Toyota Concert 2017 returns to main cities

>> Vietnam’s Symphony Orchestra to perform in New York The concerts will feature music from all-time greats such as Georges Bizet, Johann Strauss and Leroy Anderson and will see the debut of Do Phuong Nhi, a prodigal 13-year-old Vietnamese violinist, who will play a piece written by French composer Saint Saens. “Toyota Concert Tour Vietnam 2011 aims to encourage young musicians to improve their skills and study hard to become real artists of the future, helping enrich the spirit and culture of Vietnam,” said Dang Phan Thu Huong, vice chairwoman of the Toyota Vietnam Foundation. The concerts will take place at 8pm in Hanoi on July 7-8, Hai Phong on July 10, Hue on July 13 and HCM City on July 16. Tickets will be issued with the lowest price fixed at VND50,000 in Hanoi and HCM City and VND30,000 in Hue and Hai Phong, all sale proceeds will go to talented music students in Vietnam.... [read more]

The event, co-organized by the Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO), is part of activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year and the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations. During the concert, local music-lovers will have the chance to enjoy beautiful melodies performed by VNSO artists under the baton of Japanese maestro Honna Tetsuji, including two works of Russian romanticism composer Tchaikovsky, the joyful Music for Symphony Orchestra of Japanese conductor-composer Yasushi Akutagawa, and the arrangement for symphony orchestra of the folk song “Xe chi luon kim” (Love duets of Bac Ninh) of the composer Tran Manh Hung. This year’s concert will see the participation of Do Phuong Nhi, a 15-year-old talented violinist, with challenging Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 of Tchaikovsky. Tickets are available as of July 17 at Hanoi Opera House – No.1 Trang Tien Str., Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre – No.7 Lam Son Square, District 1, and HCM City. They cost somewhere between VND100, 000 and VND350, 000 each, and all proceeds will be used to find Toyota Scholarships for young Vietnamese talent.... [read more]

Toyota cares for traffic safety in northern provinces Hung Le Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) late last week held a ceremony to donate three Toyota Hilux pickups for three northern mountainous provinces of Hoa Binh, Yen Bai and Phu Tho. The program took place at Hung Temple, Hy Cuong Town, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province. The activity - “Toyota Hilux donation” - is aimed to support traffic safety patrolling and checking on important highways and routes. Upon the recommendation of NTSC, Phu Tho, Hoa Binh and Yen Bai were chosen as the first to get the donations, as the three provinces have the highest traffic accident rates in the northern mountains region. Phu Tho, a northern mountainous midland province, is seen as a traffic connection point linking the northern provinces with Hanoi, Haiphong and other places, and is a bridge for economic - cultural - scientific and technical exchange between the provinces of northern delta with the northwest mountainous provinces. Phu Tho is bounded by two mountainous provinces of Hoa Binh and Yen Bai where transport situation is quite diverse and complex, potentially causing traffic woes for people and vehicles there.... [read more]

Toyota awards music scholarships By Quoc Hung in HCMC Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) on Monday awarded scholarships to 23 students at HCMC Musical College. At a previous awards ceremony for northern institutions at National Institute of Vietnam on September 20, 59 scholarships were granted, and 18 scholarships were awarded at Hue Musical College on September 27. This year TVF in collaboration with Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV), Ministry of Education and Training, and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has awarded 100 Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents at five music conservatoriums, which operate directly under Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. The musical schools that are part of the VND300 million TVF scholarship program that is in its second year are National Music Institute of Vietnam, Tay Bac Musical Colleague, Viet Bac Musical Colleague, HCM Musical Colleague and Hue Musical Colleague. The scholarships are awarded in recognition of students’ musical achievements including prizes, good students experiencing financial difficulties, ethnic students and talented players of traditional music. Dang Phan Thu Huong, vice president of TMV said, “We hope the scholarships will encourage students, especially disadvantaged ones, helping them excel and become music talents in the future.” Huong said TMV hoped to contribute to Vietnamese culture in the long term through the program. TMV has contributed over US$13.6 million to social and cultural activities in the last 14 years. US$5.7 million of that was for education.... [read more]

All pupils are winners in traffic safety contest By Le Hoang in HCMC Teams from HCMC and Bac Giang, Ninh Binh and Binh Duong provinces excelled at the “National Traffic Safety Contest for primary pupils in the school year 2010-2011” atMilitary Zone 7 Stadium in HCMC’s Phu Nhuan District. Over 4,000 participants nationwide were whittled down to 250 pupils and teachers of the 15 top teams from 15 provinces and cities nationwide for the finals last weekend. The program consisted of four parts including traffic safety knowledge, drawings, role play, composing poems and performing new folk songs. Pupils also had the chance to take part in the “Trans-Viet journey”, which took the children through famous places in Vietnam with the emphasis on winning gifts and having fun. In each place they visited, there was a game specifically designed to suit local traffic conditions including Traffic in the city, Traffic in the Mountainous area and Water way traffic. The program was held by Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Training and National Traffic Safety Committee. This was one of the activities within the framework of Toyota traffic safety education program (TSEP) which has been implemented since the school year 2005-2006.... [read more]

