Vietnam won three second prizes and two third prizes at the international piano competition, which was held in Vietnam for the first time from September 5-12.
|International piano contest is held for the first time in the country to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi. (Photo: Vietnamplus)|
In the group A for pianists from 10-13, Vietnamese contestant Do Hoang Linh Chi and Canada’s Vu Duc Manh Vincent picked up second prizes, each worth 500 USD in cash. The first prize worth 1,000 USD went to Kiroki Ukine from Japan .
In the 14-17-year-old group, Tran Viet Bao and Luu Duc Anh of Vietnam together with Montesclaros Ma Regina from the Philippines earned second prizes, each worth 800 USD. Especially, Tran Viet Bao received the best contestant in Nocturne performance presented by the Vietnamese Musician Association.
In the group, Nguyen Le Binh An took third prize and was presented with Dang Thai Son Scholarship.
In the group C, Luu Hong Quang of the host country and Shih Wei Chen from Taiwan won third prizes, each worth 800 USD. The first prize worth 2,000 USD belongs to Kim Kyung Hoon from the Republic of Korea .
Tran Viet Bao also received Dang Thai Son Scholarship.
Vietnam’s First International Piano Contest