Vietnamese student wins first prize at Mozart International Piano Contest

Friday, 2018-07-27 17:05:44
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Vo Minh Quang (third from left) and the jury board at the competition (Photo:
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NDO – Vo Minh Quang, a 12-year-old student from Giang Vo Secondary School in Hanoi, won first prize at the eight Mozart International Piano Competition, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 22 to 24.

The contest attracted 34 participants from Thailand, Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and Australia, who competed in four age groups under the judgement of a jury board comprising of internationally acclaimed professors and artists.

Quang faced nine other contestants in group B for entrants aged from 13 to 17.

In the final round, Quang delivered flawless performances of Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330 and Chopin’s Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39.

Together with Quang, Dang Thai Vu, 13, also brought home second prize in group B.

The annual competition, hosted by the D&M Music Studio, aims to provide a platform for young musicians of Thai and other nationalities to showcase their ability and develop their potential musical talents.

Quang is currently studying the piano at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, under the instruction of Dr. Dao Trong Tuyen.

He has won a number of musical prizes both at home and abroad, including first prize at the 1st China-Asean Teenagers Piano Competition in China in 2015 and first prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Thailand in 2017, among others.