Toyota Classics

Overview

Toyota Classics was first held in the 1990’s by Toyota Motor Japan featuring classical orchestras from countries around the Pacific Rim where Toyota had established its businesses. This annual program not only helped introduce world’s classical masterpieces to the audience but also reinforced musical and cultural interactions among countries. Furthermore, it also helped promote classical music to Asian music lovers through which demonstrated its desire to contribute to the societies through local charitable activities. 

 

In Vietnam, since 1997, TMV in collaboration with the Vietnamese Performing Arts Center (Department of Performing Arts - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) has made Toyota Classics one of the most anticipated and appreciated cultural events to many Vietnamese music lovers. The concert not only demonstrated the endless efforts of TMV in positively contributing to the Vietnamese cultural development but also giving countless valuable opportunities to Vietnamese music instructors and students to learn from the performances of world famous musicians and orchestras.

With the principle of harmoniously developing with Vietnam and her people, TMV regards this program an opportunity to contribute more to the society. Thus, TMV donated the total amount of 1.8 billion VND, the tickets proceeds from the twelve concert nights, to fund many cultural and charitable activities in Vietnam. Especially since 2009, all proceeds from the Trans-Vietnam Toyota Concert Tour’s (along with Toyota Classics) have been donated to the “Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents”. Hundreds of scholarships (3 million VND each) have been granted for talented and outstanding music students of the five biggest music and performing arts academies in Vietnam in order to encourage and reinforce their efforts to study and practice to become professional performers in the future.

As the result, TMV was honored with the Recognition of Contributions by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism for its invaluable efforts in conserving and developing classical music in Vietnam.

History of Toyota Classics in Vietnam

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  • Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Flutist Anna Norberg.
  • Local artist: Pianist Dang Thai Son. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 21 Nov 1997.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 140 million was used for donation to Tay Bac Culture and Arts School and the victims of Lynda Typhoon.
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (New York, USA).
  • Two concerts at Hanoi Opera House on 14 & 15 Nov 1998.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 260 million was used for donation to Tay Bac Culture and Arts School, the victims of natural disasters in the Central provinces, and Traffic Safety Education Program.
  • Vienna Volksoper Symphony Orchestra.
  • Local artist: Cellist Ngo Hoang Quan. 
  • One concert night at Hochiminh City Theatre on 4 Nov 1999.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 140 million was used for donation to sanatorium for old artists in HCMC and the program of establishing cultural villages in HCMC.
  • Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Local artist: Cellist Ngo Hoang Quan. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 26 Oct 2000.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 155 million was used for donation to music classes for blind children of Hanoi Conservatory and Viet Bac Arts and Culture School.
  • London Festival Orchestra.
  • Local artist: Violinist Bui Cong Duy. 
  • One concert night at Hochiminh City Theatre on 28 Nov 2001.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 144 million was used for donation to HCM Cultural Supporting Fund and Women Writers Committee of Vietnamese Writers Association.
  • Cadaques Orchestra (Spain).
  • Local artist: Violinist Nguyen Huu Nguyen. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 27 Oct 2002.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 140 million was used for donation to Viet Bac Culture and Arts School and Women Writers Committee of Vietnamese Writers Association.
  • Northern German Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Local artist: People’s Artist Pianist Dang Thai Son. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 12 Oct 2003.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 110 million was used for donation to Music Institute (for preservation of traditional music of Tay Nguyen Ethnic minorities) and HCMC Supporting Cultural Fund.
  • The Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Local artist: Violinist Bui Cong Duy. 
  • One concert night at Hochiminh City Theatre on 4 Nov 2004.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 118.5 million was used for donation to Hanoi Conservatory and HCMC Conservatory.
  • Budapest Operetta Theatre Orchestra.
  • Local artist: People’s Artist Pianist Dang Thai Son. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 23 Nov 2005.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 115 million was used for donation to the victims of heavily flash flood in Yen Bai and Phu Tho provinces.
  • Cadaqués Orchestra (Spain).
  • Local artist: Violinist Bui Cong Duy. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 16 Nov 2007.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 126 million was  used for donation to the flood victims of Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh Provinces (120 million VND) and the concert night of Hope Orchestra (6 million VND).
  • Vienna Operetta (Austria).
  • Local artist: Soprano Nguyen Bich Thuy. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 12 Nov 2008.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 153.4 million was used for donation to Dong Phong Leper’s Hospitals in Tuyen Quang province and Nam Din K10 Leper Hospital in Dien Bien province.
  • Prague Chambers Orchestra (Czech Republic).
  • Local artist: Soprano Nguyen Bich Thuy. 
  • One concert night at Hochiminh City Theatre on 7 Nov 2009.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 174 million was used for Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents.
  • Città di Firenze Orchestra (Italia).
  • Local artist: Pianist Luu Hong Quang. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 26 Oct 2010.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 186.4 million was used for Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents.
  • Northeast German Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Local artist: Soprano Pham Thi Duyen Huyen. 
  • One concert night at Hochiminh City Theatre on 3 Nov 2011.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 178.3 million was used for Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents.
  • Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
  • Local artist: Violinist Le Hoai Nam. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 4 Nov 2012.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 160 million was used for Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents.
  • North Czech Teplice Orchestra.
  • Local artist: Violinist Nguyen Huu Nguyen. 
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 5 Nov 2013.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 164 million was used for Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents.
  • Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra - Royal Opera House (United Kingdom).
  • Local artist: Flute soloist Nguyen Ly Huong. 
  • One concert night at Hochiminh City Theatre on 18 Nov 2014 to mark the 25th anniversary “Music that moves lives” of Toyota Classics in the Asia Pacific region.
  • All ticket proceeds of VND 190 million was used for Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents.
  • Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre (Hungary)
  • Artist: Violinist Hoang Tuan Cuong
  • One concert night at Hanoi Opera House on 22 Oct 2015
  • All ticket proceeds will be used for Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents.
  • Baltic Neopolis Orchestra
  • Artist: Singer Tung Duong
  • One concert night at Hochiminh Opera House on 11th November 2016
  • All ticket proceeds will be used for Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents

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