Vietnamese cello sound in Romania
For three years, cellist Dinh Hoai Xuan returned to his homeland to hold an international concert. Despite many difficulties, the female doctoral student at Bucharest National University of Music is still engrossed in her dream of bringing the cello sound closer to the Vietnamese music-loving public.
Dinh Hoai Xuan was the valedictorian of cello at Hue Academy of Music in 2005 and graduated with a master's degree in cello performance from the Vietnam Academy of Music in 2012. The female artist is known for releasing the CD-DVD Khuc phieu du mot doi includes 8 songs by musician Trinh Cong Son and especially the musical film Huong ve Ha Noi (Hoang Duong) on the occasion of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi, which resonated greatly...
11 hours a day
Becoming a famous young musician is not easy, but becoming a famous classical artist is many times more difficult. Determining that, Dinh Hoai Xuan told herself that there was only one way to learn and expand new knowledge to help her realize her own ambition.
She overcame three very strong foreign applicants to get a full scholarship to perform a Ph.D. in Romania. To meet the requirements of the course, she had to work 6-11 hours a day not only because she was passionate about the cello but also wanted to affirm the beautiful image of Vietnamese international students.
Dinh Hoai Xuan said, for the past three years, she has lived in Romania, but almost only knows three ways: one is the way to the Embassy to receive a monthly scholarship, the other is the way to school and the third is the road Go to the supermarket to buy food. As for practicing the piano, it takes at least 4 hours a day, and preparing for a performance takes 8 hours and sometimes she even scratches her fingers. However, the female artist did not feel tired. On the contrary, she feels happy to live what she dreams of and accepts the opportunity to perform in the US, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece...
The content of her upcoming graduation thesis is "Performing and popularizing the cello in Vietnam". Teachers at the National University of Music Bucharest were very supportive and helped her when doing this project. For her, the most difficult thing is that the thesis must be in English while studying at school is in Romanian. Therefore, she not only learns the local language well but also has to improve her English, self-study, and translate documents for herself.
Talking about Dinh Hoai Xuan, Professor Razvan Suma at Bucharest National University of Music (Romania) – who has returned to Vietnam twice to perform with her always gives her Vietnamese students good feelings and impressions. . Dinh Hoai Xuan also shared that her strengths are emotions and music. Therefore, besides professionalism, the female artist's most important is whether her sound makes listeners feel or not.
Work hard for love
Founded in 2016, the Cello Fundamento symphony concert is Dinh Hoai Xuan's passion and love for the zither and classical music. Through Cello Fundamento, she wants to bring to the audience not only a top-notch concert program but also a new perspective on classical music enjoyment culture in Vietnam.
Every year when returning to her hometown to hold a concert, the female artist has a headache with the problem of funding. However, when talking about this difficulty, she still smiled innocently: "Debt will be paid off gradually, but this debt is also worth it because the love that I worked so hard on will one day be compensated".
|In Vietnam, everyone thinks that symphonic music is difficult to approach, but I think it's going to end soon to help motivate myself. I hope, in 5-10 years, there will be more cello talents. And one day not far, Vietnam will have an international cello tournament...|
Last year, Dinh Hoai Xuan invited 4 Romanian artists to tour at three Vietnamese music academies. This year, her concert program has the participation of 8 international artists from Romania, Switzerland, Lithuania, China, Germany... Especially, at these concerts, she always has the best selected some typical Vietnamese music works for international artists to discover and perform together.
“Vietnamese people still know little about the cello, while in the world this instrument is more popular than other musical instruments because of its special bass timbre. In Vietnam, everyone thinks that symphonic music is difficult to approach, but I think it's going to end soon to help motivate myself. I hope, in 5-10 years, there will be more cello talents. And one day not far away, Vietnam will have an international cello tournament ... ", she shared.
After graduating with a doctorate in performance, Dinh Hoai Xuan said that she will continue her artistic activities both at home and abroad and will have more projects at hospitals, schools, and communities to spread cello more. She is determined to devote her life to cello and considers Cello Fundamento as the brainchild, so she is determined to organize an annual program with better quality.
The female cellist wants her ambition to receive the support and resonance of those around her. And in that journey, she has contributed to being a bridge connecting international artists with Vietnam, as well as bringing Vietnamese music to the world.