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Belgian conductor to lead Vietnamese choir at concert

Famous conductor Michel Jakobiec from Belgium will perform with Vietnamese singers. Photo http://ekladata.com

HÀ NỘI — Belgian conductor Michel Jakobiec will perform with the National Academy of Music of Việt Nam during a concert held on Thursday in Hà Nội.

The performance will feature pianists Hồng Thạch and Thành Thi.

Free tickets can be collected at the reception of Daeha Building, 360 Kim Mã Street, Hà Nội.

The concert is co-organised by the academy and the Conservatory of the City of Tournai (Belgium). Jakobiec, head of the Vocal Ensemble of the Conservatory of Tournai, has been giving master classes to students majoring in composing, conducting, musicology and vocals at the National Academy of Music of Việt Nam who will take part in the concert.

This project is part of the Co-operation Programme between Wallonia-Brussels and Việt Nam from 2019-21.

Jakobiec graduated with great distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Mons in opera singing. He pursues a multi-facet career as a singer, lecturer and choir conductor. He devoted himself in choral singing in all of its forms, both amateur and professional.

Jakobiec conducts several choirs, and involves in the establishment of choirs. He also composes musical works for choirs and gives training for choirs.

He worked as director of the Conservatory of Music of Tournai from 2006 to 2018.

The Conservatory of Music of Tournai was founded in 1829. It has contributed to the cultural and artistic development of the city and offers a wide range of training in the fields of music, theatre and dance. — VNS

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