On September 25 and 26, a concert to mark Vietnam-Norway friendship will take place at the Hanoi Opera House.
Violinist Bui Cong Duy and artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will perform works of composers such as Max Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Johan Svendsen and Vietnamese musician Vu Nhat Tan, under the baton of conductor Terje Mikkelsen.
Bui Cong Duy is one of the leading violinists in the country. He was introduced to the violin at the young age of five.
At nine years of age he won first prize in the Autumn National Music Competition. He then went on to study in Russia at the Novosibirk State Glinka Conservatory. After graduating, he entered the Tchaikovsky Music Institute in Moscow from 1998 - 2003.
Duy won first prize in international violin contests organized in Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg in 1993 and 1995. He also won the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition for violinists under 18 in 1997.
He was later admitted to the Viruous Moskva Chamber Orchestra, becoming the first foreign member of the world-famous orchestra in its 24 year history. The 20-member orchestra, which performs regularly throughout the world, includes such international alumni as Vladimir Sprvakov, Boris Garlitzky, and Arkady Futer.
The violinist has over the years given recitals in Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy and France.
The concert aims to strengthen friendship relations and cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Norway.
Tickets are priced at VND200,000, VND350,000, and VND500,000.