Outstanding pianists from Vietnam, the USA, the Republic of Korea and Singapore are attending the 2011 International Piano Festival in Ho Chi Minh City from October 18-23. This is one of the activities to mark the 55 th anniversary of the HCM City Conservatoire. The artists, who have won many prestigious international prizes, will perform a variety of famous piano pieces from Russia, the US, France and Europe. The festival also presents a good opportunity for the artists to promote exchanges and share experiences in their profession. During the event, a seminar on the history of the piano will be held along with exchanges with famous pianists.