Strum along: Guitar festival returns to Ho Chi Minh City with big icons

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Cuban-American Rene Izquierdo will open the second International Guitar Festival in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Rene Inzquierdo Cuban-American Rene Izquierdo will open the second International Guitar Festival in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Rene Inzquierdo

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The second International Guitar Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday night at the Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City, will feature six international guitarists.
Cuban-American Rene Izquierdo, professor of classical guitar at the Wisconsin State University, who has won many international awards, will start the five-day event with a special performance joined by two other guitarists, Padet Netpakdee from Thailand and Kozo Tate from Japan.
Vietnamese-French female guitarist Nguyen Thanh Hang, French guitarist Jérémy Jouve and Anton Baranov of Russia will complete the list of artists performing at the festival.
Five young talents in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will show off their skills during the second night of the festival on Thursday.
The international guitarists will also join a friendly talk show on Friday.
Last year's festival reportedly attracted thousands of music fans. 
Tickets are on sale at the conservatory and ticketbox.vn.

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