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Music nights – Summer sonatas for the violin and piano Pensant a Toi

June 10, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - June 12, 2022 @ 10:00 PM


Summer Sonatas for the violin and piano

On 10, 11 and 12 June (8pm-10pm) FVH teams up with SiaM (Schubert in a Mug – musicians), supported by L’art pour L’art, to bring you ‘Pensant à Toi’ – a series of three concerts.  Held over three consecutive evenings, we showcase six of Vietnamese composer Nguyễn Văn Quỳ’s sonatas.

SiaM, which stands for Schubert in a Mug, is a  group of extremely talented young Vietnamese musicians. Their monthly performances sell out  quickly.  They bring the beauty of classical music to audiences in a warm and personal way combining music with  conversation and  discussion.

Check out SiaM’s FB page here

And their save the date for these concerts

Here is a  lovely teaser video made by SiaM showing the musicians practicing

The Cultural Exchange Center (Trung tâm Giao lưu văn hóa phố cổ Hà nội)
3rd floor 50 Đào Duy Từ Street, Hanoi https://goo.gl/maps/vGRfU6ogyk7ZvzUr5

Unlike other FVH events and joint projects, tickets need to be purchased in advance via SiaM.  They can also be bought on the night depending on  availability.

Priced at 300,000 VND pp person and 250,000 VND  (for students) per concert. Money goes towards venue and grand piano hire and musician fees; we hope after event  expenses are deducted some money can  go towards cancer patients and orphans – 2 causes that were close to Quỳ’s heart.

Ticket price includes a small exhibition and short 10 minute documentary film on Quỳ, concert (sonatas) with discussion, and soft drinks. And hopefully we can provide glasses of wine at a discounted price.

Please complete this google form to register for tickets, you will recieve an email with ticket instruction.   Also please email FVH at hello@fvheritage.org if you have questions.

If you want to buy tickets but cannot pay by bank transfer to SiaM you are welcome to pre-pay in cash by sending the money to Stella via the below options:

  • contact direct via 0362 979 605 to liaise where to sent payment to, or:

deliver to Stella  at one of the below FVH event venues:

Quỳ passed away in January this year. Before he died he met some of the musicians and was able to share his musical words of wisdom.  These three concerts held in his memory are a chance for us to come together to honour the work of this composer nicknamed the Beethoven of  Vietnam.   (Nguyễn Văn Quỳ  2 January 1925 to 27 January 2022)

A number of updated mailiings will be sent and info is also posted on our FVH facebook page

We are very grateful to our sponsors and a number of people who are unable to attend but who have made donations in support of these concerts. Thank you so much.


Revised evening agenda:

7:15pm-8:00pm Arrival, collect tickets and have a look at the exhbition, have a drink

7.55pm take seats

8pm-8.05pm Welcome and intro

8.05pm-8.15pm short documentary film that gives a fascinating glimpse into Quy and Hanoi over 50 years ago

8:15pm-8:45pm – part 1 sontas and Q&

8:45pm-9pm break and drinks

9pm-9.05pm  Poetry reading – in French  one of Quy;s poems read by one of Quy’s friends

9.05pm-9.45pm part 2 – 2nd round of sonatas, discussion and close




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June 10, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
June 12, 2022 @ 10:00 PM
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