By Quoc Hung in HCMC Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) on Wednesday granted 37 Toyota Scholarships 2011 for excellent students specializing in mechanical, engineering and environment disciplines and scientific study groups of 3 universities in southern Vietnam including HCMC University of Technology, HCMC University of Natural Sciences, HCMC University of Technical Education and Tay Nguyen University. These scholarships are parts of 146 scholarships with the total value of VND543 million to 131 excellent students (VND3 million/scholarship) and 15 student groups of science study (VND10 million/scholarship) in total 16 universities in the country that TVF will award until 19 December this year. In the framework of Toyota Scholarship 2011, besides financial aid, the Toyota Scholarship provides the student groups in Hanoi the opportunity for an internship at TMV’s plant or attending the Monozukuri course organized for businessmen and engineering students to bring them knowledge and share know-how of the success on the manufacturing and business of Toyota.... [read more]

TVF traffic safety contest for primary pupils Quoc Hung By Quoc Hung in HCMC Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) and Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV), in cooperation with the Department of Primary Education at the Ministry of Education and Training, have organized the second Toyota Traffic Safety Drawing contest themed ‘Dream Car of the future…Let your imagination ride far.’ This year, the contest includes primary pupils from grade 1-5 and secondary pupils from grade 6-8 nationwide. The contest is divided into two rounds with the first a national contest where each pupil or group of pupils can submit a maximum of three pictures. Deadline for entry is 15th January. Results will be announced in March 2013. The second round is international contest Toyota Dream Car Art Contest held in Japan with the top nine pictures of the national contest submitted. The winner of this and a guardian will be invited to attend the award ceremony and Japanese tour in August. In Vietnam, the first Toyota Traffic Safety Drawing contest saw 327,000 pictures from all over the country.... [read more]

Toyota dishes out scholarships for talented students Quoc Hung By Hung Le in HCMC Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) on Wednesday awarded scholarships to 15 students in Hue City’s Hue Musical Institute. The award is part of the Vietnamese Young Music Talents 2013 program that TVF, Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism implement. This year, 85 scholarships worth VND340 million have been awarded to outstanding students of five musical universities/colleges under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism nationwide, namely Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hue Musical Institute, HCMC Conservatory of Music, Tay Bac Musical College and Viet Bac Musical College. This year, to encourage young talents, TVF has increased the scholarship value from VND3 million to VND4 million. Earlier this month, 50 scholarships were granted to students in Hanoi and 20 scholarships went to HCMC’s most talented students. Since 2009, TVF has implemented the Toyota Scholarship for Young Vietnamese Music Talents. The program aims at encouraging the most talented students to study hard and improve their skills to become stars of the future, as well as contributing to the education and human resources development of Vietnamese music. A total of 390 scholarships have been awarded. Proceeds from Toyota Classics and Toyota Concert Tour organized by TMV Vietnamese music events are used to finance the scholarships.... [read more]

Toyota Vietnam grants 115 scholarships to city students Le Hoang By Le Hoang in HCMC Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) last week donated 27 scholarships to outstanding students of HCMC University of Technology, University of Industry HCMC and University of Technical Education HCMC. The donation was part of a scholarship program worth VND460 million for 115 scholarships in total. Each scholarship worth VND4 million will be granted to technology and environmental students at 16 universities nationwide. Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) also facilitated equipment for seven universities to improve teaching and learning quality. Previously, a scholarship award ceremony for the best students majoring in engineering, technology and environmental studies was held at TMV’s headquarters in Phuc Thang Ward, Phuc Yen Town in the northern province of Vinh Phuc. Similar events will take place in Nghe An, Danang and Can Tho next month.... [read more]

Toyota awards scholarships to young music talents Hung Le By Hung Le - The Saigon Times Daily Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF), Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV), in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, on December 16 awarded 16 scholarships to students in HCMC, among 85 scholarships for Vietnamese students of five music universities and colleges this year. Besides HCMC Conservatory of Music, the “Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents 2015” will benefit students at Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hue Music Institute, Tay Bac Music College and Viet Bac Music College. Each scholarship is worth VND6 million, and the total value of the program this year reaches VND510 million. In addition, in order to support young music talents to practice more, this year scholarships also create a chance for excellent students to practice and perform with professional orchestras. The ceremony will be held in the northern, central and southern regions. The scholarship award ceremony for 15 students from the central region will be held at Hue Music Institute on December 18, 2015. And finally, for the students from the north, the award ceremony for 54 students from Vietnam National Academy of Music, Tay Bac Music College and Viet Bac Music College will be organized at Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi on December 29. Since 2009, TVF has been implementing the Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents program to encourage young music talents to make more effort in study and improve their skills to become…... [read more]