HN & HCMC – Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2017

HN & HCMC – Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2017

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Hanoi: Tue 18 Jul 2017, 8 pm
Youth Theatre of Vietnam
11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh: Wed 19 Jul 2017, 8 pm
HCMC Conservatory of Music
112 Nguyen Du Str, Dist 1, HCMC

From the organizer:

Fingerstyle: A new genre of solo guitar music in Vietnam, has been thriving in recent years. One simple way of describing this genre is that with only a single guitar a performer can play as if he is an entire band. Fingerstyle brings about a whole new perspective for the acoustic guitar and is currently drawing attention for the guitar-music genre from our community.

IFSGF (Internatinal Finger-Style Guitar Festival): Series of international fingerstyle guitar concerts, an annual Asia event since 2010, with participation of famous fingerstyle guitarists from many different countries.

The artists who will perform at Vietnam IFSGF 2017:

Justin King (USA)

Recognized as a pioneering guitarist for his percussive “tapping” playing style which consists of a variety of influences ranging from Flamenco to Celtic music, Justin King is believed to bring the satisfaction to audience through his skillful performance. Watch his incredible slapping/tapping/popping techniques in this performance of his original “Phunkdified”:

Jacques Stotzem (Belgium)

In the acoustic guitar world today, Jacques Stotzem is one of the “fingerstyle” guitarists with the most diversified style. His unique and highly refined playing style combines a well-developed melodic sense with a rare dynamic approach to the instrument that speaks directly to the listener. Jacques, unlike many guitar players today, possesses an in-depth sense of harmonic knowledge, which is evident throughout his compositions. Listen to his tribute to Tunisian-born Jewish French guitarist Marcel Dadi – “Picking in Paris:”

Agustin Amigo (Germany)

“Soulful performance, touching and beautiful” (SMU Broadcast & Entertainment Singapore) is exactly what Agustin’s performance is about. More than that, “Amigo has a great clarity in the voicing of his music. He has his own distinct style that makes it enjoyable to listen to but also a tremendous quality of sound coming through his guitar and setup, as notes blend into certain notes and others fade creating a great flow and feel” (Amazon). Listen to his cover of the Vietnamese song “Behind that girl” (Phia sau mot co gai) by Soobin Hoang Son:

Akihiro Tanaka (Japan)

Being Yamaha Music’s Demo Artist, Akihiro Tanaka has been recognized through his hits “Silver Wings”, “Etude of the sun” and some other wonderful covers. His guitar arrangements are a combination of smooth chord changes, catchy grooves and prominent bass lines.

Akihiro Tanaka playing “Etude of the sun” during the Malaysia International Guitar Festival 2013:

Duy Phong (Vietnam)

A young and talented Vietnamese guitarist who shared the same stage with guitar sensation Sungha Jung at his concert in Vietnam 2014. Duy Phong has a calm and soulful playing style with creative arrangements, he is a potential factor for Vietnam fingerstyle guitar in future. Listen to Duy Phong’s cover of “Hello” (Adele):


30%: 5 – 18/6
20%: 19/6 – 2/7
10%: 3 – 9/7

VIP: 1,200,000 VND (*)
Gold: 900,000 VND
Silver: 700,000 VND
Bronze: 500,000 VND
Seat map
* VIP ticket includes Photo Session (one by one) with the artists at 18:30 in the concert date
* Audience who want to join the Signing Session after the concert can do so by buying artists’s CD at the concert (signature is only for this CD or your guitar, ukelele)
*** Children under age 6 are not allowed in the concert

ticketbox: Hanoi HCMC
– Sol G | 337 Nguyen Khang str.
8h30 – 18h (all days) – 024 2216 1102
– Guitar Plus | 14B Hao Nam str.
9h – 21h (all days) – 096 784 8867
– Viet Thuong Music Hanoi | 15-18, 4 floor, Vincom shopping centre – 54A Nguyen Chi Thanh str.
– Ayers & DP | 11 Hao Nam str.
8h – 21h (all days) – morning 0122 264 5883 | afternoon 086 904 6493 | evening 091 442 5462
10h – 22h (all days) – 094 685 5726
– Youth Theatre of Vietnam – 11 Ngo Thi Nham str.
8h30 – 19h (Mon – Sat) – 024 2240 9025 / 091 261 1766
– Doremi shop | 6F Ngo Thoi Nhiem str., Ward 7, Dist.3
10h – 19h (Mon – Sat) | 10h – 18h (Sun) – 028 3925 2104

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