|South Korean guitarist Sungha Jung will perform in Hà Nội and HCM City on August 26 & 27. — Photo musicweekly.asia|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — South Korean guitarist Sungha Jung will return to Việt Nam for live concerts in Hà Nội and HCM City on August 26 & 27.
The concerts will take place at the Việt Nam Youth Theatre and the HCM City Conservatory of Music.
A Korean prodigy who started playing the guitar at the age of five, Jung is now very well-known, especially on YouTube with over 991 million views and over three million subscribers until the end of April 2015.
He has won 15 YouTube awards, including six No 1 awards. He has also composed and arranged many songs in diverse styles and has released eight albums, including his latest Mixtape in May.
The guitarist started playing the instrument when he was a child while watching his father playing. After being taught the basics by his father, Jung further developed his skills by trying to play whatever he heard or by studying 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 picks attached to the fingers.
Jung’s cover of The Pirates of the Caribbean theme song, which has had over 49 million views on YouTube, made him an Internet sensation when he was just 12 years old.
This is Jung’s third consecutive year of touring the country.
Tickets prices of his concerts are from VNĐ600,000 (US$26) to 1,600,000. The highest price includes a photo session with the guitarist and one autographed latest CD. There will also be a signing session after the concerts for those who buy CD. For more information on tickets, please visit www.ticketbox.vn and www.tickit.vn. — VNS