Vietnamese contestant wins prize at international Tchaikovsky competition

Tuesday, 2017-06-27 05:01:10
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Le Quang Tien receives the prize at the awards ceremony for the competition.
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NDO – Vietnamese contestant Le Quang Tien, 15, won a special auxiliary prize at the tenth International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians which took place in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana from June 15-25.

Quang Tien ranked eighth and brought home the special auxiliary prize for the best artist performing contemporary works.

Other special prizes for the best contestants performing technical works, Tchaikovsky and Sonate Mozart went to Edwart Kollert (Czech Republic), Elizabeth Aoki (USA) and Alexey Stychkin (Russia).

Meritorious Artist Bui Cong Duy, who won the golden medal at the competition in 1997, was honoured to be invited as a jury member for the second time.

Seven most outstanding competitors entered the final round including contestants from Russia, the Republic of Korea, China, Germany, Japan and Kazakhstan.

Two young musicians, Eugene Kawai and Nakyung Kang, from Japan and the RoK respectively bagged the two first prizes; meanwhile second prizes were awarded to two contestants from Kazakhstan and Germany and third prizes were won by contestants from Russia, China and Kazakhstan.

Quang Tien’s prize at the competition was an honourable achievement for Vietnamese academic music, particularly in violin training.

The International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians is the largest independent professional contest for young talents up to the age of 17 years old, consisting of three sections: piano, violin and cello.