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Young Vietnamese music teacher wins first prizes at international competitions

Update: April, 19/2017 - 18:00
Dương Đại Lâm holds the certificate of first prize of the 21st International Classical Music Festival, in Moscow (Russia). — Photo from the Facebook page of Dương Đại Lâm.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Dương Đại Lâm, professor at the Hà Nội-based Military Culture and Arts College, has won first prizes at two classical music competitions in Poland and Russia.  

Lâm studies vocal music at the prestigious Russian Gnessin Academy of Music, thanks to an exchange programme between his Vietnamese college and the academy.

On April 10, he won first prize at the International Master Competition for Music Teachers in Warsaw (Poland).  The competition, which runs from April 7 to April 10, attracted 34 music teachers from Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Ukraine. The project is for school and music schools teachers of all degrees who have work experience in arts education. Lâm won the first prize in the vocal category.  

Previously, in early April, he won first prize at 21st International Classical Music Festival, in Moscow (Russia), honouring Franz Schubert. The festival was held from March 28 to April 4 in Moscow and featured more than 200 entrants from Europe and Asia.  

Before winning those two international prizes, Lâm won second prize at Tiếng Hát Mùa Thu (Autumn Singing Voice) contest in 2008 in Việt Nam.

“If musical talents in Việt Nam are trained at young age, they will succeed in their musical career because they are hard working and intelligent,” said the 32-year-old teacher.

“I’ve suggested my school in Hà Nội send young professors to Russia for their studies. The excellent environment in Russia or in other advanced countries will help them develop better,” he added. — VNS



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