A pair of talented Vietnamese musicians successfully represented Vietnam at the Guitar Festival 2014 in Sri Lanka from January 25-27.

Nguyen Thanh Vinh and Nguyen Van Phuc wowed the crowd at the event, the fourth of its kind, along with 40 other leading guitarists from Sri Lanka and around the world.

The two Vietnamese stars and other guitarists performed different classical genres such as Flamenco, Acoustic, Jazz, Hawaii , Rock and Heavy Metal.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ton Sinh Thanh, along with many diplomats and senior officials attended the opening ceremony which took place at the Royal Institute in Colombo.

Phuc impressed the audience with his rendition of three pieces: “Nguoi Ha Noi” (Hanoian), “Sonata’s Chapter No 3” by Leo Brouwer and “Fuocco” by Roland Dyens. Meanwhile, his partner Vinh received thunderous applause after playing a repertoire of Vietnamese and Italian songs.

On January 26-27, the two artists performed in the major Sri Lankan cities of Kandy and Chilaw.-VNA