Polish violinist Alicja Smietana will be performing at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi on May 6.

Accompanied by pianist Grzegorz Mania, she will play pieces by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Henryk Wieniawski.

Born in 1983 in Krakow, Smietana studied at the Krakow Academy of Music before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She later went on to work with such notable performers as Ana Chumachenco, Hagai Shaham and Pavel Vernikov.

She has also performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall.

In 2010, she co-founded the Orchestra of Life. Last year, she performed in Hanoi to mark European Days.

After the May 6's performance, which kicks off at 8pm, Smietana will join the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra to play pieces by Wieniawski and Dmitri Shostakovich, under the baton of Carlos Cuesta at Hanoi Opera House on May 10.

Carlos performed with the HanoiPhilharmonic Orchestra on the opening night of the Hanoi millennial celebrations last year. This year he was presented with the National Award for Artistic Excellence in Argentina .

Established in 1997, the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra was awarded the Japanese Royal Prize in 1998 and represented Vietnam at the Asian Music Festival in Tokyo in 1999./.