|Musician Quang Thanh Giang (Photo: Le Hoa/ VOV)
Quang Thanh Giang was born in 1977 into a poor family in Ca Mau province, but showed an aptitude and a great passion for music from a young age. Giang and his sister began studying music at an Art College in Can Tho city. Despite financial hardship, the two worked hard to continue their studies at Ho Chi Minh City’s Conservatory of Music.
Giang began writing songs about love and the homeland. His song “The Mekong River delta in the rising sun” won second prize in a national music writing contest.
“I wrote the song 'The Mekong River delta in the rising sun' last year. It’s about Can Tho and the Mekong River Delta where I was born and raised. I have travelled to many places. When I returned, I noticed some big changes in my homeland and described this observation in my song”, said Mr Giang.
Quang Thanh Giang is now deputy head of the Vietnam Musicians’ Association in Can Tho City. He has produced music for a lot of local art programs and TV music shows. Le Nghiep has worked with Giang on many of these shows. Nghiep said “Quang Thanh Giang has an aptitude for music. He is at the peak of his music writing career”.
Do Hong Quan, Chairman of the Vietnam Musicians’ Association, says the Mekong River Delta has a number of rising musicians and songwriters doing impressive work, but Quang Thanh Giang is a music phenomenon: “Quang Thanh Giang is a new member of the Vietnam Musicians’ Association. His song “The Mekong River Delta in the rising sun” is excellent. He is phenomenal”.