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Meet VYO advisors

The Vietnam Youth Orchestra is very honored to have the guidance of experienced advisors during its formation. Let's meet 4 advisors:


Meritorious Artist Trịnh Tùng Linh was born in 1969 in a family with a musical tradition. He learned Clarinet under the guidance of his father, who was also a clarinet player and conductor.

In 1982, he entered the Vietnam School of Music (Vietnam National Academy of Music now) under the tutelage of Mr. Nguyễn Lâm and Mr. Vũ Đình Thạch.

After graduating from University with a major in Clarinet performance, in 1995 he joined the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra as a clarinetist. During this time, he was sent to practice in Norway, Japan… and participated in many performances with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra as a lead, soloist in many big shows in the country and in many others such as the US, Japan, Russia, Italy, China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia...

In 2019, he was awarded the title of Meritorious Artist by the State.

He has been the Director of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra since October 2021



Meritorious Artist Kim Xuân Hiếu studied French Horn at the Academy of Music since childhood. With the high academic achievement, in 1994, he was invited to join the Asian Youth Orchestra held in Hong Kong and toured with the orchestra in many countries. After graduating, he was retained by the school and was sent to study intensively on Teaching Methods of Performing Arts at the Fredric Chopin Conservatory in Paris, France, then returned to work as a lecturer in the wind and percussion section at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Since 2001 he has been the leader of the French Horn of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and further studied Orchestra Conduct with Master Nguyễn Hòa Bình. After graduating from Symphony Conduct, he was sent to attend advanced courses in Conduct with Professors Thomas Rimul and Professor Trond Korsgard in Oslo-Norway. Kim Xuân Hiếu has conducted many programs with domestic orchestras such as Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam Opera Ballet Orchestra. He was also invited to conduct the East Side Story Orchestra during the Festival held in Oslo-Norway. At the same time, he also won the excellent conductor award at the National Music Festival awarded by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture.

In addition, he is the founder and leader of the Hanoi Brassband group in the project of bringing music closer to the audience sponsored by the Hanoi Department of Culture.

Currently, he is the Distinguished Artist, Deputy Director of Professional Affairs of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.



Meritorious Artist Đào Mai Anh started to study violin when she was 7 years old with her father Đào Đình Hải (he was viola player of VNOB) In 1979. Entered and started to study violin under Mr Dương Văn Chính, Prof. Nguyễn Bích Ngọc and Prof. Ngô Văn Thành at Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM, former Hanoi Conservatory).

In 1993, she graduated from VNAM then became a member of Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, she studied with Osaka Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo City Philharmonic under the Study Program by Cultural Affair of the Japanese Government. And as a guest musician with Orchestra La Verdi Milano, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta in Boston, etc.

She attended many concerts and festivals in Italy, France, Russia, the United States, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and China.



Meritorious Artist Lê Hoàng Lan graduated with a master's degree in violin performance from the Vietnam National Academy of Music under the teaching guidance of Meritorious Artist Ngô Văn Thành. She has worked at the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra since 1993 and has been the concertmaster since 2001 until now. She took an advanced orchestra class in Japan. She has performed in many solo shows and has also performed in many countries around the world. She is also a member of the Hoa Sen Vietnam String Quartet which has successfully toured in Singapore and Japan.

In 2016, Lê Hoàng Lan was honored to be awarded the title of Meritorious Artist by the Vietnamese government

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