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Hanoi hosts Italy-ASEAN week
Nguyen Quy
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Hanoi hosts Italy-ASEAN week

Nguyen Quy

Vietnamese pianist Pham Quynh Trang will perform a classical music concert at 8 p.m. on November 23 at the Youth Theater in Hanoi - PHOTO: TL

The first-ever Italy-ASEAN week is being organized in Hanoi City from November 17 to 27, featuring a host of activities such as cultural fair, classical music concert, food tasting, exhibition and workshop.

The Embassy of Italy in Vietnam said in a statement that the cultural festival is aimed to deepen growing ties between Vietnam and Italy, bring Italian culture closer to the Vietnamese and celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2018. 

Within the framework of the event, Ly Thai To Statue Square and other places in the city center was turned into an Italy-themed cultural space on November 18-19, featuring food and wine tasting booths, exhibitions of Italian design creations, Italian Renaissance cultural shows, and street art performances.

Italian film screenings and an exhibition of paintings by Laura Federici will take place at Casa Italia at 18 Le Phung Hieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. 

The Hanoi University in conjunction with the University for Foreigners of Perugia will hold a linguistics conference on November 23 to encourage young Vietnamese students to learn the Italian language as a way to boost cultural exchange between Vietnam and Italy.

Award-winning Italian pianist Nazareno Ferruggio and Vietnamese pianist Pham Quynh Trang are expected to show up at the Youth Theater in Hanoi to stage a classical music concert at 8 p.m. on November 23 as a practical contribution to the friendship of the two nations.

Born in 1981, Nazareno Ferruggio is one of the most refined Italian pianists who has won 18 first prizes in national and international music competitions. He has been invited to perform at prestigious music festivals in many countries and currently serves as piano professor at Conservatorio Fausto Torrefranca.

On this occasion, young Italian chef Marco Gallotta from Rome will introduce his culinary art and Italian traditional recipes to food connoisseurs in Vietnam, promising to bring gourmets a fantastic experience in the combination of Vietnamese and Italian cuisine.

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