On October 25, 2016 a creative meeting with former Consul General of Ukraine in Slovakia, professor at the P. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine and the Catholic University in Ružomberok, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Honored Artist, Professor Olha Bench was held at the Institute of Musical Art.
The event was a part of V International Scientific and Practical Online Conference “Choral Arts of Ukraine and its devotees.”
Professor Olha Bench brilliantly compared the education systems in Europe and Ukraine, making plans for the future of Ukrainian and Slovak students. She held a workshop in conducting with a student Bohdana Savulyak, who is a pupil of I. Bermes, the head of the department of methods of music teaching and conducting.
The faculty and students of the Institute of Musical Arts, who attended the meeting showed their interest in current prospects of future cooperation across the Slovak-Ukrainian border.