First confucius music center in Europe opens in Kiev

Added On June 12, 2019

The first Confucius Music Center in Europe has opened in Kiev.

The Confucius Music Center opened at the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine on Monday.
The opening ceremony was attended by Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Du Wei, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and a delegation of China's Central Conservatory of Music headed by Professor Ye Xiaogang.
SOUNDBITE (Russian): MAKSYM TYMOSHENKO, Rector of Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine
"We really appreciate the fact that most of the academy's foreign students are from China. Strategic partnership with China is very important for us and the students are very diligent. We appreciate this mutual friendship as more and more students come to study with us every day." 
SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian): MAKSYM STRIKHA, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine
"I am sure that today's event will have a great, long-term, positive impact on the development of the relations between our countries."  
SOUNDBITE (Chinese): YE XIAOGANG, Professor of the Central Conservatory of Music
"The purpose of the Confucius Music Center is to facilitate musical and cultural exchanges between Ukraine and China and build even stronger cultural ties between the two countries"