Composer Nguyen Van Quy music night in Switzerland

A music performance celebrating 10 years since Vietnamese composer Nguyen Van Quy, 94, was awarded the cultural heritage award Patrimoenia took place in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday.

Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam's permanent mission in Geneva, and Vietnamese Ambassador to Switzerland Le Linh Lan attended the event. In 2009, Quy received the award from Switzerland-based Patrimoine and Gestion SA fund. He has been known for having written nine sonatas for violin and piano and was referred to as Vietnamese Beethoven.

His Sonata No.5 and No.8 was performed by pianist Marie-Anouch Sarkissain and violist Ken Lila Ashanti.

Source: VOV5