Veteran artist Tran Tuyet Minh devotes whole life for piano

Artist of Merit Tran Tuyet Minh held her solo piano performance in Hanoi on October 18 as one of the activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hanoi Conservatory of Music.

Tran Tuyet Minh was o­ne of the 200 students of fourth intake. The then classrooms were just thatch-roofed lit with kerosene lamp in garden of Lang pagoda. Student Tuyet Minh started her first lessons in such condition with teachers Thai Thi Lien and Vu Thi Hien. After having graduated in 1963, she worked for the conservatory as a lecturer. With other piano experienced lecturers, Tuyet Minh was o­ne of the young lecturers who have contributed to training students, and fostering talents for the country who later won international prize such as Dang Thai Son and Ton Nu Nguyet Minh. After the country’s reunification, she was sent to Moscow for further study.

Even though she retired seven years ago, in October 18’s performance Tuyet Minh still played the piano very skillfully in front of a numerous colleagues and students. She started with melodies of romantic genius such as F.Schubert and F.Liszt. She was impressed the most when playing the Nocturne written for Russian left-handed A. Scriabine as Tuyet Minh and Scriabine were both lecturers of conservatories of music.

At the end of her performance, Tuyet Minh was surrounded with flowers of her colleagues and students. That was a simple happiness of an artist like her who has devoted haft of the century for the piano./.

Lao Dong