Péter Ordasi studied choir conducting in the class of Pál Kadosa at the Teacher Training College in Szeged from 1967 to 1971. Later he attended the classes of Zoltán Vásárhelyi and István Párkay at the Academy of Music in Budapest, where he graduated in 1974 as a secondary music teacher and conductor. He was a teacher at the Kodály School in Kecskemét from 1975-1982 and worked with a children’s choir and youth mixed choir. In 1982 he became a teacher at Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College in Szeged and also worked as the director of the women’s choir. He was the headmaster of Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music in Békéscsaba from 1992 to 1997. He gained a choir conductor DLA degree in music performance at the Liszt Academy of Music in 2006. He has taught at the Music Department of the University of Debrecen since 2009 and he has also worked as the director of the Bárdos Lajos girls’ choir. He has participated successfully at several European festivals and competitions with his school choirs and adult amateur choirs. He contributed to the work of the Bartók Choir in Szeged as a singer, a leader and organ accompanist between 1967 and 2005. When the choir turned into a women’s choir, he became its director in 2006. Since 1980 he has been the member of various juries in qualifying concerts and international competitions. He has also been a lecturer at trainings and teacher at several choir conducting courses.

Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

A Journey Around the World by Choirworks for Children of Lajos Bárdos

Lajos Bárdos is the most significant composer by choral works in the generation following Zoltán Kodály. Important part of his choral works are the pieces composed for chidren choirs.
The session will focus on the originality of rythmical and melodical invention, funny and humoristic elements, joyful evelating and educational side of his collections of small masterpieces.
„Little ones’s Choir”
„Four Continents”
„Border of Europe”
„Seventy Canons”

Leader of CCP sessions:
Péter ORDASI Short bio
Start date of atelier: Sunday 26 July
10:30 - 11:30
Programme type: reading session