VietNamNet Bridge – Pianist Trang Trinh will give a solo concert “The Piano’s Journal” at the Hanoi Opera House on February 23 and in HCM City in April. She says that these works represent the circle of life, from innocence of childhood to the experiences of maturity, love, joy and sorrow, ups and downs of life and separation. Trang Trinh says the theme has been inspired by her own experiences during the trips around the world. She wants to share them with the audience. “I wish to create various roads for the audience to experience the classical music through stage design, background slides, verbal introduction and my music,” she says. After the show, the pianist plans to set up a foundation to develop music talents in Vietnam and help orphans in some northern provinces. Trang Trinh (born in 1986) began learning music at the age of four. She entered Hanoi College of Music to study Piano with Mrs. Mai Thu Thuy and soon won the college’s top prize for Young Talents of the Year in 1996 and 1997. Since 1997 she has done several televised performances for the national radio and television and in 1998 performed for Claude Kahn in his masterclass. Trang entered the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, London in 2004 to study with Professor Christopher Elton and Professor Hilary Coates, generously supported by Sterndale Bennett Scholarship. As a soloist, Trang Trinh has won many awards including the Francis Simmer Prize, Gretta GM Parkinson Prize, Lilian Davis Prize….