Audiences in the capital city Hanoi enjoyed a veritable feast of the best classical music at the Toyota Classics 2013 under the baton of world-renowned Canadian conductor Olivieri Munroe at the Hanoi Opera House on November 5.

They reveled in the performance of delicate melodies of world classical works and symphonic masterpieces from Eastern European music to Piazzolla performed by the Czech Philharmonic Teplice and talented Vietnamese violinist Nguyen Huu Nguyen.

This is the 16 th of the annual Toyota Classics in Vietnam , which is the first destination of its Asia – Pacific tour from November 5 - 16.

After Hanoi , the concert will be held in Phnom Penh ( Cambodia ), Kuala Lumpur ( Malaysia ), and Bandar Seri Begawan ( Brunei ).

This year’s event was held by Toyota Motor Asia-Pacific and Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) in co-operation with the Vietnam Performing Arts Centre and the Department of Performing Arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism.

The proceeds from the concert will go to the “Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talent” programme, which aims to assist excellent students studying in five music training schools under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Toyota Classics has been organised annually from the mid-1990s with many tours to countries in the Asian Pacific region. By now, a total of 171 concerts have been held, attracting almost 214,000 audiences.-VNA