Roland Hajdu

Coach - accompanist in the fields of art song, opera and chamber music.

Associate professor of the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music.

Academic Preparation

Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music: 1960-1964, composition (Prof. István Szelényi). Diploma.

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music: 1964-1969, composition and theory (Prof. Ferenc Farkas)

Diploma: composer and music theory teacher.

Weimar Music Academy (Germany): 1970-71, Scholarship of the Hungarian government.

 

Postgraduate studies: - piano (Prof. Juliane Lerche)
  - chamber music (Prof. Helmut Pfeuffer)
  - vocal coaching (Prof. Elsa Standke)
 

Professional Experience

Teaching

1970, 1972: Weimar, International Summer Music Seminar: Vocal coach and chamber music.

1972-1975: Academy of Acting, Budapest. Vocal coach. Budapest Cultural Center. Artistic leader of the Opera Ensemble.

1974-1998: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. Coach of the Voice Department.

1975-present: Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, Kecskemét. Associate prof. in chamber music. Biennial summer courses of the Kodály Institute. (Vocal & chamber music). Yearly summer solo singing courses.

1982-1983: Southern College: Collegedale, Tennessee. Piano teacher and vocal coach. Cadek Conservatory: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Teaching piano.

1985-1994: American Institute of Musical Studies: Graz, Austria. Lied coach in the concert studio.

1991: New York. Master classes at Juilliard, Manasse and YMHA.

1993: England, Cheltenham. Summer Course of the British Kodály Society.

1994, 1995: England, Crowthorne. Summer Music Summer School: vocal coach.

1999, 2000: Majk, Hungary. Vocal coach at the Summer Master Vocal Course

2008: Seoul, Korea. Course for Singers


Performing

Germany: Arnstadt, Meiningen, Weimar, Berlin, Sonthofen, Isny: Lied and chamber music recitals.

Hungary: Appearances in Budapest, Kecskemét and in other towns of Hungary.

United States: Recitals in Collegedale/Tennessee and in Dothan/Alabama

Austria: Recitals with the students of the AIMS concert studio in Graz.

Helsinki, Finland. Accompanying at the Mirjam Helin Competition.

Rome, Italy: Recital with Kodály’s works.

Rome, London, Athens, Katowice: Recitals from Kodály's works.

Czechoslovakia: Prague Spring Festival. Song recital with Ibolya Verebics.

Recording by Berliner Rundfunk: Song recital with Boldizsár Keönch.

Hungarian Radio: numerous recital appearances.


Discography

Kodály: Hungarian Folk Music - excerpts (2005)

Brahms: Liebeslieder Op.52 1991 ARTISJUS-BIEM EFMK-001 (LP)

Kodály: Two Songs from Op.9:

Ádám hol vagy? No.1

Erdõ No.5 2000 BIEM-ARTISJUS ZENCD-2000-03 (CD)

The recordings for further two CD-s are completed. One with songs by Liszt, the other with songs by Kodály.

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