|The HCM City Conservatory of Music on July 24 accepts a donation of valuable books from Bùi Thanh Tùng, the husband of late musician Hoàng Lan. — Photo tuoitre.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – The HCM City Conservatory of Music on Monday received valuable books on music from Bùi Thanh Tùng, husband of the late musician Hoàng Lan.
Among 100 books given to the conservatory, 35 are about classical European music.
“Hoàng Lan wanted to provide students at the conservatory with extensive knowledge about music,” Tùng said.
Tạ Quang Đông, director of the conservatory, said the school welcomed Lan’s contribution.
“This contribution shows that, though they live overseas, Vietnamese expats always have the country in their heart,” Đông said.
Hoàng Lan, who was born and raised in Vũng Tàu City, moved to France at the age of 12.
She graduated from a music school in Paris and performed Vietnamese folk music and classical European music.
She died in 2012. – VNS