This week the course has begun for the students of the Berklee College of Music who study their previous school year at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. In an opening ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer of the Liceu Conservatory, María Serrat, with Oriol Saña, Academic Coordinator, and María Fernanda Martínez, Coordinator of International Affairs, welcomed the 53 international students, introduced them to the faculty and presented them the course they will attend in Barcelona. The ceremony was also attended by parents and relatives of the students and they all had the opportunity to experience their first contact with the culture of the city and its gastronomy, thanks to the welcome act after the ceremony with some traditional meals of the country.
With the inauguration of this course, the students have lived their first day a special reception to visit all the venues of the Conservatory and to know better the city where they will enjoy this experience as part of the Berklee International Network. After the opening ceremony in the Liceu Conservatory venues, the students and their families enjoyed a guided tour of Barcelona. This tour started with a walk through the city center and the students learned about its history and its most important places, also an opportunity to know each other and start the contact with the other young musicians and classmates. After the walk, the visit continued with a bus tour through the city to know the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona: the Berklee students saw and learned about the Gaudi’s buildings such as Sagrada Familia or Casa Batlló and some beautiful viewpoints like Tibidabo. This students’ reception in Barcelona reinforce the close relationship between Liceu Conservatory and Berklee and it’s another example of the global nature of the music college and its deep commitment to the international network.
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