THU LE & LORENZO BERNARDI DUO CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL
6.30 pm, Friday 14 December
Their programme is homage to the great Italian musical tradition in which the audience will be guided through an exciting journey through the centuries including various Italian regions and styles. From the Italian baroque of Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Vivaldi, up to the contemporaneity with Ennio Morricone, passing through the Neapolitan song, and even the Opera, with Gioacchino Rossini, of which this year they will pay tribute to the 150th anniversary of his death.
PRIVATE MASTERCLASSES BY THU LE & LORENZO BERNARDI
Saturday 15 December
Sunday 16 December
Thu Le, an International awards winner and performer, is a Hanoi born guitarist, currently living in Bahrain. Started learning guitar below the age of four with her father, Le Hanh, at the age of five she had her first public performance. She passed the entrance examination of the National Conservatory of Music, Hanoi at the age of seven, making her the youngest student ever being admitted. Her teachers were Nguyen Hai Thoai, Vu Bao Lam, Nguyen Nhu Dung, Nguyen Quoc Vuong.
In later years, she took master classes with renowned guitarists such as: Manuel Barrueco, Nikita Koshkin, Hubert Kaeppel, Pavel Steidle, Thomas Offermann, Marcin Dylla, Denis Azabagic, Judicael Perroy, Gabriel Bianco…
Being one of the most influential classical guitarist in Vietnam, Thu le is part of many television and radio shows, playing solo and with her band ‘Nuevo Flamenco’. Her repertoire includes Western Classical, as well as New Flamenco, Latino and Spanish music.
Thu Le performs all over the globe with concerts in Italy, France, England, Austria, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Nepal, Turkey, USA, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain
Since October 2017, Thu Le is a Hannabach Artist.
Born in Trento in 1994, he graduated at Conservatorio F.A Bonporti in Trento in 2015. After that he attended his Master degree with world famous guitarist Emanuele Buono at Conservatorio Luigi Ca- nepa in Sassari, Sardinia.
As a soloist, but also as a member of chamber and orchestra groups, he has participated in numerous events on national and international level such as Italy, Spain, United States of America, Argentina, Bahrain, and Japan where he performed inTokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka.
He has participated in masterclass with some of the best internatio-
nal guitarists such as Andrea Dieci, Lorenzo Micheli, Frederic Zi-
gante, Emanuele Segre, Margarita Escarpa, Adriano Del Sal, Luigi Attademo, Enea Leone, Petrit Ceku, Jonathan Leathwood, Carlo Marchione.
He has distinguished itself in several national and international competitions, such as the “Roberto Beccuti” National Competition in Catania, the International Competition Antonio Salieri of Legnago, the International Competition “City of Bardolino”, the National Competition “Giulio Rospigliosi”, International Competition “City of Favria“ among others.
Currently he is further specializing at the Conservatorio M. Castillo of Seville with internationally renow- ned guitarist and Professor Francisco Bernier. Here he has recently had the opportunity to perform at the fantastic Alcazar at a concert in the prestigious Sevilla International Guitar Festival.
Next month he will start playing a series of concert in duo with famous vietnamite guitarist Thu Le pre- senting a program homage to italian classical music. They will play the first concert in Bahrain and then Italy and even Vietnam and Indonesia in November 2018 finishing with India in December.
In June 2018 he will also perform two concerts in Hanoi and Saigon with Professor Huy Thanh Nguyen, Head Professor of the Guitar department at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, Vietnam.
Thu Le & Lorenzo Bernardi’s concert at the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival is presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura & Italian Consulate Kolkata.