members of the Banchieri Singers were all pupils of the Zoltán
Kodály School in Nyíregyháza. After completing
their studies at the school they formed their own group. At the
beginning Dénes Szabó, who was their former and music
tutor helped them in their musical advancement guiding their work
with good advice and suggestions. After many success in local concerts,
they performed extensively all over the country.
their concerts, they often select repertoire which is sacred and
profane, music from the renaissance era, combined with contemporary
Hungarian music and arrangements of popular music.
a youth programme for the Hungarian Television ("Ace") the ensemble
won first prize. After this success, they were invited by the Hungarian
Television and Radio to perform in various towns throughout Hungary.
Youth programme of the Television.
In 1990: Concerts in Germany and Netherland.
In 1991: International mastercourse with Jeremy Jackman (old member
of The King's Singers) in Vienna and Budapest.
First prize in Coccaglio (Italy) at the Luca Marenzio Competition.
In 1994: First prize in Arezzo (Italy) at the International
In 1995: Concert tour in Finland and Estonia, organized by the Hungarian
Ministry of Culture.
First prize in the profane music and second prize in the sacred
music category in Tolosa (Spain) at the International Choir
In 1996: First prize and Grand Prix in Debrecen (Hungary)
at the Béla Bartók XVII. International Choir Competition.
In 1997: International mastercourse with Alastair
Thompson (founder of The King's Singers) in Hungary.
In 1998: International mastercourse with Grayston "Bill"
Ives (old member of The King's Singers) in Hungary and with Rebecca
(artistic leader of the Cappella Pratensis).
In 2000: Concert tour in Germany, Austria and Slovakia.
In 2001: Concert tour in Germany, Austria, England, Japan. Third prize in Maasmechelen (Belgium). First prize in Tolosa (Spain), International mastercourse with Sally Dunkley
and Francis Steele (members of The
Tallis Scholars) in Hungary.
In 2002: Concert tour in France, Switzerland, Germany.
In 2003: Concert tour in England, Schottland, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Japan
In 2004: Councert tour in the USA, Lebanon, Japan, England, France
Banchieri Singers started the professional career after the success
at Tolosa, Spain. Beside their performances in several different European countries, they had tours in Japan, and in the USA as well.
The Banchieri Singers have recorded 7 different CDs. "Banchieri Singers" "Musica" "Lily song" "Illés szekerén" "East and West" "L'anima spiro" "Masterpiece".
ensemble respects and honours Zoltán Kodály's intellectual
heritage and they have been undertaking the task of popularising
his music pedagogy since the beginning of their establishment. Part
of their ambition is to popularise the music system of Zoltán
Kodály, and make it approachable and enjoyable for everyone.
This is why they choose their denominator, Adriano Banchieri and
his thoughts for their slogan:
well as serious dramatic works people need joy, pieces providing
light entertainment.Do one of them well and enjoy the other."
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