Director of the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music at the
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music and Acting Chair of the Music Pedagogy
Department of the Academy.
Dr László Norbert Nemes received his degree from the Department of Music
Education and Choral Conducting at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in 1992. He
was a student of Péter Erdei and a recipient of the Scholarship of the
Republic of Hungary. In 1999 he obtained a doctoral degree from the
University of Alberta (Canada) under the supervision of Dr. Leonard
Ratzlaff. He took part in several international master classes held by
distinguished choral conductors such as Frieder Bernius, Michel Brewer,
Eric Ericson, Simon Halsey, Robert Sund and Jon Washburn.
He started his teaching career at the Kodály Institute as a student. For
one year after completing his studies at the Academy, and between 1997
and 2001, he taught solfege, music theory, conducting and score reading.
Between 1997 and 2009 he worked as the Associate Conductor of the Hungarian Radio
Children's Choir. He conducted the choir at numerous concerts in
Hungary, made recordings and toured in many European countries and twice
in Japan. In recognition of his artistic activity with the choir, he
received the Bartók-Pásztory Award in 2005.
As a music teacher and conductor, he has held workshops and seminars in
Australia, Canada, Greece, Ireland, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
He is a member of the International Kodály Society, the Lajos Bárdos
Society and has recently been elected as board member of the Friends of
the Liszt Academy. He is Chair of the Board of Directors at the AGAPE Joy of Music, Joy of Life Foundation. He actively participates in the charity activities of
the Ari S. Kupsus Salon Concert Society helping young musicians of the
Academy to achieve their various professional goals.
(Updated on 20 June, 2010)