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VIETNAM National symphony Orchestra

The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) was established by Decision Number 79/VH-QD on June 14, 1984 under the Ministry of Culture (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism). During its development, VNSO gradually gained remarkable achievements significantly. Since the past decade, the orchestra has improved its performance quality, not only to be recognized and highly appreciated by the audience, the press, musical critics, and colleagues in Vietnam but also to be commended by other countries via concert tours.
The VNSO today performs almost 40 concerts each year with a diverse repertoire of classical, romantic, and contemporary music. It performs musical pieces not only by Vietnamese composers but also by world-renowned composers, including Mahler Cycle, Beethoven Cycle, Mozart Cycle, Brahms Cycle, Schubert Cycle, Bruckner Cycle, etc., under the baton of many distinguished conductors with great contributions to the growth of the VNSO, such as Honna Tetsuji (Music Director of the VNSO since 2009), Colin Metters, Fukumura Yoshikazu, Lê Phi Phi, Jonas Alber, Marc Kissozy, and more. They have also performed with renowned soloists such as People’s Artist Dang Thai Son, Tsutsumi Tsuyoshi, Tamás Varga, Goto Ryu, Imai Nobuko, Bui Cong Duy, Přemysl Vojta, Stefan Schilli, Yamashita Yosuke, Rainer Honeck, and so on.

●Official website: https://vnso.org.vn/en

VNSO's highlights include:

VNSO at “La folle journee au Japon” attracted more than 1,000,000 spectators.
The Mahler 8 Concert, celebrating the Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi with the participation of nearly 1,000 musicians and chorus singers from Vietnam and many countries worldwide.
VNSO First Harmony Tour USA, concerts at two prestigious music centers – Carnegie Hall (New York) and Boston Symphony Hall (Boston).
VNSO Concert Tour Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia, celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Laos and the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Cambodia.
July 2013
VNSO Concert Tour Italy (Venice, Florence, and Rome) celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Italy, including a special concert at the Italian Presidency Palace in front of President Giorgio Napolitano.
September 2013
VNSO Concert Tour Japan (Yokohama, Koriyama, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Nara) to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, including a special concert at the Tokyo Opera City with the appearance of the Japanese Prince and also in Nara Todaiji Temple with the attendance of the late Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's wife, Akie.
September 2014
VNSO First Russian Concert Tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg in the flame of Vietnam Cultural Days in Russia.
July 2015
Triumphed Symphony Concert in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Southern Liberation and the National Unification.
August 2015
Melody of Autumn at Mỹ Đình National Stadium to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the August Revolution and the National Day of Vietnam.
May 2018
Participated in the 7th China-ASEAN Music Festival in Nanning, Guangxi, China.
July 2018
VNSO Japan Concert Tour to Osaka and Tokyo to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, including a special concert at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, with the participation of the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
VNSO performed a Beethoven symphony series in Beethoven Cycle to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration.
August 2020
VNSO performed the art program titled “75 years of glory of the Vietnam People’s Public Security” at the National Convention Center with the participation of leaders of the Ministry of Public Security and nearly 6,000 police officials and family.
November 2022
VNSO performed at the 39th Korea International Music Festival at Seoul Arts Center to celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Korea.