Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese and foreign classical musicians are set to
perform at the Vietnam Connection Music Festival which will be back at the
Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi on April 16 and April 22 following a
two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival will feature renowned foreign artists such as German conductor
Alexander Mickelthwate and bassoonist Sebastian Chaves, along with local
artists and teachers of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, reported Radio
the Voice of Vietnam (VOV).
During the first concert held on April 16, many pieces will be performed for
the first time in Vietnam, including “Russian Maiden’s Song”, “Four Waltzes”,
“Rondino on a Theme”, and “Two Waltzes” op 54.
The Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra will enthrall audiences during the second
concert held on April 22 with famous works by German composers Ludwig van
Beethoven and Felix Mendelssohn.
Vietnam Connection Music Festival (VNCMF) was co-founded in 2015 by outstanding
Vietnamese-American musician Dr. Chuong Vu and internationally-acclaimed
Vietnamese concert violinist Dr. Bui Cong Duy.
The festival brings distinguished international artists, as well as
accomplished Vietnamese musicians who live abroad, to the nation to collaborate
with excellent local artists in the performing and teaching of classical music.
Through meaningful cultural exchange activities, VNCMF aims to bring classical
musical closer the public.
This year VNCMF will hold concerts in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in August,
drawing the participation of foreign guests and local artists from the Ho Chi
Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) and the Hanoi Philharmonic