Roland Hajdu

Kodály Institute - Kecskemét Division
Academic degree, university position: lecturer
 
Subjects: Chamber Music, Piano, Score Reading
 
Studies:
1960-1964: Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music – Composition; professor: István Szelényi
1964-1969: Franz Liszt Academy of Music – Composition and Music Theory; professor: Ferenc Farkas
1970-1971: Music Academy of Weimar (Germany)
 
Postgraduate studies:
Piano – Prof. Juliane Lerche
Chamber Music – Prof. Helmut Pfeuffer
Repetiteur Studies – Prof. Elsa Standke
 
Teaching activities:
1972-1975: University of Drama, Film and Television (Budapest) – Repetiteur
Budapest Cultural Centre – Artistic Director of the Opera Ensemble
1974-1998: Franz Liszt Academy of Music – a teacher of the Department of Vocal and Opera Studies
1975- lecturer of chamber music at the Zoltán Kodály Institute of Music Pedagogy; teaches singing and chamber music at the biannual summer courses; and he holds summer courses for solo singers annually.
 
Invited lecturer, master classes:
1970, 1972: International Summer Seminar of Music, Weimar – repetiteur and chamber music.
1982-1983: Southern College (Collegedale, Tennessee) – piano and solo singing.
Cadek Conservatory, University of Tennessee (Chattanooga) –  piano.
1985-1994: American Institute of Musical Studies (Graz, Austria) – repetiteur.
1991: Julliard, Manasse, YMHA (New York City): master classes.
1993: Cheltenham, United Kingdom – a summer course of the British Kodály Society.
1994, 1995: Crowthorne, United Kingdom – repetiteur at a summer music course.
1999, 2000: Majk (Hungary) – repetiteur at the summer music courses.
2008: Seoul, Korea – a course for singers.
 
Major concerts:
Germany: Arnstadt, Meiningen, Weimar, Berlin, Sonthofen, Isny: solo singing and chamber music concerts.
Hungary: performances in Budapest, Kecskemét and other places.
United States of America: solo recitals in Collegedale (Tennessee) and Dothan (Alabama).
Austria: solo recitals with the students of AIMS concert studio in Graz.
Finland: repetiteur  in the Mirjam Helin Competition in Helsinki.
Rome, London, Athens, Katowice: concerts of Kodály works.
Czechoslovakia: concert at the Prague Spring Festival with Ibolya Verebics.
A Berliner Rundfunk recording with singer Boldizsár Keönch.
Hungarian Radio: assistance in numerous chamber concerts and singing recitals.
 
Publications, recordings:
Kodály: Hungarian Folkmusic – selections (2005)
Brahms: Liebeslieder Op.52 1991 ARTISJUS-BIEM EFMK-001 (LP)
Kodály: Five Songs Op.9 - (Two songs by him: No.1. Ádám, hol vagy? (‘Adam, where are you?'); No.5. Erdő (‘Woods') 2000 BIEM-ARTISJUS
The recording of a 2CD collection of Liszt and Kodály-songs has been completed.

 

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