Hanoi's International Piano Festival begins on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the organiser)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The 2018 Hanoi International Piano Festival will begin a week of piano masterclasses, conferences and workshops at the National Academy of Music on August 11.

Nearly 50 pianists from Vietnam, Japan, China and its Hong Kong and Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Poland, Canada, the US and Australia will take part in the masterclasses. 

Vietnamese-Canadian pianist Dang Thai Son is the Artistic Director of the festival and will award 10 scholarships for excellent pianists.

Professors who will provide masterclasses include pianist Son, Prof Susumu Aoyagi (Japan), Prof Tai-Cheng Chen (US-Taiwan), Prof Tran Thu Ha (Vietnam) and Prof Katzyna Popowa-Zydron (Poland).

Participants will play on Steinway, Yamaha and Kawaii pianos.

Tickets to the performances on August 15 and 17 are on sale at mono prix of 200,000 VND at 098-302-6109. One-day masterclass tickets are also available at 230,000 VND per ticket.-VNS/VNA