Guitarist Kim Chung to perform live in HCMC

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A solo guitar classic show by talented female guitarist Kim Chung will take place at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on December 10 to celebrate its 55th birthday anniversary.

Chung, who is known for her unceasing efforts playing the instrument when she was 11 with her short fingers, will present international masterpieces as well as famous Vietnamese compositions for the guitar by composer Phung Tuan Vu.

The concert marks her 30-year-career as a guitarist and is one of activities under the Guitar Festival being held in the city from  December 8 to 18. In the last five years, Chung has released three albums that have sold more than 10,000 copies and held a live show with an orchestra (in 2006).

The guitar lecturer at the HCMC Conservatory of Music has won several awards.

Chung and a guitarist from America were the only two students of Prof. Jose Luis Rodrigo, the apostle of legendary guitarist Andrés Torres Segovia (1893-1987), in a master class held at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music eight years ago.

"I will live until I am 80 to perform the art for guitar lovers, following Segovia, who still stood on the stage when he was 80," said Chung.

HCMC Conservatory of Music is located on 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1.

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