In the VideoBlog from now can be seen my video report about the XIth Cantemus International Choir Festival in Nyíregyháza, where I worked as member of international jury.
This festival is well-known not about its size, but about its friendliness and its love for common singing - however, its artistic level is also very high. In the international jury could be found Francis Steele, ex-member of the world-famous Tallis Scholars vocal ensemble; Süleyman Tarman, composer and choir conductor, professor of Ankara University; Emőke Solymosi-Tari, musicologist, professor of Franz Liszt Music Academy; Dénes Szabó, founder-director of Cantemus Choral School, as well as myself.
In the video report Soma Szabó, one of the artistic directors of the festival, speaks about the character and environment of the event. You can see excerpts from the foklore evening organized in Kossuth Square, Nyíregyháza, as well from the apex of the festival: the choir competition. You can also find out, who is the winner of the Grand Prix of the festival.
In addition,there will be revealed on the homepage the performance of my Regina coeli for female choir. This piece was written for this year's tour of Cantemus Children's Choir in Japan in South Korea. Now, the piece was performed from the choir on one of the concerts of Cantemus Festival in the hall of Kodály School in Nyíregyháza.
Video report about the Cantemus Festival in the VideoBlog: http://gyongyosilevente.hu/en/cantemus-festival
The performance of Regina coeli with Cantemus Children's Choir, with conducting of Dénes Szabó: https://youtu.be/hW5hv1K_sTE