Because music has no boundaries

Because music has no boundaries

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With an aim to further strengthen relations between India and South Korea, Korean Cultural Centre India (KCC India) is hosting the ‘Dream Project 2015’. The project serves as an opportunity for all young music enthusiasts to learn more about the music techniques for free! Six young teachers from Korean University of Arts are being invited to the Delhi School of Music to promote music and cater to the musical needs of aspiring Indian musicians.

The Dream Project offers short-term workshops for the young and budding artistes that help them sharpen their skills and broaden their perspectives in the field of arts. With the professional training programs and educational opportunities, the students get a sense of what European classical music is like.

An audition was held recently to select the students who would be a part of the project. Over 100 applicants registered with a dream to get music lessons by the visiting Korean teachers but only a few were able to qualify. Regular music classes commenced last week  and will be on till July 30.

The Korean teachers, who are either students or just graduates, also held a master class on piano, violin, vocals and guitar and preparing the students for a recital. The final show will be performed by all the participating students along with the Korean teachers who will be presenting their own classical pieces.

Director of Korean Culture Centre, India, Kim Kum Pyoung tells Metrolife, “Dream Project gives young Indian students the chance to explore different cultures, which they would not experience otherwise. The main objective of this mission is to encourage and help young Indian musicians to discover their potential. It provides them with a chance to excel in their own respective dream path.”

He adds, “Dream Project 2015 is not just a contest. It is an opportunity for the young musician to learn the different forms of music from different parts of the world. It provides the students with an opportunity to interact with some of the finest artistes from Korea and learn as much as they can.”

Initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and the Korea National University of Arts, the venture started in 2013 with an aim to contribute to the advancement of arts in developing countries.

“This project will help strengthen the relations between the two nations – India and Korea. The exchange of culture and talents between the two developing countries will help diversify and enrich both countries’ culture,” Pyoung adds.

K-Arts has been organising art camps and workshops for young people in various developing countries since 2010. The programs are designed to provide educational
opportunities for students majoring in art who have been marginalised from the benefits of art due to economic or geographical reasons.

Pyoung also informed Metrolife that young teachers from Korea will be flying down to India to give lectures on different aspects of music at the Delhi Music of School, Chanakyapuri for six months.

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