The Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, part of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, and soloist Bui Cong Duy, one of Vietnam’s leading violinists, will participate in the Beethoven Festival to take place from September 4 to October 3 in Bonn, Germany.
Violinist Bui Cong Duy
The Beethoven Festival was born in 1845 on the occasion of the German greatest composer’s 75th birthday and held annually in Bonn.
The festival attracts famous conductors, soloists and orchestras from around the world.
Bui Cong Duy,28, won first prize in the Autumn National Music Competition at nine years old, and then went on to study in Russia’s Novosibirk State Glinka Conservatory. After graduating, he entered the Tchaikovsky Music Institute in Moscow 1998, studying there until 2003.
Duy won first prize in international violin contests organized in Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg in both 1993 and 1995. He also won acclaim by winning the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition for violinists under 18 in 1997.
He was later admitted to the Viruous Moskva Chamber Orchestra, becoming the first foreign member of the world-famous orchestra in its 24 year history.
The violinist has since given recitals in many countries, including Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy and France.
Before traveling to Bonn, the young people’s symphony orchestra will give a performance at the Hanoi Opera House on August 25.