韓国芸術総合学校との交流演奏会Participation in a collaborative concert with Korea National University of Arts

April 26, 2017


研修者:大学院音楽研究科 器楽専攻、音楽学部 器楽科 学生








Basic Information

Participants:Bachelor and Master’s students in instrumental music
Location:Seoul, Republic of Korea
Period:June 15-17, 2016


Through this project, the participating students accompanied by two faculty members aimed to have contact and socialize with young musicians living in South Korea, one of our neighbors in East Asia. South Korean student musicians have been particularly active on the global stage in recent years. The TUA group visited Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts), which is said to be the most prestigious institution for music education in the country, to hold a collaborative concert with K-Arts students, during which they aimed to directly feel the vibrancy and energy of the Korean institution, thereby utilizing the experience in their own studies and research.

On the first day, they held individual rehearsals and also a meeting to discuss the schedule for the next day. On June 16, they performed at the collaborative concert starting 7.30 p.m. at the KNUHA Hall, where they and their Korean co-performers received loud applause from the audience for the great performances.

After the concert, a casual social gathering was held at the hall lobby, where students and faculty members of both institutions enjoyed conversation. On the following day, they reflected on the concert performances and the outcomes, and also talked about a next collaborative concert. Everything went smoothly, and an inspirational exchange of high significance was achieved.

Participants’ comments

  • l  The Korean students seemed to have stronger motivation for music than we do, which we should learn from them, I thought.
  • l  I strongly felt the energy, or a sort of appetite and desire from K-Arts students.
  • l  Although South Korea is also an Asian country like Japan, the Korean language felt quite different form Japanese; It felt active and powerful, which made me consider that Korean performers’ naturally passionate performance could be attributed to their emotionally rich way of daily communication.