Romania hosts ND dinner with music
Ambassador of Romania and Mrs. Mihaela Fabian hosted a festive concert at the Capital Hotel in Itaewon, Seoul on Dec. 3, 2013 to celebrate the National Day of Romania.
Many ambassadors and Korean guests attended the concert which was followed by a buffet dinner.
The concert featured Violinist Alexandru Tomescu who introduced himself in the Korean language which he condescendingly said was not perfect but which was fairly well understood by the Korean audience.
Introducing the National Day of Romania and the violinist, Ambassador Fabian said: “So, for today, please allow me to avoid statistics, facts and numbers. I will only mention that we are privileged and proud to celebrate our National Day here in Seoul, since Republic of Korea remain our strategic partner in Asia and we will continue to rely one on another for support and friendship.
“All along our history we learned how vital is to make use of our creativity for being able to behave in a nature friendly way and, when creativity became art, it helped to come closer to our neighbours and to the world.
“When it is about creativity and art, the music is maybe the most powerful and expressive instrument able to bridge happiness and contemplation. Our special guest of tonight has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life.
“Alexandru Tomescu is the man for whom music is limitless: capable of playing the most difficult scores in marathon concerts, in large tours, he is unanimously appreciated by the public.”
The welcome speech of Ambassador Favian was followed by a congratulatory address by Rep. Woo Sang-Ho (chairman of the Korea-Romania Parliamentary Friendship Association of the National Assembly).
The repertoire of the evening consisted of Johann Sebastian Bach (Partia no. 3 in E Major BWV 1006), George Enescu (“Lautarul from “Impressions from Childhood), and Niccolo Paganini (Caprices no. 9, 13, 14, 10, 16, 20 and 24).
Violinist Tomescu was accorded with long applauses from the guests.