Le Thi Kim 150821

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Faculty of Arts
23 August 2015
Le Thi Kim
Dear Kim,
I take this opportunity to write to you following the performance by leading traditional Vietnamese
musicians in the Religious Centre at Monash University last Tuesday, 18 August. The Sir Zelman
Cowen School of Music has a long tradition of research into Vietnamese music going back more than
twenty years. You are yourself part of that tradition, and so it was particularly a treat to welcome you
back to Monash after just over twenty years.
The performance was very beautiful. The artistry was exquisite, and the large number of talented
performers from all over the world contributed to a very moving experience. I noted that some many
Vietnamese people in the audience were notably moved by the beauty of the performance.
We were so pleased that you were able to bring a larger ensemble than initially we thought. I would
like you to convey our sincere thanks to Professor Hoang Co Thuy, Nguyen Xuan Yen, Tran Bo,
Phuong Oanh, Phuong Ca Dan ca Quoc Nhac Paris, Tre Viet ensemble from Canada, Huong Viet
performing arts group from Seattle- USA, Phuong ca Oslo, Lac Viet band from Utah- USA, Dang Thao
from Adelaide and the Golden Bamboo group from Sydney.
We especially wish to thank you for the gift of the Dan tranh that we will add to the instrument
collection of the Music Archive of Monash University. This was such a special thing for us to receive.
Yours sincerely,
Professor John Griffiths
Oficial de la Orden de Isabel la Católica FAHA BA (hons) PhD DMus
Head of School
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Monash University, Vic, 3800, Australia
55 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton
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Email [email protected] www.arts.monash.edu.au/music
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