Vietnamese pianist Bich Tra made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in London on December 16, playing a selection of piano sonatas by the world's best-known composers.

Her performance was hailed with a long round of applause from an enthusiastic audience.

Bich Tra has been hailed as an artist who captivates audiences with her "impressive combination of power and poetry" and "deeply thoughtful" interpretations. Her recent recordings were twice chosen as Albums of the Week by The Independent.

Tra has performed live for Hongkong Radio Four at the Shostakovich Centenary Festival at London 's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Her 2008 concerto debut in Japan at the Tokyo City Opera Concert Hall was met with great enthusiasm and sold out quickly.

After graduating from the Moscow Conservatoire, Tra moved to London in 1997 to study with Professor Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music, where she received the Academy's highest award for her final recital. She currently lives in London.

Wigmore Hall is a leading international recital venue that specialises in hosting chamber music performances and is best known for classical piano, vocal and instrumental music.-VNA