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Kodály Prize for Ars Nova

Dr Katalin Kiss, associate professor of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and her choir, the Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble, as an acknowledgement of their high standards of performance and successful artistic activity over the past 25 years, received the Kodály Prize that was handed out at the Day of the City ceremonial event in the Kecskemét Katona József Theatre on October 2, 2015.


40th & 20th Anniversary Events

Madame Sarolta Kodály gave an interview on the occasion of the anniversary events.
Click here to read it.





Korean Kodály Festival

The first prize of the competition will receive a 1-year full scholarship for study in the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét. 

You can also participate only in the seminar and concert, without taking part in the competition. 



Summer opening hours of the Library

1-22 June 2015: from Monday to Friday from 8 to 12
24-28 June 2015: CLOSED

In July the Library and Archives is open for participants of the Institute's summer courses and the International Kodály Seminar according to the timetables of these courses. Others can visit the Library and Archives by appointments only. 
2-23 August 2015: CLOSED
24 August - 6 September 2015: from Monday to Friday from 8 to 12 
From 7 September 2015 the opening hours are adjusted to the timetable of the Institute.

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.



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