 2000 she won the international competition, Senigallia, and in 2001 the Juventus Award.

In 2003 Stern moved to Paris where she began to play the fortepiano. Her first release ‘Chaconne’ was named the best CD of 2005 by Arte. Since 2009, she has been a lecturer at the Royal College of Music in London.

Tickets to the show are priced at VND100,000 per guest and are available at Idecaf, 31 Thai Van Lung Street, District 1. Students can enjoy a 10% discount. For further information, call 08 3823 9968.

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