Yasmin Folini

Position at the Institute: Lecturer
Subjects taught: Solfége, Music Theory, Basso Continuo, Score Reading

Photo: Gábor Fejér

Greek-born Yasmin Folini is a graduate of the Department of Music Pedagogy at the Liszt Academy of Music. As a recipient of the Hungarian State Scholarship, she obtained her BA in General Music studies with Kodály Emphasis (Distinction), and her MA in Kodály Music Pedagogy (Distinction). She has also received her Diploma in Harmony (Excellent) in 2010 from the Athenaeum-Maria Callas Conservatory in Athens, Greece. In November 2018 she received her diploma in Kokas Pedagogy from the Kokas Klára Agape Foundation (Kokas Klára Agape Zene-életöröm Alapítvány) in Budapest.

Since September 2015 she has been a member of the teaching faculty at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music, Kecskemét. There she teaches Solfége, Music Theory and Score Reading.

As a music teacher, she has delivered workshops in Italy, Greece, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia, Estonia and South Korea. She is a founding member of the annual summer course on the adaptation of Kodály’s pedagogical approach held in Greece at the Music Village of Agios Laurentios. Between 2015 and 2016 she worked as a music teacher at kindergarten level in Budapest. In 2021 she joined the expert team of the classroom strand of the Erasmus KA226 collaborative project called PRESTO – Practices and Resources for Equipping Schools to Teach Music Online.

As a pianist, Yasmin has won several competitions and has participated in many masterclasses in Piano and Chamber Music with P. Nagy, A. M. Ciornei, D. Blumenthal, B. Berman, J. Colom and M. Gouveia, among others.

Yasmin is also a member of the New Ferenc Liszt Chamber Choir), working with conductors such as László Norbert Nemes, Péter Erdei, Grete Pedersen, András Keller, Zsolt Hamar, Ko Matsushita and Pete Churchill, while giving numerous concerts in Hungary and abroad. On occasion she accompanies the choir on the piano.