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Violinist Bui Cong Duy gives concerts in Hanoi

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One of the leading violinists in Vietnam, Bui Cong Duy will perform in a concert at Hanoi Opera House on October 25-26.

Violinist Bui Cong Duy gives concerts in Hanoi

Duy will play musical works of composers, including F. Mendelssohn, L.V. Beethoven, J. Brahms with the participation of the Japanese conductor, Honna Tetsuji and the HBSO orchestra.
Bui Cong Duy is the first son of Pham Thuy Loan a cello teacher and Bui Cong Thanh, a violin instructor. They introduced their son to the violin at the 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’s 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.

By Kim Khanh

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