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Visit from the Sjanton Chamber Choir (The Netherlands)

On 2 April a former student of the Institute, Ulrikke Reed-Findenegg (Norway), visited the Institute with her current choir, the Sjanton Chamber Choir (The Netherlands). Before coming to Kecskemét, the Choir was participating in the 15th Budapest International Choir Festival & Competition in Budapest. After a tour of the Institute, the Choir gave a workshop in the Lutheran Church, focusing on works of a variety of Dutch masters.


Concert of Anikó Novák

On 26 March pianist and professor of the Institute Anikó Novák gave a very successful concert at the Kodály Institute from works by J.S. Bach and Franz Schubert. The concert was part of the Kecskemét Spring Festival.


Kodály Seminar in Rome - 2-5 September, 2015

The Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music organizes a Kodály Seminar at the Hungarian Academy in Rome from 2 September till 5 September, 2015.


New Kodály document in the Archives of the Institute

The Foundation for the Kodály Institute came into the possession of a new Kodály document that they ceremonially gifted to the Institute on 14 December, 2014. The two-page-long letter, written by an unknown author, is authenticated by the signature of Zoltán Kodály.


28th International Kodály Seminar

20-31 July, 2015 - Kecskemét, Hungary

Details regarding the Seminar in the summer of 2015 available on the International Kodály Seminar's website

Application deadline: 15 April, 2015.



Concerts, commemoration, greetings in December


On 16 December the students of the Institute honoured Zoltán Kodály at his birthplace with singing and laying a wreath by the memorial plaque there. The workers and students then travelled to Budapest to visit the Zoltán Kodály Memorial Museum.


International Kodály Symposium 2015

SINGING, SINGING, SINGING: The Core of Musical Expression

Detailed information is now available for the 22nd International Kodály Symposium which will be hosted by the National Youth Choir of Scotland at the Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Scotland from 3-7 August, 2015. 

Delegates are invited to present research papers, workshops, rehearsals and other musical and academic topics related to the themes of the Symposium.


Concert – Sounds of Sapporo

On 20 September members of the Sapporo Musicians Association visited the Kodály Institute. In the evening they gave a concert joined by some students of the Liszt Academy, Budapest, to commemorate the good relations between the two institutions. The programme aimed to introduce contemporary Japanese music to the audience, but the performers also paid homage to Kodály and Bartók by performing one of their works. 


Workshop and concert of the Incanto Vocal Ensemble (Finland) in Kecskemét

On 26 September the Incanto Vocal Ensemble from Finland visited the Kodály Institute and held a workshop on Finnish choral music in the afternoon for our students. Later at 6 pm they gave a concert in the Franciscan church where they performed, among other works, the pieces discussed at the workshop.


Visit of the Irish Ambassador at the Institute

On 17 September the Ambassador of Ireland in Hungary, Ambassador Kevin Dowling visited Kecskemét to welcome our six Irish students, who have started their studies at the Institute in September. 



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