Zsuzsanna Gráf

Kodály Institute - Budapest Division
Born: 1959, Kőszeg

Position at Liszt Academy: solfeggio and music theory – Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, Budapest Division 

Subject: solfeggio and music theory

Education:

1983: Franz Liszt Academy of Music – diploma: High School music teacher, choir-master, piano teacher

Teaching experiences:

1988-: musical department of Városmajor High School, choir master of the schools choir, Angelica Girls Choir

2010-: Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, solfeggio and music theory

Host professor, master classes:

IUNA Music University, Buenos Aires

Zsuzsanna Gráf is a regular visiting professor of IUNA Music University, Buenos Aires. As a dedicated supporter and teacher of Hungarian Kodály-method, she regularly gives lectures; performs conductor seminars and courses; travels as a guest conductor all over the world (Japan, France, Belgium, South America) and she is a respected juror at international choir festivals.

Artistic activity:

1988-: choir-master of Angelica Girls Choir

Zsuzsanna Gráf has worked together with Honvéd Choir

Zsuzsanna Gráf has shown an outstanding achievement with her choir: Angelica Girls' Choir, and she was awarded with several condoctor prizes and awards. The choir has participated in numerous choir competitions with tremendous success in the past 25 years. They came first at the international choir competitions of Debrecen (Hungary), Arezzo and Rome (Italy), Neerpelt (Belgium), Tolosa (Spain) and Cork (Ireland). They won the gold medal in the 10th Choir Olympics in Athens (Greece). Furthermore, they toured in North- and South America, Japan and Europe. They sang in the Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris), Saint Peter's Cathedral (Rome), Saint Michael's Cathedral (Brussels) and in the European Parliament. They are regular participants of the Spring Festivals, Budapest, they sing in prestigious concert halls (the Concert Hall of the Academy of Music, Budapest Music Centre, Palace of Arts, Festetics Palace) and in the greatest churches of Budapest (Saint Stephen’s Basilica, Matthias Church).

Angelica Girls' Choir gives concerts with outstanding musicians and orchestras, such as Andrea Vígh, Gergely Bogányi, Ildikó Cserna, Budapest Festival Orchestra, The Symphonic Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio, Dohnányi Orchestra, Danubia Orchestra, Budapest String Orchestra and Honvéd Choir. The voice of the choir is preserved through radio and television recordings and they have released seven Cds.

Awards:

2000, 2004, 2010: Artisjusb Award

2007: Liszt Ferenc Award

2013: Bartók–Pásztory Award

2014: Prima Primissima Award

Contact: grafzs@angelica.hu


 

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