The festival brings together well-known music troupes and artists from Vietnam and abroad, including Song Hong Ensemble, Schubert in a Mug, and pianists Nguyen Duc Anh, Liao Hsin-Chiao (from China’s Taiwan), and Tim Allhoff (from Germany).

Kicking off the festival, a live concert by musicians from the Hanoi and Da Lat brass communities attracted a large number of festival-goers.

On the same day, an exhibition of original paintings featuring the 12 zodiac signs by the late artist Nguyen Tu Nghiem, one of the most influential painters in 20th-century Vietnam, was held at Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa. Additionally, an opera concert named “Pho ben doi” (hillside street) is scheduled at the Lam Dong Youth Centre.

Other captivating performances during the festival include a concert by the Song Hong Trio in the Flower Town, a sunset concert, and Beethoven’s A Portrait piano solo.

Da Lat was designated as a UNESCO Creative Music City in October of last year. The classical music festival aims to showcase the city’s efforts in preserving and cultivating various music genres.

Hanoi was the first city in Vietnam to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2019.

UNESCO established the Creative Cities Network in 2004 to foster collaboration among cities that recognize creativity as a key driver of their development. The network acknowledges seven creative fields, including craft and folk arts, media, film, design, gastronomy, literature, and music.