Vietnamese young violinist honored at Tchaikovsky Competition

Violinist Tran Le Quang Tien from the Vietnam Academy of Music stood eighth in the final round of the 10th Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians which is held in the Capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the city of Astana on June 15-25.

Vietnamese young violinist honored at Tchaikovsky Competition

The fifteen-year-old violinist aslo won the special auxiliary prize for the best artist performing contemporary works.

According to Meritorious Artist Bui Cong Duy who won the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition for violinists under 18 in 1997, Quang Tien has become first Vietnamese representative at the most prestigious music competitions in the world since 1997.

Bui Cong Duy has been invited to the jury at the violin category in the competition.

Tien is considered a violin prodigy. Under the guidance of his teacher, violinist Bui Cong Duy, he won prestigious music awards, including the first prize at the Mozart Violin Competition held in Thailand in 2014, the Toyota Scholarship in 2015 and the second prize at the International Violin Competition Kazakhstan in 2016.

By MAI AN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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