My Family History

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                                                Lê  Dung    June 5, 1951 -  January 30, 2001

Lê Dung was born on June 5, 1951 in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province, North Vietnam. She passed away, suddenly, on January 30, 2001 of a brain hemorrhage, at the age of 49, a few days after returning from a three-week tour of the Czech Republic and Poland. She had been born into a poor family, living in a small house in the bridge area of Ha Long City. 


A friend of Lê Dung's recalled: "Back then, we were singing very hard. Le Dung and I were poor, and poor children who lack adequate food and clothing. But we love singing very much." She performed everywhere, sang on school sports, in the mines, singing for soldiers to fight and defend the northern sky.

During her career, she became one of Vietnam's foremost Sopranos, equally at home singing either Opera and Chamber music, or a lighter more popular style. She started her career at the age of 17, joining the Cultural Corps of the Left Bank Army. In 1976, she returned to the Dance Group of the General Department of Politics and studied vocals at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music from 1977. In 1982, she graduated first class and gradually she became well known. In 1984, Le Dung was named the Excellent Artist. After that, in 1986 Le Dung attended graduate school at Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Soviet Union.

In 1990 she returned to the country to become a soloist of the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra. She is also a visiting teacher of the master's degree in music at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music, Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music and the School of Military Arts. In 1991, Le Dung was awarded the title of People's Artist (NSND) In 1992 Le Dung was the first Vietnamese singer to organize a solo night at Hanoi Opera House. A pioneer of Vietnamese classical music both in performance and in teaching and training singers. She toured and performed widely in Eastern Europe and gave her whole life to Music.

                                   A beautiful garden for Lê  Dung  from chiron, firefly, and hoa tim luc binh.