Newsletter I/2022: Inspiring the community

In this edition

NEW INSPIRATIONal Music Appreciation Programs

  • My morning song

  • Concert Guru: Lạ Lùng

Vietnam Youth Orchestra (VYO) - THE FIRST HARMONIES TO BE PLAYED

  • Audition

  • ORIENTATION DAY

  • THE FIRST REHEARSAL

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO VYO MEMBERS BORN IN MARCH

  • Upcoming events

NEW FACES AT VYMI


CHUYỂN ĐỘNG 24H: "THIS NON-PROFIT PROJECT HOPES TO CREATE CONNECTIONS DURING THE COVID-19"


The "My morning song" project, funded by the "Connections through Culture" grant from the British Council, has ended with workshops within the framework of the project for Vietnamese and British children. 70 children from three primary schools in Hanoi, namely Trang An Primary School, Times School Primary School and Sentia School, composed morning songs and sent them to friends across the border at All Souls Primary, St Andrew and St Francis (London) and Macduff Primary (Macduff).

"I'm going to compose a song about the morning, I'll use a bright and cheerful melody."

"I will compose a soft and loving melody." - Sharing from the students in the project.


The project has received attention from many media agencies and the press. The meaningful images and memorable moments of the project were honored to be broadcast by Chuyển động 24h, a program of Vietnam Television, and spread widely to the community.

Full video: https://bit.ly/3OhLmBE


INTRODUCING THE CONCERT GURU MODEL TO YOUNG ART LOVERS IN HANOI



In March 2022,VYMI launched Concert Guru, a unique and fresh classical music discovery programme for young art lovers aged 16 and above. The unique aspect of this project is the course content, which is geared toward imparting knowledge, evoking, and experiencing the beauty of classical music pieces performed at concerts in Hanoi. Concert Guru's first course, Concert Guru: Lạ Lùng, is praised by the many young people in Hanoi as an inspirational motivation to accompany classical music to them.


CONCERT GURU: LẠ LÙNG, A UNIQUE CLASSICAL MUSIC DISCOVERY JOURNEY


In March 2022, Concert Guru: Lạ Lùng took young people on a journey to discover "VNSO Subscription Concert No.140", with the passionate guidance of a trustworthy friend, Music Educator Trang Trinh and guest artists Conductor of the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra - Honna Tetsuji and pianist Hsin-Chiao Liao. The opportunity to attend the rehearsal of "Schumann Piano Concerto" at the Hanoi Opera House, as well as to have interaction with the guest artists, left a lasting impression on people joining the course.

"Exquisite, quiet and deep, easy to understand"

"I learned amazing knowledge and because I love classical music, this is such a valuable opportunity."

"What impressed me at Concert Guru: Lạ Lùng was experiencing different facets of classical music, hearing from the musicians themselves, and meeting friends with mutual interests and hobbies."

"Well, classical music can also be drawn, can be used to describe people, and is a bridge to help convey a artist's story to listeners. After the workshop, my impressions of classical music completely changed."

"When I knew about Concert Guru: Lạ Lùng, I signed up immediately and everything was exactly as I expected! There was a lot of intriguing, fresh information to learn, and the lesson was a lot of fun."


WELCOME 75 OFFICIAL MEMBERS OF VIETNAM YOUTH ORCHESTRA (VYO)


Two rounds of audition for the Vietnam Youth Orchestra were held in early 2022 with an atmosphere of excitement, urgency, and seriousness. Nearly 200 candidates between the ages of 12 and 22 and from many nationalities have applied. 167 individuals qualified to the 2nd round – Live Audition after passing the first round – Video Audition. We are very honored to have a jury comprised of top Vietnamese artists, including Artistic Advisor Honna Tetsuji, VYO Conductor Phan Do Phuc, VYO Advisors Meritorious Artist Trinh Tung Linh, Meritorious Artist Kim Xuan Hieu, Meritorious Artist Dao Mai Anh, Meritorious Artist Le Hoang Lan, VYO Coaches from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, and CEO of VYMI – Artist, Music Educator Trang Trinh. The jury worked with full of energy within the two days of live audition round to be able to decide the fairest result. In particular, VYO also organized an online audition for the candidates who have health problems due to the epidemic.

We are delighted to welcome the 75 official members of the VYO.


THE FIRST PHOTO OF VIETNAM YOUTH ORCHESTRA

In the first week of March, 75 official members of VYO gathered for Orientation Day. The VYO conductor, VYO staff, and the whole orchestra met each other here. We exchanged greetings and are received membership cards, music files, VYO publications, and documents.


Especially, VYO feels extremely honored when the meeting has the participation of Mr. Lam Dung - VYMI Director, Mr. Kinoshita - VYMI board member and Ms. Trang Nguyen - an extremely enthusiastic supporter of VYMI. This precious presence is such a great encouragement to VYO staff and members. At the end of the meeting, photos of the entire orchestra were taken and kept as the beginning of a journey of joy and connection.


THE FIRST BARS HAS BEEN PLAYED AT VYO


VYO had a thrilling and exciting first rehearsal on March 13. The first two pieces chosen by the conductor were Andante Festivo (Sibelius) and Blue Danube (Strauss). Although it was the first time to play music together, VYO members immediately showed their seriousness by listening to instructions from the conductor and keeping silent in the rehearsal room. They have been taught from the smallest things like tuning together, practicing the scales together, playing each measure together as an inseparable team. For this reason, each member probably felt that they are extremely important pieces in a beautiful harmony.

Our first tutti: https://bit.ly/37VSGlG


HAPPY BIRTHDAYS TO THE VYO MEMBERS BORN IN MARCH


VYO celebrated birthday for members born in March: Pham Gia Anh (violin), Dang Chau Anh (violin), Dang Thai Vu (violin), Le Vu Chau Anh (cello). A lovely gift and a card from the conductor and VYO coaches have been sent to them.


"I was very happy when we received a gift from the conductor."
"I was completely surprised when I received a gift from the VYO and the conductor Phúc. That is very meaningful. "
"I felt I was paid a lot of attention and received love from the VYO members. I was so happy when I received this gift. "

Those are such lovely shares that VYO received. VYO team feels very happy to be able to bring small joys to the VYO members and this will be one of the many wonderful experiences that make VYO a memorable experience for sure!

Our first birthday: https://bit.ly/3uSNN68


VYO's UPCOMING EVENTS

A mini concert at VYO will take place in the last week of May. Currently, the orchestra members are practicing very hard with the conductor and VYO coaches to prepare for the concert. Let's look forward to it!


WELCOME NEW MEMBER OF TEAM VYMI


On our journey to become a bridge between the modern world of young people and the beautiful atmospheres of classical music, we are pleased to welcome 3 new members to the team:

Admin and HR officer PR & Comminication Executive Designer

Oanh Dinh Trang Vu Tuan Tran