The initiative is based primarily on the European classical music tradition, and aims to support the standards and professionalism of Vietnamese music institutions through long-term exchange of expertise between institutions in the two countries. The project started in 2007 and will continue for another three year period starting from 2010. The focus will be on supporting expertise and resources already available, exchange of training opportunities, and technical support to relevant musical institutions in Vietnam.
The project includes the following institutions in Vietnam:
Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hanoi - www.nhacvienhanoi.org.vn
Vietnam Institute for Musicology, Hanoi - www.vnmusicology-inst.vnn.vn
Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi - www.vnso.org.vn
Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music – www.hocm.edu.vn
Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera - www.hbso.org.vn
And the following Norwegian partner insitutions:
MIC - Music Information Centre Norway - www.mic.no
BIT20 Ensemble - www.bit20ensemble.no
Norwegian Society of Composers - www.komponist.no
Barratt Due Institute of Music - www.barrattdue.no
The Norwegian Military Bands - www.forsvaretsmusikk.no
The Trondheim Soloists – www.trondheimsolistene.no
The Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra – www.noso.no
Project Co-ordinator Mari Flaatten Iversen or Project Manager Geir Johnson for additional information.
This site is currently under extensive development.