Hanoi International Piano Festival wraps up

Saturday, 2018-08-18 17:39:20
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A performance at the closing ceremony of the Hanoi International Piano Festival on August 17 (Photo: toquoc.vn)
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NDO – The Hanoi International Piano Festival 2018 wrapped up on August 17 with 25 scholarships being awarded to the most excellent pianists.

The week-long event was attended by 15 Vietnamese pianists and 31 international artists from nine countries and territories around the world, including Japan, China, Canada, the US and Australia.

The participating artists took part in piano master classes, conferences and workshops at the Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM) under the instruction of acclaimed pianists including Dang Thai Son (Vietnam), Prof. Susumu Aoyagi (Japan), Prof Tran Thu Ha (Vietnam) and Prof. Katzyna Popowa-Zydron (Poland).

VNAM Director Le Anh Tuan said that the event aimed to help talented young Vietnamese pianists hone their performance skills before heading to professional international musical competitions in the near future.

Such festivals and competitions will help to develop a professional Vietnamese music scene which will be able to strongly integrate into the regional and the world music market, he said.