Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
National Youth Choir of Hungary

29 October 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

National Youth Choir of Hungary


Conductor: Péter Erdei, László Norbert Nemes

The National Youth Choir of Hungary were formed in 2018 on the occasion of the Kodály Memorial Year with the support of the Ministry of Human Resources and with the professional expertise of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, under the direction of choirmasters Péter Erdei, holder of the Liszt Prize, and László Norbert Nemes, holder of the Bartók-Pásztory Prize. Through an extremely demanding selection procedure, talented young singers from all parts of the Carpathian Basin are admitted to the choir, the mission of which is to establish a high quality artistic production worthy of the ’National’ in their title as well as offering participants a shared experience of a lifetime. The operation of the choir is realized in summer projects, in the course of which concerts are preceded by several days of intensive rehearsals. The ensemble had originally planned a tour comprising five concerts for 2020, the Year of National Unity, but their plans were overtaken by the pandemic. However, instead of the summer break the autumn break has become the moment to implement the programme, with fewer singers and fewer concerts. Following six days of hard work, the National Youth Choir of Hungary debut their programme of works by Hungarian composers for the audience at the Liszt Academy.

Presented by

Kodály Institute Kecskemét Foundation


Admission to the concert is free. Tickets can be claimed at from 1 October 2020.