László Norbert Nemes

Kodály Institute - Kecskemét Division, Kodály Institute - Budapest Division
Name: László Norbert Nemes, DMus
Major: choral conducting, music education
Position at Liszt Academy: Director – Kodály Institute, Chair – Department of Music Pedagogy
Born: 1969, Kalocsa, Hungary
Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting - 1999
University of Alberta, Canada
Title of thesis: A Contextual Study of László Lajtha's Magnificat
Master of Music in Choral Conducting – 1995
University of Alberta, Canada
Diploma (Music Education and Choral Conducting) - 1992
Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Master classes:
Simon Halsey, Robert Sund (Haarlem, The Netherlands)
Frieder Bernius (Namur, Belgium)
Eric Ericson (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Jon Washburn (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Péter Erdei (Kecskemét, Hungary)
Johannes Moesus (Budapest, Hungary)
Michael Brewer (Manchester, Great Britain)
Artistic activity:
1997 - 2010: Associate Conductor of the Hungarian Radio Children's Chorus.
The choir's repertoire extends from the polyphonic vocal music of the Renaissance, to contemporary music. Besides regularly keeping Bartók's and Kodály's choral works on the repertoire, the choir devotes much attention to the performance of contemporary choral works. In Hungary they regularly appear at the Budapest Autumn and Spring Festivals.
Numerous concerts, live broadcasts, recordings and concert tours in several European countries and twice in Japan. (Wien Modern Contemporary Music Festival, Salzburg Festspiele, Milano Musica, Concert tour in Italy - Catania: Teatro Bellini, Florence: Teatro Pergola, Turin: Conservatorio Verdi, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama)
Memberships: International Kodály Society
Lajos Bárdos Society
Friends of the Liszt Academy – board member
Association of Hungarian Choirs and Orchestras
Ari S. Kupsus Salon Concert Charity Society
Chinese - EU Business Association
Awards: Bartók-Pásztory Award as the conductor of the Radio Children's Choir - 2005
Teaching experiences:
2002-2007 Chair – Department of Solfege, Music Theory and Choral Conducting - Teachers's Training College
of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
1997-2001 Assistant Professor - Kodály Institute of Music Pedagogy
Guest lecturer, examiner, and master teacher at various seminars, music courses, workshops for choral conductors and music educators in Canada, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, The Philippines and Singapore.


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