Nearly 50 pianists from Vietnam, Japan, China and its Hong Kong and Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Poland, Canada, the US and Australia will take part in the masterclasses.

Hanoi's International Piano Festival begins on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the organizer

Vietnamese-Canadian pianist Dang Thai Son is the Artistic Director of the festival and will award 10 scholarships for excellent pianists.

Professors who will provide masterclasses include pianist Son, Prof Susumu Aoyagi (Japan), Prof Tai-Cheng Chen (US-Taiwan), Prof Tran Thu Ha (Vietnam) and Prof Katzyna Popowa-Zydron (Poland).

Participants will play on Steinway, Yamaha and Kawaii pianos.

Tickets to the performances on August 15 and 17 are on sale at mono prix of VND 200,000 at 098-302-6109. One-day masterclass tickets are also available at VND 230,000 per ticket.

Source: VNA