Germany-based foundation grants scholarships to music talents

September 16, 2022 - 08:48
The outstanding students were honoured at an awarding ceremony held by the Việt Nam National Academy of Music (VNAM) in Hà Nội, on Wednesday.
Đào Quang Minh Scholarship recipients perform at the ceremony at Việt Nam National Accademy of Music. VNS Photo Nguyễn Bình

HÀ NỘI — Dozens of top graduates and excellent students have been awarded scholarships by the Germany-based Đào Minh Quang Foundation.

The outstanding students were honoured at an awarding ceremony held by the Việt Nam National Academy of Music (VNAM) in Hà Nội, on Wednesday.

Đào Minh Quang Foundation granted awards to nine graduates from the different departments of the VNAM including violin, piano, and bamboo flute.

Forty students also received scholarships from the foundation.

The foundation was established in Germany in 2016 to develop co-operation between Việt Nam and Germany especially in the fields of education and training, sustainable agricultural development, music and culture.

"Awards and scholarships from the foundation are meaningful to the VNAM's students," said Lê Anh Tuấn, the VNAM's director at the ceremony. "This will encourage students to gain achievement in their study. The foundation has also made a contribution to boosting the relationship between Việt Nam and Germany."

This year, the departments' top graduates and 40 students received VNĐ5 million (over US$200) whilst the academy's top graduate was granted VNĐ10 million.

"I'm moved and honoured to be one of the outstanding students to receive a Đào Minh Quang Scholarship," said Vương Tuấn Anh, a bamboo flute student from the Traditional Music Department. "This is the second time I have received the scholarship and I will make great effort to gain high achievement with my studies."

At the ceremony, talented students and pupils from the University of Social, Scienties and Humanities and Trưng Vương Secondary in Phú Thọ Province also received awards and scholarships from the foundation.

Since its establishment, the foundation has granted billions of đồng to students and teachers to foster a spirit of study, overcoming difficulties and rising in learning and life.

The incentives are implemented through financial aid in the form of partial scholarships for a certain period of time to students and graduates along with Việt Nam-Germany concerts and cultural exchange projects between the two countries.

It also promotes scientific exchanges between Việt Nam and Germany by providing financial support for research activities in Germany.

"I love music and culture," said Đào Minh Quang, who is living in Germany. "Music brings joy and strength to me helping me to overcome difficulties in life. I want to contribute to encourage cultural and musical exchange between Vietnamese and Germans." - VNS