UVA Students Explore Cultural and Historical Influences in Hungary

Authored by UVA Music Faculty

UVA Students Explore Cultural and Historical Influences in Hungary

In a new embedded study abroad program entitled, “Experiencing Hungarian Music and Cultural History” taught by Associate Professor of Violin, Daniel Sender, twelve students ventured to Budapest and Pécs for spring break last week to experience first-hand the incredible cultural traditions of Hungarian music and arts. Touring Budapest, students witnessed Hungary's rich and often tumultuous history by walking the streets, experiencing folk music and dance, and visiting museums that brought Hungary's 1,128-year-old history to life. 

Highlights included touring Buda's Castle Hill, where the Renaissance co-exists with the modern, visiting the Liszt Academy building where Bartok and many other famous musicians learned their craft, attending Don Giovanni at the Hungarian State Opera House, and performing at the University of Pécs, a university with whom UVA has enjoyed a fruitful partnership since 2018.

UVA Hungary is our university's first arts-focused study abroad offering and we look forward to the future of this dynamic program!


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