Romanian Clavichordist to Perform in Ha Noi

Romanian clavichord performer Marius Mihalache will arrive in Viet Nam for a concert at the Ha Noi Opera House on December 2. Marius Mihalache Born in 1974 in Bucharest, Mihalache was introduced to music at the age of six and won several prizes by performing adaptations of masterpieces by Rachmaninov, Chopin, Mozart and Liszt. He is also the founder of a quartet including … [Read more...]

Foreign artists to indulge Vietnamese audiences

Marius Mihalache (Photo: VOV)The world's best clavichord player, Romanian Marius Mihalache, is to give a performance at the Hanoi Opera House on December 2 to celebrate the 89th National Day of Romania. Born into a musically-keen family in Bucharest in 1974, Marius Mihalache began playing the clavichord when he was six. While young, he won a lot of prizes for his performances … [Read more...]

World’s leading cembalo player to perform in Vietnam

A Romanian band with the world's leading cembalo player Marius Mihalache will perform at the Hanoi Opera House on December 2 to mark Romania's 89th National Day.Marius Mihalache will join Crina Matei (singer), Micu Baran (guitar bass), and Dragos Nihu (drum) to introduce the Romanian traditional folk music with the added influences of classical, pop and jazz music.   Marius … [Read more...]

Belarusian artists to perform in Ha Noi

The Belarusian folk-rock group will perform in the framework of Belarus Cultural Days. - Photo HA NOI (VNS) - Belarusian troupes will perform in the northern cities of Ha Noi and Hai Phong as part of Belarus Cultural Days, which will be held from November 2 to 7. Artistes from two troupes, the I Zhinovich National Academic People's Orchestra of Belarus and … [Read more...]

Cultural activities to celebrate Capital liberation day

(Cinet)- On the everning of October 10, various cultural activities were organised in localities in Hanoi in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Hanoi Capital liberation day. * A special TV programme titled Ha Noi: Belief and Hope linked up different venues around the city - Ly Thai To Garden by the side of Hoan Kiem Lake, Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature), … [Read more...]

Ha Noi glitters on Liberation Day

Street festival: Hundreds of professional and amateurs artists paraded around the Hoan Kiem Lake last night to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the capital city's Liberation Day. - VNA/VNS Photo Quy Trung HA NOI (VNS)- On October 10, 1954, the people of Ha Noi, with flags and flowers in hand, flooded the streets of the city to welcome triumphant Vietnamese soldiers. They … [Read more...]

Viet Nam to host int’l music festival

HA NOI (VNS) - Viet Nam will become the first Asian country to host the Asian-European New Music Festival which has been held every two years since 1993. "Viet Nam was the first Asian nation to host such an international event as a result of its great efforts to develop symphony music," said the chairman of the Viet Nam Composers' Association, musician Do Hong Quan. He … [Read more...]

Singer breathes new life into ca tru genre

Recital: Pham Thi Hue (middle) during a ca tru performance. - VNS Photos Truong Vi Pham Thi Hue fell in love with ca tru when she heard a recording at age 20. Now, she's fighting to preserve the songs. Nguyet Ha reports. Ca tru, or ceremonial singing, has had a lively season in Viet Nam following the recent national ca tru festival in Ha Noi City. Children's faces were seen … [Read more...]

Ha Noi becomes giant urban with 7 million people

Ha Noi hosted many attractive activities and exhibitions marking the 60th anniversary of Ha Noi's Liberation Day (10th October, 1954 and 10th October, 2014) with participation of crowded residents on October 4. A part of the activities is an exhibition on the social economic and cultural achievements over the 60th establishment and development of the capital, launched by Ha … [Read more...]

