Ferenc Liszt mini sculpture unveiling in Seoul

On 19 July a 21-centimeter-tall mini sculpture of Ferenc Liszt was unveiled in the Myeongdong district of Seoul, in front of the UNESCO Building, where the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Seoul is located. The sculpture, created by Hungarian sculptor Mihály Kolodko was installed on the initiative of the Hungarian Cultural Institute.

On 19 July the Secretary General of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO Kyungkoo Han and the director of the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Seoul Andrea Kálmán unveiled the mini sculpture of Ferenc Liszt made by Hungarian sculptor Mihály Kolodko. The sculpture was donated to the Korean National Commission by Hungary, and it is yet another symbol of the friendship between Hungary and Korea.

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South Korea is the first Asian country and the second non-European country in the world after the USA where one of Kolodko’s works can be found. The sculpture seeks to attract the attention of passers-by with its 21 centimeter height. 

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On the occasion of the unveiling of the mini sculpture, pianists of the Korean Liszt Society performed various pieces by Liszt in the UNESCO Hall. Videos of the unveiling ceremony and the piano concert can be watched on the homepage of the Institute.

The Hungarian Cultural Institute was opened in 2019 in the capital of South Korea.