Szőnyi Celebration

Festive Concert Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Professor Erzsébet Szőnyi

Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy, April 24, 2014

In 2014 Erzsébet Szőnyi, legendary figure of 20th century Hungarian composition and music pedagogy, celebrates her 90th birthday. She studied with Kodály and Weiner, and graduated from the class of János Viski at the Liszt Academy in 1947, earning a degree in composing. She is celebrated for numerous important textbooks and for an exceptional oeuvre in which vocal music plays a prominent role: for Erzsébet Szőnyi, the Hungarian language is the axis about which her own musical universe revolves.

She is a Member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, Honorary Member and General Adviser in Methodology of the IKS, Co-President, then between 2009 and 2012 President of the Hungarian Kodály Society.

This birthday concert will feature a selection from her finest choral works, performed by her students and spiritual grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Organizers: Association of Hungarian Choirs, Orchestras and Folk Ensembles (KÓTA) Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Europa Cantat

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