An orchestra from the Italian city of Florence , will perform its only concert in Vietnam at the Hanoi Opera House on October 27.

The Orchestra Citta de Firenze, with well known conductor Lorenzo Castriota Skanderbeg, famous tenor Leonardo Melani and talented young Vietnamese pianist Luu Hong Quang, promises a wonderful evening of classical Italian music with concertos and symphonies by great composers such as Verdi, Puccini and Rossini.

Luu Hong Quang won first prize at the 2009 Chopin Piano Contest in Australia .

It is the 13 th Toyota Classic to held in Vietnam since it first started in 1997. The programme has not only entertained Vietnamese audiences with world famous masterpieces but has also promoted classic music across Asia .

The president of Toyota Motors Vietnam (TMV) Akito Tachibana, said at a press briefing in Hanoi on October 12 that the proceeds from the night would be donated to the “Toyota Scholarship for Young Vietnamese Musical Talent”.

TMV has made a considerable contribution to Vietnam ’s socio-economic development in its 15 years of operation. The Japanese car manufacturer has held first position in Vietnam ’s car market for many years with a record sale of 167,000 vehicles so far.

The global giant has contributed over 1.66 billion USD to the Vietnamese State Treasury and over 13.6 million USD to social activities ranging from culture to sports, education, traffic safety and the environment./.