Newsletter Articles

2017 IKS Symposium

See many photos and videos on the Facebook page of the Symposium.

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IKFA Award Presentation 2017

International Katalin Forrai Award
Presentation 2017

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Prize for Sarah Bisley

Top European musical award for New Zealand conductor

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Obituary - László Vikár

Dr. László Vikár passed away on May 12, 2017

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Kodály Conference in Budapest

Musicological Conference on the 50th Anniversary of Zoltán Kodály’s Death. December 8–10, 2017. 
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IKFA Fundraising Concert

Gilbert De Greeve gave a concert at the Hungarian Embassy in London..

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Second Songbook

The IKS Foundation is announcing an International Composers’ Competition for the Second International Songbook.

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Celebratory Concert

The IKS is celebrating the 135th anniversary of Zoltán Kodály's birth and the 50th anniversary of his death, with a piano recital by József Balog. To watch the concert click here. For the program

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Obituary - Erzsébet Hegyi

Erzsébet Hegyi passed away on January 24, 2017. 

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Obituary - Sr Mary Alice Hein

Sr. Mary Alice Hein passed away on October 31, 2016.

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Summer School in Italy

Tonic sol-fa summer school in Montepulciano

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Apáczai Csere Prize

State recognition for Judit Hartyányi and Ildikó Herboly Kocsár

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OAKE Press Release

OAKE Lifetime Achievement Award for Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka

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Obituary - Cynthia Jolly

Musicologist, music pedagogue Cynthia Jolly passed away.
Personal tribute by Kata Ittzés and
article by Jay Deeble

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Kodály Workshop in Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia, 7 – 18 Dec 2015

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Interview with Sarolta Kodály

Interview with Mrs Kodály in the Hungarian online music magazine Fidelio.

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Symposium photos

Check out photos of the Edinburgh Symposium on the Facebook page of the IKS. 

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CMEA award

First prize for Jody Stark in the 2015 CMEA/ACME Essay Competition

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Lois Choksy on Miklós Takács

Lois Choksy's personal remembrances of Miklós Takács

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Michalis Patseas

Honorary member of the Hungarian Kodály Society

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BBC3 - Kodály, Composer of the Week

Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of Zoltán Kodály.
He is joined by Kodály scholar and teacher David Vinden.

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Song Recital in Athens

Dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of the International Kodály Society

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Psalmus Hungaricus in Auckland

Sunday June 7th 2015 at 5 p.m.
The concert was under the auspices of the I.K.S.

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Concert for the Forrai Award

Fundraising concert for the
International Katalin Forrai Award

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Obituary - Miklós Takács

Miklós Takács (1932-2015)

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Greek celebration

Kodály's "Dances of Galánta" by the Greek Radio Orchestra dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the IKS

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László Eősze at 90

Dr. László Eősze is 90 years old

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New Ferenc Liszt Chamber Choir

Concert of the New Ferenc Liszt Chamber Choir

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American Folk Song Collection

Newly designed and expanded online American Folk Song Collection

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Donation from KMEIA WA

Donation from KMEIA Western Australian Branch

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IKFA Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the International Katalin Forrai Award

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Kodály Program receives grants

HNU Kodály Program Receives $75,000 Grant,
+ $10,000 Grant

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Szőnyi biography

A Tear in the Curtain: The Musical Diplomacy of Erzsébet Szőnyi: Musician, Composer, Teacher of Teachers
by Jerry L. Jaccard

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Darlene Ngo and John Barron

Obituaries for Darlene Ngo and John Barron 

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Szőnyi Celebration

Concert celebrating the 90th birthday of
Erzsébet Szőnyi

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Psalmus Hungaricus

Zoltán Kodály: Psalmus Hungaricus - Greek Première

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Choral Workshop in Vaison-la Romaine

CHORALIES: Choir Conducting Master Class with Frieder Bernius and the Stuttgart Chamber Choir in Vaison-la-Romaine (France) from July 27th to August 1st 2014.
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Lifetime Achievement Awards

2014 OAKE Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Laurdella Foulkes Levy, Christine Jordanoff, Elizabeth "Betsy" Moll, Rita Klinger

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Exceptional Promotional Video

Promotional video about the Provo district schools using the Kodály approach.

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Kodály’s Ambassador for Excellence

Katalin Forrai: Kodály’s Ambassador for Excellence
Speech by Elizabeth Moll

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Memories of Cecilia Vajda

Talk given by Mary Skone-Roberts at the IKS Symposium in Kecskemét, 2013

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Holy Names 45th Kodály Summer Institute


45th Kodály Summer Institute

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CD of young talent

A new CD with works of Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók was presented under the label Challenge Classics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The pianist, Valentina Tóth (18), studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

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Szuromi concert

Szuromi concert in Geneva

Article by Edouard Garo in French

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Bicinia Hungarica and Tricinia

Kodály's Bicinia Hungarica and Tricinia on CD

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Composers' Competition - Results

Read the results of the Third International Composers' Competition
In Memoriam
Zoltán Kodály
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The Kodály Institute At McNeese State University

The Kodály Institute At McNeese State University - 20th Summer

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International Honour for Pierre and Margaret Perron

IKS Honorary Member Pierre Perron is sharing an international honour with his musician wife, Margaret

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Gail Needleman

Extensive interview with Gail Needleman in the Works&Conversations magazine

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Composers' Competition

Third International Composers' Competition
In Memoriam
Zoltán Kodály

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