Within the concert, three Vietnamese artists, namely violinist Nguyen My Huong, pianist Tran Ha My and cellist Phan Do Phuc, will share the stage with guest artist Hsin-Chiao Liao, a chamber musician from Chinese Taipei who is considered one of today’s most prominent emerging artists.

The four artists are expected to delight the Hanoi audience with their technical virtuosity through the performance of masterpieces by French representatives of impressionism in music including Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Camille Saint-Saëns.

According to Director of French Institute in Hanoi Thierry Vergon, the institute is glad to be opening cultural and artistic activities in 2022 with such a special night of classical music.

“I think it is a wonderful way to start a new year when activities have been resumed,” he said.

The concert is designed as a relief for the audience after such a long time being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, he stated, adding that the event also aims to honour French musical works as well as talents of Vietnamese artists who have served as a bridge in facilitating cultural exchange and cooperation between the two countries.

The concert’s curtains will be raised at 8 pm on February 25 at the French Cultural Centre L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Tickets are priced at 200,000 VND and only 150,000 VND for students.