Vietnamese singer shines at Russian classical contest

Thursday, 2013-12-05 18:05:47
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Singer Do Thi Phuong Mai
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Nhan Dan/VNA - Do Thi Phuong Mai, 28 has won second prize at an international competition, held in Russia, for singers of classical music. .

Organised every three years, the competition now in its 14th turn is named after  Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor, Sergei Rachmanninov and aims to seek new opera singers.

This year’s event attracted 25 candidates from eight countries, including three from the Asian nations of China, Mongolia and Vietnam.

Mai is a student at Russian Gnesins’ Academy of Music. In 2009, she won first prize at a national contest for professional chamber and opera singers, which was jointly organised by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in conjunction with the Vietnam Association of Musicians.