Viet Nam Tourism Awards 2013 honors leading tourism enterprises

(TITC) - On September 26, 2014, at the Ha Noi Opera House, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism organized a solemn ceremony to glorify the winners of Viet Nam Tourism Awards 2013. In attendance were Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan - Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam; Ms. Nguyen Thi Doan - Vice President of the Socialist Republic of … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 30/9

Photo contest promotes VN landscapes, daily life The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the online newspaper Vnexpress will promote Vietnam's beauty with a contest focusing on landscapes and slices of daily life, said deputy minister Vuong Duy Bien. Vietnamese people living locally or overseas can enter the contest, which ends on October 27. Participants can submit … [Read more...]

Exhibition of paper horses focuses on France-VN ties

Young artist Trieu Tuan Long shows a herd of seven horses that are calmly grazing in a meadow in his latest installation entitled Information Transmitted by Horse Riding at the French Cultural Centre in Ha Noi.- Photo L'espace HA NOI (VNS) - An exhibition of paper horses that convey the relationship between the French and the Vietnamese people, and the bilateral cultural … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 27/8

Disney show makes historic debut in HCMC As a sign that Vietnam is becoming more appealing for international tours of all kinds, local audiences will be able to enjoy a visit from some of the most famous cartoon characters on the planet next month. Master Magician Mickey Mouse and his ever-present sidekick Minnie Mouse join forces with professional illusionist Michael Barron … [Read more...]

General Giap photos exhibited in capital

Memories: A photo at the exhibition showing General Vo Nguyen Giap in a meeting with war veterans in Viet Nam. HA NOI (VNS) - A photography exhibition commemorating the birthday of late legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013) opened in Ha Noi on Sunday. Entitled Vo Nguyen Giap, the People's General, the exhibition features 102 photos taken by photographer and retired Lt … [Read more...]

VNOB dance performance to highlight martyrs story

A scene of the dance entitled Khoanh Khac Bat Tu (Immortality Moment), based on the young martyr Vo Thi Sau's life, will be performed for the first time tonight at Ha Noi Opera House. - Photo HA NOI (VNS) - A dance entitled Khoanh Khac Bat Tu (Immortality Moment), based on the young martyr Vo Thi Sau's life, will be performed for the first time tonight at Ha Noi … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/8

Veteran composer Xuan Giao dies at age 82 Noted composer Xuan Giao, famous for popular songs made during the American war in Viet Nam, has passed away following a series of strokes and a serious gall bladder disease. He was 82. Giao was born in the northern province of Hung Yen in 1932 and grew up in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong. He began his career in music as a … [Read more...]

Concert features beauty of hair

HA NOI (VNS) - A concert entitled Hair Sonata - When Her Hair Sings will feature a special violin with a bow made of real hair on September 4. Conductor Le Phi Phi, A-list pop singers Thanh Lam and Hong Nhung and violinists Xuan Huy and Khanh Linh will perform songs featuring the beauty of girls' hair. Veteran director Pham Hoang Nam will create the stage set. The concert … [Read more...]

Statues cast in tribute to hero for Liberation Day

Unveiling: This Saint Giong statue was unveiled at the Ha Noi Opera House on Tuesday. - Photo HA NOI (VNS) - Sixty statues of the legendary Saint Giong are being made to display at the 60th anniversary of Ha Noi Liberation Day on October 10. The statues are being cast in copper and plated with gold. Each weighs 60kg and are 80cm in height. They are being … [Read more...]

International music festival to be held in Viet Nam

Anniversary concert: Viet Nam National Symphony Orchestra perform at the Ha Noi Opera House to mark the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory in May. The orchestra will join the upcoming Asia-Europe New Music Festival 2014. - Photo HA NOI (VNS) - A music festival that began in Russia in 1993 will be held in Ha Noi and northern coastal city … [Read more...]

National symphony orchestra to debut in the Central Highlands

Angelic tunes: Cello artist Tran Thi Mo will perform in the concert co-organised by the Viet Nam National Symphony and Orchestra and Toyota Motors Viet Nam. - File Photo HA NOI (VNS) - The Viet Nam National Symphony and Orchestra (VNSO) will bring classical music to the Central Highlands' Dak Lak Province for the first time as part of Toyota Concert Tour 2014. The … [Read more...]