Dr László Nemes

NYCOS is proud to have László represent NYCOS Education as Patron, following the 2011 NYCOS Education Conference at which he was keynote speaker.

Dr. habil. László Norbert Nemes, choral conductor and music pedagogue, is currently professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest and director of the International Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy. Since September 2014 he has been Artistic Director of the New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir, artist-in-residence choral ensemble of the Liszt Academy. In 2018 he founded the National Youth Choir of Hungary. For twelve years he worked as the associate conductor of the Hungarian Radio Children’s Choir.

His main areas of expertise are choral conducting, choral music education, as well as the theory and the practice of the Kodály Concept. His most recent publications include a chapter on choral music education according to the Kodály concept in the Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

As a choral conductor and music pedagogue, László Norbert Nemes has conducted, taught, held workshops, master classes and seminars all across Europe, in Australia, Brazil, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, the Korean Republic, Malaysia, The Philippines, Republic of China/Taiwan, Singapore and the United States of America several times.

In recognition of his artistic activities he received the Bartók-Pásztory Award in 2005. In March 2017 he was decorated with the Golden Cross of the Hungarian Cross of Merit. He is Vice President of the International Kodály Society and Honorary member of the British Kodály Academy.