Welcome to Vietnam, where the ministry sets the rates of pay – 50 cents for a rehearsal day, $1.40 for the concert.
That was 20 years ago. Today, ‘the payment has reached VND80,000 ($3.81) per rehearsal and VND700,000 ($33.40) for a group of musicians that play a major part in a show.’
There is, however, a fast-growing consumership of western classical music in Vietnam. Read more here.
Mai Quang Vinh, a cornet player from HoChiMinh City Conservatory of Music.