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Vietnam National Symphony Orchesrtra

Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra has established by decision number 79/VH-QD in 14/6/1984 of Ministry of Culture (now is Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism). During the time of forming and developing, the VNSO gradually has gained remarkable achievements. Especially, among 10 recent years, the orchestra has improved the performance quality, not only to be recognized and highly appreciated by the audience, the press, musical critics and colleagues in Vietnam but also commended in many regional and international countries via concert tours around the domestic and oversea countries.
The VNSO today give almost 40 concerts each year with repertoire ranging from classical music to romantic and contemporary music composed by the world and Vietnamese composers, schedules and perform music cycles by worldwide famous composers including "MAHLER CYCLE", "BEETHOVEN CYCLE", "MOZART CYCLE", "BRAHMS CYCLE", "SCHUBERT CYCLE", "BRUCKNER CYCLE", ect., under the baton of many well-knows conductor-especially the conductors with great contributions to the growth of the VNSO such as: Honna Tetsuji (Music Director of the VNSO SINCE 2009), Colin Metters, Fukumura Yoshikazu, Lê Phi Phi, Jonas Alber, Marc Kissozy, etc., and renowned soloists such as: People's Artist Đặng Thái Sơn, Tsutsumi Tsuyoshi, Tamas Varga, Goto Ryu, Imai Noboko, Bùi Công Duy, Premysl Vojita, Stefan Schilli, Yamashita Yosuke, and so on.

A long way has passed with many high and low notes


The Vietnam National Symphony Orchesrtra (VNSO) was born

VNSO at "La folle au Japon" attracted more than 1,000,000 spectators.


Mahler 8 Concert celebrating 1000 year of Thang Long Hanoi, with participation of nearly 1000 musicians and chorus singers from Vietnam and many countries in the world.


VNSO First Harmony Tour to USA, concerts at two prestigious music center of the USA, Carnegie Hall (New York) and Boston Symphony Hall (Boston).


VNSO Concert Tour Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia, celebrating 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations of Vietnam and Laos, and 45th anniversary of diplomatic relation of Vietnam and Cambodia.


July 2013: VNSO Concert Tour to Italy to Venice, Florence and Rome on the occasion of 40 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Italy, special concert at the Italian Presidency Palace in front of President Giorgio Napolitano.

September 2013: VNSO Concert Tour to Japan to Yokohama, Koriyama, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Nara to celebrate the 40th years anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, special concert in at Tokyo Opera City with the appearance of Japanese Prince and special concert in Nara Todaiji Temple with attendance of wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


September 2014: VNSO First Russian Concert Tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg in the flame of Vietnam Cultural Days in Russia.


July 2015: Triumphed Symphony Concert in Ho Chi Minh city to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Southern Liberation and National Unification.

August 2015: Melody of Autumn at Mỹ Đình National Stadium to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day of Vietnam.


VNSO started Bruckner and Schubert Cycle.


VNSO made Dvorak famous symphony series.


May 2018: Participated in 7th China - ASEAN Music Festival in Nanning, Guangxi, China.

July 2018: VNSO - JAPAN Concert Tour to Osaka (July 18) and Tokyo (July 20) to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, special concert at Suntory Hall, Tokyo with the participation of Emperor and Empress of Japan.


2018-2020: VNSO make Beethoven famous symphony series in "BEETHOVEN CYCLE" for event Beethoven's 250th Birthday Celebration.

June 2020: For the first time, 3 Vietnamese orchestras, which are the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Academy of Music and the Vietnam National opera and ballet join together to performing in the concert "WE RETURN" marked a return to the stage after the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 2020: VNSO performed the art program "75 years of glory of the Vietnam People's Public Security" at the National Convention Center with the participation of leaders of the Ministry of Public Security and nearly 6,000 police officials and family.


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