The Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music was given the opportunity to organise the National Youth Choir for the Kodály Memorial Year 2017. The term ‘national’ refers, on the one hand, to the fact that young people from Hungary were joined by Hungarian singers from outside the country, and, on the other hand, to the aim to achieve high artistic quality. Members were selected by the chorus masters Professors Péter Erdei and László Norbert Nemes, based on the recordings the candidates had submitted and on the auditions they took part in. After a week of intensive rehearsals in Kecskemét, the Choir had performances in Keszthely, Vienna, Galanta and Budapest. On 27 July the Choir is coming to a final performance at the Catholic Church in Kecskemét. Continue reading “The National Youth Choir in Kecskemét”
The two-week International Kodály Summer School started on 16 July with over 100 participants from nearly 25 different countries.
Three courses are running parallelly: Music Pedagogy Course, Vocal Masterclass and Piano Pedagogy – ZeneZen.
Participants are enjoying a variety of classes including solfege, choir, workshops, singing games, voice and piano lessons, etc.
In conjunction with the summer school the Kodály Art Festival offers various concerts to the participants.
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On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europa Nostra and its President Maestro Plácido Domingo invite all citizens in Europe and beyond to contribute to the #Ode2Joy Challenge. Supported by Ambassadors such as the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest (Hungary) and the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (Belgium), this participatory initiative celebrates Europe through our common cultural heritage. It seeks to unlock creativity and encourage participants to make an “#Ode2Europe” as a humanistic and cultural project, based on shared values, history & heritage.
The aim of this small book is to assist those who wish to visit the places significant in Zoltán Kodály’s life and work in Budapest – either in practice or only virtually. Several of the buildings listed here would be visited by the interested reader or tourist anyway unaware of Kodály’s links with them. Perhaps they will learn more about his connections to these places from this source.
Now available for purchase.
Details about the book and other publications can be found in the Bookshop.
On 10 March, more than sixty former Kodály Institute students, their colleagues, their students, and leading officers of the Irish Kodály Society and its members attended the Dublin event initiated by the Kodály Institute. Continue reading “A Festive Kodály Event in Dublin”
This new DVD, entitled Teaching Piano for Beginners – Based on Kodály’s principles and Kurtág’s Games, comes with an explanatory booklet in English and in Hungarian.
Now available for purchase at the Institute.
Please read about the details of the DVD and other publications in our Bookshop.