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JAN-JUNE (Oslo): Final semester at the Barratt Due for Minh

Nguyen Thien Minh (violin) has embarked on his second semester of the last year as a bachelor student at the Barratt Due Institute of Music.

In addition to his studies, lessons and lectures, this project includes the following activities:

  • Student recital by Minh on 16.01
  • Participation in Barratt Dues Symphony Orchestra Concert 01.02 at Oslo Konserthus.
  • Participating in the 19.03 concert in Hanoi
  • Graduating Recital in June

Read an interview with Minh before his participation in the Friendship concert with a royal audience.

Arts management symposium in Hanoi.

Arts management symposium in Hanoi.

MARCH (Hanoi): Arts Management Symposium

A 2-year program in capacity building for arts managers and directors in Vietnam, initiated by Transposition, and run in cooperation with the DeVos Institute of Management, had its first seminar 18 March 2014.

The first seminar is covering the following themes:

  • Artistic Planning
  • Introduction to Fundraising
  • Introduction to Strategic Planning

The program is unique in that the process of capacity building continues in between the seminars. Each organization will receive their individual mentor that they work with via email/phone/web, preparing
for the next step in the process.

Transposition’s administration
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam
All Vietnamese partners in Transposition
Representatives from the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.


MARCH (Hanoi): Friendship Concert with royal guests of honour

During their official visit to Vietnam, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit will attend a friendship concert in Hanoi for invited guests Wednesday 19 March in the Hanoi Opera House.

The audience will experience the following programme:

Welcome speech by the Norwegian Ambassador Ståle Torstein Risa

J.S.Bach: Concerto for two violins and strings

Traditional: Lý hoài nam (arr. for orchestra by Ngô Hoàng Quân)

W.A Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate

Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite

Soloists will be violinists Ludvig Gudim and Do Phuong Nhi and soprano Dao Thi To Loan.

Concert program (PDF)

JANUARY: Young string talent training in Oslo

Do Phuong Nhi is staying in Oslo for training at the Barratt Due Institute of Music.

Nhi is studying at Vietnam National Academy of Music, and has been in Oslo before as part of the Transposition program in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The project includes the following activities:

  • Master Classes with Stephan Barratt Due
  • Master Classes with Alf Richard Kraggerud
  • Recital at Barratt Due (entrance exam for admittance to the Young Talents program, autumn 2014)
  • Nhi performed with a string quartet from Barratt Due at a professional chamber music concert in Den Gamle Logen.
  • Participation in Barratt Dues Symphony Orchestra Concert 01.02 at Oslo Konserthus.
  • Meetings with staff and administration at Lillestrøm Highschool, preparing for Nhi’s year as exchange student at the “Young Talents program”

Magic reviews!

There wasn’t a weak link anywhere, and conductor Magnus Loddgard and his team, both locals and guests, are to be congratulated on a production that not only bodes exceptionally well for next year’s fully-staged version, but was an unmitigated delight in its own right.

Norwegian conductor blown away by HCM City singers

“I am blown away by the voices I have heard, and by what artistry they present when given big roles and great challenges. Opera has a great future in HCM City.”