Vietnam Musicians’ Association honours outstanding musical works

Saturday, 2020-01-18 16:42:32
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At the awards ceremony (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – A ceremony was held by the Vietnam Musicians’ Association (VMA) in Hanoi on January 18 to present the 2019 Music Awards to 68 outstanding musical works.

Accordingly, four A prizes went to the composition “Don binh minh” (Welcoming dawn) for dan tranh (Vietnamese 16-chord zither) solo along with the orchestra by Thuy My; for the music show "Tri an que huong" (Paying gratitude to the homeland) by Nguyen Anh Tri; the show “Niem tin” (Belief) by Pham Minh Tuan; and the research work “The harmony of folk songs – southern folk songs in Vietnamese songs” by musician and researcher Dang Van Bong.

The Arts Council also presented 24 B, 24 C and 16 consolation prizes to other notable works featuring many different forms, including compositions, children songs, artistic songs, performances, symphonic works, chamber works, choral works, research books, textbooks, and articles.

This year, the organising board for the 2019 Music Awards received 226 art works by 226 members of the VMA nationwide, including 190 in vocal music, 18 in instrumental music and18 theoretical works.

On the occasion, the VMA admitted several new members and presented gifts to veteran musicians ahead of the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival.