|Nguyễn Thanh Huy, a guitarist and deputy head of the HCM City Music Conservatory’s Guitar and Accordion Department, will perform at the 3rd International Guitar Festival in HCM City on Wednesday. (thanhhuyfacebook)|
HCMCITY--More than 60 foreign and Vietnamese guitarists will play at the 3rd International Guitar Festival organised by the HCM City Music Conservatory on Wednesday.
They will take the stage on December 7 and 11.
Highlighted artists include Naoki Ikuta of Japan, Callum Henshaw of Australia, Andras Csaki of Hungary and Vietnamese-Australian Lê Hoàng Minh.
Both Andras and Minh have been first-prize winners at the Tokyo Guitar Contest, one of the world’s most prestigious guitar competitions.
The artists will stage three concerts: Espanol & Latino, Andras Csaki & Saigon Guitar Quartet and Lê Hoàng Minh-Robert Trent & Duo Firenze, featuring Spanish and Latin music.
Young Vietnamese guitarists will play folk works written by Đặng Ngọc Long and Hải Thoại that are in praise of life and love.
They will also join artists from the US and Thailand to perform Ballad and Tango, a popular piece from the Dance Suite by English composer Mark Hougton.
"We hope to take our music to the public, especially young audiences. We also want to help Vietnamese guitarists improve," said Nguyễn Thanh Huy, a guitarist and deputy head of the conservatory’s Guitar and Accordion Department, and member of the organising board.
The festival will include workshops and master classes from experienced guitarists.
The shows will take place at the conservatory’s music hall at 112 Nguyễn Du Street in District 1. Tickets are available at the box office.— VNS