05/05/2014 Seoul

KNUA cimbalom concert

Cimbalom, a traditional Hungarian music instrument, has made its debut in Korea on 1 May 2014 within the framework of a concert at the prestigious Seoul Arts Center featuring artists of the Korean National University of Arts. A renowned Hungarian musician and a virtuoso of this instrument, Ms. Viktória Herencsár has performed with the KNUA Symphony Orchestra.

Cimbalom is a concert hammered dulcimer: a type of chordophone. It is a musical instrument popularized in Hungary and commonly found throughout the group of Central-Eastern European nations and cultures which composed the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867–1918). The cimbalom is (typically) played by striking two beaters against the strings.


The concert, whose repertoire comprised works by Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók, has been initiated by Dr. Andrea Szegő, President of the Hungary-Korea Society. The instrument has been donated to KNUA as an act of generosity of the Hungary-Korea Society, thereby contributing to the further intensification of Hungarian-Korean bilateral cultural relations and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hungary-Korea diplomatic relations. Hungary was the first country in the former Eastern Bloc to establish full diplomatic relations with the Republic of Korea on 1 February 1989.


30/05/2014 Seoul

Security Korea 2014

Security Korea, the biggest fair of the safety industry in Korea was held from 28th May to the 30th May 2014 at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul. The event showcased products like security system solutions, video surveillance system, access control system, biometric identification system, security equipment and system, safety/disaster & emergency management, information security solutions, pc security solution, network security solution, etc. The Embassy of Hungary in Seoul was representing several Hungarian companies at the Hungarian booth and called the attention of the visitors to the HITA ICT export catalogue. Many visitors were interested in visiting the webpage to consult the export catalogue online and new contacts were established as well.