Viet Nam News -
HÀ NỘI — South Korean guitarist Sungha Jung, who has been dubbed as "Korea’s Guitar Prodigy", will present his extraordinary skills in a one-night only concert in Hà Nội on Saturday, April 16.
The guitarist started playing the guitar when he was a child by watching his father play. After being taught the basics of guitar by his father, Jung further developed his skills by trying to play whatever he heard or by studying through online videos.
He first discovered his interest in fingerstyle guitar when he heard famous Japanese guitarist Kotaro Oshio using this special technique, where the strings are plucked with the fingertips, fingernails, or with picks attached to the fingers.
Jung’s cover of The Pirates of the Caribbean theme song (which currently has over 49 million views on YouTube) made him an Internet sensation when he was just 12 years old. He has won 15 YouTube awards, including six “First Class” awards.
Jung has also composed and arranged many songs in a diverse range of styles. He has released six albums, the last being the 2015 album Two of Me. His music has mesmerised many people with his more well known renditions including Felicity, River Flows in You, Irony, On a Brisk Day, Flaming, The Phantom of the Opera and Haru Haru.
He has collaborated with many famous Korean and international artists, such as 2NE1, G-Dragon, Kotaro Oshio, and Jason Mraz. The young artist has also held his own tours in many countries all over the world including France, the US, Denmark, and China.
At the moment, his Youtube channel boasts more than 3.8 million subscribers and nearly 1.2 billion views.
Being an excellent representative of the fingerstyle guitar genre, the 20-year-old lad of the land of Kim Chi will bring a new, young, refined, emotional musical atmosphere with his own compositions and arrangements.
In Việt Nam, Jung is known and admired mostly through his music on Youtube. He is the first foreign fingerstyle guitarist to have performed in Việt Nam.
The concert will start at 7.30pm on Saturday, at Tuổi Trẻ Theatre, 11 Ngô Thì Nhậm Street.
After the Hà Nội concert, Jung will travel to HCM City for another concert on Sunday at the Music of Conservatory, 112 Nguyễn Du Street, District 1.
Tickets for his concerts are available on ticketbox.vn, or at Tuổi Trẻ Theatre in Hà Nội, and Doremi Shop, 150/47AB Nguyễn Trãi Street, District 1 in HCM City.
Jung first visited Việt Nam for a one-night only concert at HCM City’s Bến Thành Theatre in front of an audience of more than 1,000 in April 2014. — VNS