The Suzhou Chinese Orchestra is enthusiastically sought after in Budapest, Hungary
At 7:30 p.m. local time on January 31, the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra came to the Hungarian capital to hold the 9th concert of the European tour of the National Arts Fund's Foreign Cultural Exchange Project at the National Concert Hall of Budapest Art Palace by the Danube River. Wang Zheng, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Hungary, and 1,580 audiences attended the wonderful concert, which was also the largest number of audiences in the European tour so far.
Wang Zheng, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Hungary, highly praised the performance that evening. After the concert, he went on stage to take pictures with artists. He said: "Hungary is a music-loving nation, and fostered Liszt, Bartok and other world-famous musicians. That’s why Hungarian audiences have a high level of musical appreciation, and if they encounter high-level concert, they will devote themselves wholeheartedly to them. Tonight, the performance of the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra is very wonderful. The recognition of the artist's level can be seen from the enthusiasm of the audience's applause! I've worked in Hungary for ten years, and tonight's concert is the most impressive one I've ever seen! I think it is a very lucky thing for Hungarian audiences to have the opportunity to enjoy such a high-level Chinese orchestral concert from China. This year coincided with the 70th anniversary establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Hungary. Hungary is also a fulcrum country with "The Belt and Road". At present, the Sino-Hungarian relations are in the best period in history. The Suzhou National Orchestra has traveled thousands of miles to bring such excellent performance to Hungary, contributing to Hungary's understanding of China's excellent culture and promoting friendly relations between the two countries. On behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Hungary, I want to show great gratitude. I also wish the European tour of the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra a complete success!!