Orsolya Szabó

Kodály Institute - Kecskemét Division, Kodály Institute - Budapest Division
Subjects: Piano, Chamber Music
 
Studies:
1972: diploma of Franz Liszt Academy of Music in piano
1982: diploma in musical esthetics and philosophy
 
Teaching activities:
Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Budapest;
Secondary School of Music, Szeged;
Teacher Training College of Szeged;
Since 1983 she has been teaching piano and chamber music at the Kodály Institute.
 
She has given numerous master classes in Hungary and abroad.
She is often invited to be a member of the jury at international piano competitions.
 
Major concerts:
She has given concerts in many countries: Italy, Australia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Canada.
 
Other artistic activities:
Ms. Szabó is a multifaceted talent, besides being an artist in music, she is a poet, a painter, a sculptor and as an athlete she is an eight times national champion in artistic gymnastics.
She created and completed a unique system of movements tailored especially for musicians based on her
experiences (called "So-system"). She is actively promoting "So-system" in Hungary and abroad since 1990.
 
Four volumes of her poetry have been published so far (1989, 1991, 1993, 1996).
 
Since 1989 she has had many exhibitions of her paintings, sculptures and applications.
 
Awards and decorations:
"For the Interpretation of New Hungarian Compositions for the Piano" – National Copyright Authority
1987: "For the Hungarian Culture"
1995: "For the Higher Education of Kecskemét" – from the town of Kecskemét.
 
Memberships:
She is a board member of the Association of Young Hungarian Friends of Music; and she participated in the Association's "MUS-E" programme.

 

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