|Deputy-Minister Vương Duy Biên (fourth from right) gives awards to the winners at the National Talent Singing Contest 2016. — Photo Đức Thành|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Five young singers grabbed gold medals at the National Talent Singing Contest 2016 held in Hà Nội on Saturday.
The gold medallists are from the Military Culture and Arts College, HCM Conservatory of Music, Việt Nam Theatre of Contemporary Arts and Cao Bằng Arts Troupe.
Eight silver medals were given to contestants from the Việt Nam National Academy of Music, Hà Nội Culture College and art troupes.
Two singers, Trần Văn Quân from Huế Culture and Arts School and Phạm Hương Giang from Việt Bắc Culture and Arts School, won the Promising Singer title.
The contest, launched by the Department of Performing Arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Việt Nam Musicians Association and the Academy, seeks to discover new, young talent and encourage them to build their careers, as well as honour youngsters who have contributed to art troupes.
“The contest winners have shown their talent and creativity by performing in diverse styles,” deputy minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vương Duy Biên said at the awards ceremony. “They treated the audience to a party of music. I hope they will take to the music stage in the near future.”
With around 60 talented under 25-year-olds from art troupes and art colleges across the nation taking part in the event, it was also an opportunity for these youngsters to meet and share their performing experiences with each other. — VNS