2 September 2014
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« Themed to follow a travellers tale, the season will open on October 14 with a concert at Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island, dedicated to Chopins travels, by the 32-year-old French prodigy Lydie Solomon. Then, on October 28th, Abu Dhabi Theatre will host world-renowned classical violinist Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, which he founded.
Lydie is a rising star in the classical field having begun playing the piano at the age of two and joining the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris at the tender age of seven. She gave her first recital, at a music festival in Belgium, when she was just 10 years old!
Lydie won a Radio France competition when she was 13 and got the chance to perform with the Orchestre National de Radio-France which was broadcast on France Musique – the French national radio station devoted to classical music – which was the start of what has become a strong fan base for her in France.
Lydie went on to study at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris where she studied under the noted classical pianist Professor Jacques Rouvier. She took first prize at the conservatory with the highest honours in piano, musical composition and analysis, sight reading, chamber and choral music.
Having given a number of concerts in South Korea – her mother was Korean and Lydie speaks the language – the award-winning performer has built a strong following in the country. »