Tuan’s concert named Chan Troi Ruc Ro (The Gorious Horizon) will take place in the northern province of Ninh Binh on February 24 – 25.

Masanori Takahashi, better known under the pseudonym Kitaro, was born on February 4, 1953, in Toyohashi, Japan. His nickname comes from the famous horror manga produced by Shigeru Mizuki, Gegege no Kitaro (1959), due to the fact that his hair has similarities with that of the main character.

He managed to achieved international acclaim with Silk Road, the original soundtrack to a documentary on NHK, in which he enhanced the landscapes of the Silk Road with captivating, contemplative compositions. Following this, several follow-ups to the album were released which allowed Kitaro to enjoy a hugely successful career.

With a record 16 nominations for the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album, he won with Thinking of You in 1999 and went on to receive a Golden Globe for best original score for his work on Heaven and Earth in 1993 which was directed by Oliver Stone.

As a prolific artist, Kitaro has recorded dozens of albums with millions of copies sold worldwide, such as Silver Cloud in 1986, The Light of the Spirit in 1987, and Dream in 1992 with Jon Anderson. The Japanese musician pursues the idea of uniting popular, traditional, and classical music, whilst also seeking to spread a message of peace and universality through compositions that serve to relax the mind.