05/03/2013 BusanWallenberg exhibition in Busan
The Israeli Embassy has opened acultural and information center in Busan on the 4 March 2013. The Wallenberg Exhibitionwas opened as part of the inauguration ceremony program. H.E. Mr MiklósLengyel, Ambassador of Hungary to Korea has delivered a short speech at theopening of the exhibition, mentioning the 2012 Wallenberg commemorations andthe 2014 Holocaust commemoration year. The event was attended by ca. 100 peopleincluding officials from the Busan city government, ambassadors, local consuls andvisitors interested in Israeli culture. The Wallenberg exhibition will be opento the public for a 3 weeks period.
05/03/2013 internationalmagyargyerek.com International correspondence competition
The initiative “magyargyerek.com” is an internationalcorrespondence competition for students between the ages 7-17 years. Thecompetition is open to all Hungarian children and children with Hungarianattachment living in foreign countries interested in nurturing their roots, deepeningtheir knowledge about Hungary and the Hungarian culture, as well as interestedin getting in touch with Hungarian children living in other countries.
Announcement of the results:
Prizes to win: valuable books, DVDs, beautiful andtasty Hungaricums, certificate for all participants.
Application andfurther information:
16/03/2013 SeoulNational day friendship party
On the occasion of the Hungarian national day March 15thwhich commemorates the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Embassy inSeoul has invited all Hungarian residents in Korea for a casual dinnerreception. Real Hungarian flavors, dishes and wine awaited the guests whosenumber was almost reaching 50. The party offered a good chance for Hungarianpeople living in Korea to get to know each other and exchange experiences. Wehope that the next event will be at least as successful as this one.
18/03/2013 SeoulKorea Galleries Art Fair 2013
The Galleries Association of Koreahas launched the Korea Galleries Art Fair in 1979. The 31th edition wasorganized in COEX, Seoul during March 14 to 17. The exhibition hosted 3000artworks from 230 artists, presented by 80 galleries. Hungary relatedmasterpieces were present at the fair as well, the BaikSong Gallery was showing 2 works from the Hungarian painter János Schaab and among the works exhibitedby the PYO Gallery one could discover a nice photo collage of the St. Stephen'sBasilica in Budapest.
26/03/2013 SeoulLFMU Honorary Patron award
The Liszt Ferenc Music University ofHungary appointed Ms. Hwang Yun-ha, Chairman of the Korea Liszt Society asHonorary Patron. The LFMU established this title in December last year and Ms.Hwang became the first one who was given this award. The LFMU made thisdecision in recognition of Ms. Hwang’s outstanding efforts to introduce LisztFerenc Music University to Korea and the successful organization of the LisztPiano Competition, which will be organized for the 5th time this year.
On the request of LFMU the awardceremony was held on March 26th at the Hungarian Ambassador’s residence in the frameworkof a friendly luncheon. H.E. LENGYEL Miklós, Ambassador of Hungary handed over thecertificate of merit to Ms. Hwang on behalf of LFMU. Members of the Korea LisztSociety, music professors, sponsors and music magazine reporters were invitedto the ceremony to celebrate together Ms Hwang’s appointment.
29/03/2013 SeoulKIMES 2013
A Hungarian delegation representing 6 companies participated at the 29thKorea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show organized between the21-24 March in Seoul. Hungary was present at KIMES for the very first time, joiningmore than 1000 exhibitors from 37 countries. The priority of the Hungarianbooth was to represent companies who do not have partners in Korea yet. Exhibitorsparticipating at the show gained insight into the local market and acquireduseful information about the product licensing procedures. The exhibitionoffered a good chance for establishing new partnerships and business contacts.