Young Vietnamese artist wins gold prize at Youth Friendship Festival 2023


VOV.VN - Duong Minh Quy, a student at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, brought home the gold prize at the Youth Friendship Festival 2023, which concluded in Indonesia on October 2.


The festival saw Quy perform pieces by Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.

The judging panel gave the Vietnamese contestant's performance a favourable evaluation due to profound expressions and vocal techniques used to deliver the subtle and truthful emotions.

The 22-year-old singer hails from Vinh Phuc province and is currently a student of the Vietnam National Academy of Music’s Vocal Faculty. 

The Youth Friendship Festival is one part of the Asia Pacific Arts Festival (APAF) 2023 which is held in Bali, Indonesia, from September 28 to October 2.

The event aims to foster greater harmony, peace, and global friendship through diversified cultural exchanges and performing arts competitions.

This year’s event featured the participation of 170 contestants competing in different forms such as instrumental, vocal and dance, and various categories including solo, duet, trio & quartet, as well as small and large groups.


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