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The PyeongChang Music Festival and School draws not only attention to upcoming Winter Olympics but also a demonstration that different nationals can play in harmony. "Again, I was impressed how many young people flocked to the concerts and enjoyed interesting discussions with an aspiring conductor of US nationality studying at Oxford, Korean artists born in Germany and making the bridge between two continents and cultures," said Michael Retierer, the EU Ambassador to Korea. "Building bridges through culture – and music is an outstanding vehicle – was a very good experience, particularly close to the border with the DPRK," he added. "Hopefully the Olympics and its cultural branding will contribute to open doors of communication between North and South."