30th International Kodály Seminar

30 January 2019

Applications are welcome to the 30th International Kodály Seminar which will be held between 15 and 26 July, 2019

Application deadline: 15 April


KÓTA Lifetime Achievement Award to Péter Erdei

20 January 2019

Péter Erdei, founding director of the Kodály Institute, an Artist of Merit of Hungary and Liszt and Bartók-Pásztory Prize winner, who started his conducting career 50 years ago, received the award on 20 January, 2019 at a festive concert held in the ceremonial hall of the St Imre Cistercian High School of Buda.


Zoltán Kodály Award to the Institute’s Deputy Director

14 October 2018

Dr Laura Zita Kéri, deputy director of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music received the Zoltán Kodály Award of the town of Kecskemét this year. The Award was presented by Dr Gábor Zombor, member of parliament, on the occasion of the 650th birthday of the town in the József Katona Theatre on 2 October, 2018.


The National Youth Choir in Kecskemét

26 July 2018

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.


Summer School 2018

24 July 2018

Our two-week International Kodály Summer School started on 16 July with over 100 participants from nearly 25 different countries.