Nocturne – An evening of Classical music and Contemporary Art

October 12, 2017

7:30 am

Lythi and Salon Saigon are pleased to present Nocturne, a rare and intimate experience that encompasses classical music, visual arts and fine dining in an inspiring artistic and historic venue in the heart of Saigon.

Limited to 20 participants only, the evening will start with a 45mn piano recital by Jinwoo Kim, exclusively focusing on Chopin’s repertoire.

Jinwoo Kim is a Korean pianist educated in Poland, graduated from Fryderyk Chopin National Music university. He has made various performances in distinguished concert hall such as National Museum of Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw and Opera House in Warsaw. He obtained a PHD in Music education in national university of Education in Warsaw and worked as associated professor at the Fryderyk Chopin National Music university and music universities in Korea.

The participants will then meet Sandrine Llouquet, artist and director of the venue, for a tour of the gallery space and his guest Florian Nguyen who will present some of his recent artworks.

Florian Nguyen is a French-Vietnamese artist who moved to Ho Chi Minh city in 2016 to develop a visual art project consisting mainly of works drawn in black and white and installations. His drawing is characterized by a great precision of the line, from the drawing on paper to the monumental fresco. He is currently working around the memory and processes of restoring memories.

The participants will have the opportunity to talk with their hosts about The Vietnamese Contemporary Art Scene before continuing with a dinner accompanied by a silent art auction.


Friday, October 13, 2017 from 6.30pm


Salon Saigon – Heritage and Contemporary Art

6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3, HCMC


6:30 Doors open and welcome drink

7:00 Bắt đầu chơi nhạc / Concert starting

  1. Frédéric Chopin:  Waltz Op.64 nr 2
  2. Frédéric Chopin:  Nocturne C sharp minor
  3. Frédéric Chopin:  Waltz Op.64 nr 1
  4. Frédéric Chopin:  Ballade As-dur Op.47

8:00 Gallery tour and meeting with artist Florian Nguyen

8:20 Dinner and auction  (Vietnamese 5 course dinner including Macallan or Chivas 28 Whiskey, mineral and sparkling water, tea and coffee)



Reservation (before October 11): or 090 928 76 03 (Ms Tu)



Lithy Auction is Vietnam’s first commercial fine art auction house, offer high quality art with an international service to the Vietnamese market. Art is seen around the world as an alternative investment, our aim is to enable our clients, both sellers and buyers, to achieve the best possible result for their art.

It is part of our mission to work together with high end galleries, dealers and art collectors, we enhance the quality of communication in our arts community by creating opportunities to develop meaningful relationship, provide stimulating art network events and promote contemporary art trends and theories.

Joining the collaboration with Saigon Salon, we hold the CHOPIN piano recital, creating a gatherings of art collectors, a valuable and unique opportunity for the most innovative and established practices to meet and celebrate.

This evening is sponsored by Pernod Ricard


  • October 12, 2017
  • 7:30 am