Hungarian music in focus!


László Nemes (choir conducting) and Anikó Novák (piano) from Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary have been visiting the SIbelius Academy this week, teaching the Sibelius Academy choir conducting students. Nemes has taught the students for example about the prononuciation of hungarian language.


- There is a strong sound in the hungarian music. It is deeply rooted in our traditions and in our folk music, and it can be heard in for example Béla Bartók's music also when it is not directly linked to folk music. Your students were very well prepared to work with this music which is quite challenging and also propably quite new to them, too., nemes compliments. 

Nemes was interviewed by Juhani Poutanen. They talked about the challenges of interpreting hungarian music  and about the pedagogy of Zoltan Kodály - amon other things. See the video!

This teaching visit was organized together with the Hungarian culture and science institute in Helsinki and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. The master class is completed with a concert on November 4th at the Helsinki Music Centre. 

Bartók and Friends
4.11.2016 klo 19, Helsinki Music Centre, Rehearsal hall Paavo, free entrance
Aniko Novak, piano
Sibelius Academy Vocal Ensemble, conducted by the Sibelius Academy Choir Conducting students

Choir music by Bartók, Kodály, Kurtág,  Ligeti and Orbán