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NKHR Signed a MOU Agreement with Nowon Vol Ensemble
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2015-04-08 21:01:00
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On June 13th, 2010, Citizen's Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (Reverend Hyun Yoon , Secretary General Young Ja Kim , and International Campaign & Cooperation Team - Head Joanna Hosaniak , Senior Officer Soo-Jin Park and Officer Yeon Jung Hong ) attended Nowon Vol Ensemble (Head: Jung-Wook Hong, Art Director: Jin-Won Lee)'s regular concert held at Nowon Culture Art Center. Afterwards, NKHR and Nowon Vol Ensemble signed a MOU agreement establishing a cooperative relationship needed to improve North Korean youths' adjustment and their cultural and artistic education. As a result, Nowon Vol Ensemble will be participating in the 5th 8·15 Beautiful Dream Concert conducted by NKHR.

Nowon Paul Ensemble started off as a Nowon Youth Chamber Orchestra on May 2007. It is composed of 40 members from third to eight grade as well as of performers who have experience training in Europe. The academy structured Ensemble has developed into a educational organization and have nurtured the artistic dreams of young teens by discovering and promoting young talent.

The director of the Ensemble is Lee Jin-Won, a professor of Korea Conservatory, who has studied in Vienna before he became the director of Nowon Paul Ensemble. Mr. Lee’s parents are originally from North Korea, and Mr. Lee became interested in North Korea defectors after coming in contact with defectors settled in Nowon. He has signed a contract with Citizen’s Alliance for NKHR. After watching NKHR’s activities on KBS channel he has expressed special interest in movements for regularly supporting teenage defectors.

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