Pro Musica Girls' Choir was formed in 1986 to fulfil the special wish
of "old students" who did not want to leave this group and who wanted
to go on singing after leaving the world-famous
Cantemus Children's Choir which works at Zoltán Kodály
Grade School in Nyíregyháza.
As early as in that same year they won the first prize in the girls'
choir category and the Grand Prize of the International Bartók
Béla Choir Competition held in Debrecen. The Choirmembers are
students of several different grammar schools and colleges of the
city. It is their love of the community and of singing that brought
them back to weekend rehearsals. Their
repertoire extends from gregorian chants to contemporary music containing
the most beautiful pieces of music history.
voices are preserved by records, radio and television-recordings.
Debrecen (Hungary) First Prize and Grand Prize
1991. Tolosa (Spain)
1994. Zoltán Kodály
"Singing Youth" International Taped Competition
1995. Arezzo (Italy) Third Prize,
First Prize and Grand Prize
1996. Debrecen (Hungary) Europe Grand
1996. Athen (Greece) First Prize
Fano (Italy) International Festival
1992. Sevilla (Spain) Expo '92-as
one of Hungary's cultural delegations
1993. Tolosa (Spain) 25th Jubilee Competition
1994. Tokyo, Akita, Fukushima, Niza
(Japan) - concert-tour
1995. Oslo (Norway) Bartók Memorial
1996. Amsterdam (Netherlands) ISME
1996. Vaison la Romaine (France) Grand
- prized Choirs' Festival
former members of the Cantemus Children's Choir they were on concert
tours in a large number of countries in the world
(Venezuela, Australia, USA, Canada, Japan, South-Korea).
is a music teacher and conductor. He studied music in Szeged, Miskolc
and Budapest. He conducted the Cantemus Children's Choir and Pro Musica
Girls' Choir succesfully in a number of international choir competitions.
He led workshops for music teachers and conductors at
ISME conferences (Australia 1988, South-Korea
1992), at the MENC conference (Washington 1990) and at the IKS/OAKE
cenference (Hardford USA 1993). His devoted teaching work
was acknowledged by several awards, in 1985 he got the Ferenc Liszt
Prize in apreciation of his artistic achievements, and in 1993 he -
together with his choirs - got the Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory