Vietnamese culture celebrated in Germany
Update: Jul 04, 2015
A gala night promoting Viet Nam’s vibrant traditional customs and culture was featured at the Palast Festungsgraben Theatre in Berlin, Germany on July 2, attracting a flock of international friends and representatives of diplomatic delegations.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Minister Counsellor to Germany Pham Viet Chien highlighted that culture served as a bridge between the two nations and promoted exchange, integration and mutual understanding between Viet Nam and Germany. 

He added that preserving national identity and embracing cultural diversity during the global integration process was a key element of the bilateral cultural exchange.

The programme kicked off with a performance by young pianist Ngoc Vu, a German-Vietnamese artist who has won a number of awards in Germany and other European countries for his performance of Schumann and Chopin words.

Meanwhile, designer Lan Huong’s collection, showcasing Vietnamese brocade fabrics, turned heads at the Ao Dai fashion show. Designer Diego Cortizas, founder of Chula fashion, also presented his pieces to the guests.

The highlight of the programme was the performance of the string quartet BESA (Berlin-Saigon), who played “a little night music” by Mozart and Vietnamese folk song “Beo dat may troi”. 

Trio Lao Xao, who were awarded the Creole Mitteldeutschland international prize, captivated the audience with the Bac Ninh love duet “Cuon theo lan gio” and a monochord performance.

The art performances contributed to popularising Vietnamese culture around the world and made the event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Viet Nam-Germany diplomatic ties all the more memorable.