|Pianists Tran Dieu Linh (R) and her elder sister have won many international awards. Linh recently won the first prize in a Russian piano competition for young pianists. — Photo vtv.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Tran Dieu Linh, a young Vietnamese pianist based in Moscow, won the first prize in a Russian competition for young pianists that was held from December 10 to 14.
Seventy contestants under the age of 18 from across the nation participated in the competition.
Linh, born and raised in Moscow, started learning to play the piano at the age of five. When she was seven, she came first in the entrance exam to the Rusian University of Theatre Arts, where she studied for three years.
In 2010, Linh cleared the entrance exam to the famed Moscow Gressin Academy of Music. The 13-year-old pianist is well-known for her excellent playing of musical pieces with a fast rhythm.
After her first performance in Viet Nam in 2012, Linh and her elder sister Tran Dieu An were invited to participate in the Giai Dieu Mua Thu 2013 (The Melodies of Autumn 2013) arts festival and the second international Piano Festival in HCM City.
The two siblings have travelled around the world to play classical music in the past seven years, winning more than 30 awards in both Russia and Europe. — VNS