Russian Melodies: Introducing Vietnam to the Unique Russian Music Space

Featuring the talents of singer Nguyen Khac Hoa, Natalya Skryabina, and pianist Francesco Cipolleta from Italy, the music event "Russian Melodies" guarantees to deliver the ultimate Russian music experience to Vietnamese audiences in April.

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The program is scheduled to take place from April 4th to April 11th, featuring a series of shows in Hanoi, Hue, and Da Nang. According to singer Nguyen Khac Hoa, a representative of the Organizing Committee, “Russian Melodies” will enchant the audience with a selection of timeless compositions by renowned composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Glinka.

The classical music extravaganza “Russian Melodies” will grace the stages of Hanoi, Hue, and Da Nang from April 4th to April 11th. Photo: Organizing Committee

Listeners will be taken on a captivating journey through Russia’s most beloved classical masterpieces. Singer Nguyen Khac Hoa mentioned that the performances have been meticulously chosen to provide the audience with a profound insight into the rich cultures and music of Russia.

Singer Nguyen Khac Hoa (third from left), singer Natalya Skryabina (fourth from left), and pianist Francisco Cipolletta (sixth from left). Photo: Organizing Committee

Nguyen Khac Hoa has spent over a decade living, studying, and working in the Russian Federation. Having graduated with honors with a master’s degree in opera from the Gnessin National Academy of Music (Russian Federation) in 2021, Khac Hoa continues his doctoral research there. He has performed in numerous shows in Russia, Vietnam, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and has embarked on multiple European and Asian tours.

Renowned female vocalist Natalya Skryabina hails from the Russian Federation. She has garnered acclaim and received numerous music awards, including the European Open Award “Open Europe” (2008) and the International Vocal Competition “Festos” (2012).

Natalya Skryabina also holds the esteemed position of Artistic Director at the International Music Education Foundation (IMEA).

Italian professor and pianist Francisco Cipolletta is a familiar face on renowned classical music stages and has served as a judge for national and international competitions. Currently, Francisco Cipolletta is a piano professor at the National Conservatory “G.F.Ghedini” in Cuneo (Italy).

Charlotte Pho