UB celebrates Austrian culture with Vienna Waltz

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Vienna Waltz took place at Chinggis Square on Friday, June 10, as part of Austria Week in Ulaanbaatar, celebrating the Viennese waltz and cultural and diplomatic ties between Mongolia and Austria. The Vienna Waltz dance performance has been organized since 1999, but an expanded cultural program for the annual event was put in place in 2014 under the Friendly Ulaanbaatar program. This year's event brought together around 300 musicians and dancers, including Mongolian conductors N.Tuulaikhuu, R.Ganbat, and D.Nyamdash. The Symphony Orchestra of the Mongolian State Philharmonic, the Ulaanbaatar Ensemble, Dance Sport Federation, and the band UFO also took part in the event. Representing Austria, world-renowned conductor and pianist Matthias Fletzberger, violinist Lidia Baich, and dancer Martin Grund participated in the event with Mongolian performers. Austria Week, organized every summer in Ulaanbaatar, introduces Austrian culture - especially music and dance- to Mongolia and UB’s students of music. Austrian musicians come to Ulaanbaatar to teach lessons in classical music and jazz, and also organize master classes in Viennese waltz. This year’s Austria Week highlights were a jazz concert performed by the Minarik Trio at Shangri La Hotel on June 7, Vienna Waltz on June 10, and the Vienna Charity Ball at Shangri La Hotel on the June 11.

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