Levente Gyöngyösi (1975) has gained his degree in composition at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as the student of György Orbán. He is regularly commissioned by several national and international leading ensembles such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok, the Amadinda Percussion Group, the Pro Musica Girls’ Choir of Nyíregyháza and the most well-known mixed choir of South-Africa, the Stellenbosch University Choir. He has been composer-in-residence of the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012. He is also a member of the ORFEO Orchestra as a figured bass player.  He is a regular member of jury at international choir competitions. He has received several outstanding awards for his compositions.

Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

Two generations after Kodály. Tonal choral workshop of György Orbán and his friends (with Zoltán PAD, Hungarian Radio Choir )

The lecture of the composer Levente Gyöngyösi will provide an insight into the choral works of his former teacher at the Academy of Music, György Orbán, as well as into the works of Orbán’s friends, János Vajda, Miklós Csemiczky, György Selmeczi and Levente Gyöngyösi himself. Analising one piece of choral work composed by each of the five composer friends, the lecturer will discuss the choral tradition of Zoltán Kodály and the characteristics that link and separate the ’composer quintet’ from their master. The choral repertoire will be performed by the Choir of the Hungarian Radio, conducted by Zoltán Pad. Piano accompaniment by Balázs Réti.

Leader of CCP sessions:
Levente GYÖNGYÖSI Short bio
Start date of atelier: Monday 27 July
10:30 - 11:30
Programme type: reading session