Three Vietnamese contestants won prizes at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Electone (electronic organ) Festival (APEF) in Hong Kong this week, reported Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper Tuesday.
According to Dr. Luu Quang Minh, deputy director of the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, who accompanied the trio to the contest and was quoted by the paper, Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong, Le Thi Quynh, and Le Hoang Thao, students of the Academy, won top prizes at the event, which ended February 13.
Accordingly, Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong secured first prize in the pop music section for competitors over 22, Le Thi Quynh took third prize in the over 22 classical music section and Le Hoang Thao won third in the under-18 pop music section.
In addition, the three also won Agata Awards at the contest.
APEF is an annual competition spotlighting the skills and talents of Electone virtuosos. This year's APEF attracted more than 200 musicians from many countries and territories including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore.