News | 2013 spring semester

President Wang Cizhao Has an interview with the Rector of Academy of Music in Krakow

On the morning of March 25th 2013, President of CCOM Wang Cizhao had an interview with Professor Zdzislaw Lapinski, the Rector of Academy of Music in Krakow of Poland. The Dean of the Office of International Affairs Liu Hongzhu and the Chairwoman of Traditional Instruments Department Yu Hongmei also joined the interview.

The Academy of Music in Krakow is one of the oldest and famous music higher education units in Poland and Europe. The eminent Polish composer Krzysztor Penderecki was the former Rector of the school (from 1972 to 1987). He is still the Professor of the school. The Academy of Music in Krakow is also the only music conservatory in Europe which has traditional music department and offers Chinese traditional instruments course.

In the meeting, President Wang warmly welcomed Professor Zdzislaw Lapinski. Then, President Wang reviewed the friendship between two schools and the music circles of Poland and China, such as the three visits of Professor Penderecki to CCOM, the donation of Chopin bust from the Embassy of Poland at the 200th birth anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin, etc. The Rector Lapinski stated that Polish musicians respect Chinese music culture because of its extensive and profound. Many music students wish to study music in China. He was also welcome Chinese teachers and students to Poland to offer some courses and study music in the Academy of Music in Krakow. He invited President Wang Cizhao to visit their school and give lectures sometime. The Rector Lapinski wished to strengthen the inter-school relations of friendship and cooperation between two schools through series of educational exchange activities.

In the end, the representatives of both schools took group photos and exchanged gifts in a friendly atmosphere.

, CCOM , 2013-04-01

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