"Golden piano boy” returns home for performance

Young talent pianist Nguyen Viet Trung and his counterparts from the European countries will perform in the 1st Hoa Binh Concert.

The music show will be held at Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi on July 3 and at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on 5.

European artists are violinist Magdalena Skwierczyńska and cellist Sylwia Spodobalska from Poland; and pianist Mónika Ruth from Hungary who were born in 1996.

Nguyen Viet Trung - the Vietnamese piano talent, who is compared as "the second Dang Thai Son" - has won many international awards, such as the second place in a competition for young pianists in Zyrardow, Poland in 2004 and 2006, the first prize in the Emmy Alberg competition in Lodz in 2005, a special prize in the Chopin competition in Mazowiecki as well as the Golden Note for the best performer of Mozart compositions in 2006, the fourth position in the Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in 2008, the second place in an international competition in Plock named for Ludwik Stefanski and Halina Czerny Stefanska where he competed against pianists three to four years older,  the 2nd prize in the Chopin International Competition for "Chopin for the Youngest" in 2010.

He is one of eight young pianists invited from all over the world by Professor Andrea Bonatta to perform in the Junior Academy Eppan program.

Trung is now in Poland to continue his study program at the Warsaw Conservatory.

By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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