|Soprano Hiền Nguyễn performs La Vie en rose at the launch of her debut music video Lavie en rose. — Photo courtesy by organiser|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese soprano Hiền Nguyễn – a member of the semi-classic music group Mộc Miên, has decided to pursue a solo career with the release of her debut music video La Vie En Rose.
The singer, who is fluent in both English and Italian, decided to perform the famous French song by Edith Piaf because “it is a very beautiful song, which is a favourite of many people of different generations, so I expect my video will be welcomed by audiences,” she said.
The song has been remixed in operatic pop style by composer Dương Cầm who has written several hits for other Vietnamese singers including Khánh Linh, Thu Minh and Trung Quân Idol.
According to Cầm, it took him a week to consider before he agreed to work with Hiền.
“I think that I am daring because there are many singers who have performed La Vie En Rose successfully. So my ‘mission’ was how to remix the song to be a new and fresh version,” he said.
A graduate of English language of the University of Foreign Languages and International Studies, Việt Nam National University, in 2012, Hiền Nguyễn won a scholarship to study Italian language and culture at the University for Foreigners Perugia in Perugia, Italy.
In 2014, she won first prize at a festival of Vietnamese students in Italy with the song O Mio Babbino Caro. In February 2015, she was selected to perform at the concert Hanoi mit Roma (Hà Nội Meets Rome).
In January 2018, the singer, who is pursuing a master’s degree at the Việt Nam National Academy of Music, won the Golden Medal at the Asia – Pacific Music Festival in Malaysia.
Hiền is also the founder of the semi-classic music group Mộc Miên, the first of its kind in Hà Nội. After performances in Việt Nam Television’s Favourite Song TV show in April, the four-member group held a concert in celebration of their second anniversary.
The video La Vie En Rose by Hiền Nguyễn is available to watch on www.youtube.com. — VNS