Dr Orsolya Szabó

Concert pianist, professor at the Kodály Institute, teaching piano and chamber music.
 
She received her diploma in 1972 and her DLA in 2010 at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.
 
Since that time her teaching vocation and performing have been parallel and inseparable from each other. She has taught at the Conservatoires in Budapest and Szeged, and also at the Szeged Teachers' Training College, and since 1983 at the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét.
 
She gives concerts all over the world - in Italy, Australia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Canada.
 
She has held Master Courses in several summer courses in Hungary as well as in other countries. She is often asked to adjudicate at international piano competitions.
 
Her involvement in arts besides music is also significant. She was national champion in Rhytmical Sport Gimnastics ("Artistic Gimnastics") eight times. Her experience and knowledge in this field led her to create a special movement system (So-system) for musicians, which she has been teaching in Hungary and abroad since 1990.
 
In 1982 she received a diploma cum laude in Aesthetics and Philosophy, and she published four books of poetry, in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1996.
 
She has had several "one-woman" exhibitions of her paintings, statues and assemblages since 1989.
 
An "Excellent Piano Interpretation of New Hungarian Works" prize was awarded to her by the Legal Aid Bureau. In 1987 she received the "For the Hungarian Culture" Prize. Kecskemét Town Council awarded her with the "For Excellent Music Teaching Career" prize in 1995.
 
She is member of the International Jeaunesses Musicales Federation, and participated in its "MUS-E" Project.
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