The Vietnam Musicians’ Association announced the 2016 Music Awards in Hanoi on January 5.
Thirty-three songs won the awards with Prize A belonging to “Cuop vo mua yeu” (Vying for wife in wedding season) by musician Manh Cuong from the northwestern province of Dien Bien and “Mien Tay ngay nang len” (Southwestern region on sunny day) by Quang Thanh Giang from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
In the category of musical instruments, there was no Prize A. Prize B was presented to Symphony No.3 by Tran Manh Hung from Ho Chi Minh City.
In the opera and chorus category, the work “La do” (Red leaves) by Do Hong Quan from Hanoi bagged Prize A.
In the chamber music category, Prize B was granted to the solo monochord performance with national orchestra “Bien que huong” (the country’s seas) of Nguyen Thuy My from Hanoi and a bamboo instrument performance of Doan Tien also from the capital city.
Prize A of the art song field went to “Mat nho” (Eyes with memories) of Nguyen Tien Manh (Hanoi) and “Thom con mua thang ba” (The fragrant March rain) of Tran Minh Duc (Hanoi).
The association also presented awards to CD “Cong nong binh” (Workers and Peasants) of Tran Hong Nhung (Hanoi), and CD “Raff” of Nguyen Bich Tra from England.