Two guest artists will be the highlight of a concert with the Vietnam National Symphony and Orchestra (VNSO) on June 6-7.

The artists are Russian conductor Alexander Polyanichko and Japanese pianist Tamura Hibiki. The night performances will feature Piano Concerto No1 and Symphony No5 by Tchaikovsky.

The concert will open with Hibiki's playing Piano Concerto No1. The pianist is studying at the University Mozarteum of Salzburg in Austria.

He has won many awards, including the first prize at the Long-Thibaud International Piano Competition in France, 2007. He has performed in France, Germany, Italy, Egypt and China.

Conductor Polyanichko is a violinist. He studied conducting music at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Since then, he has performed with the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theatre in many countries.

He has worked with major opera companies from across the world, including the Bolshoi Theatre, the Danish Royal Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

He has also been part of the jury at singing contests, including the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2011.

He has performed in Hanoi previously, on the occasion of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Vietnam in 2013.

The concert will begin at 8pm at the Hanoi Opera House.-VNA