Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Ars Nova Énekegyüttes

Orchestra, choir, ensemble

The Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble (Kecskemét, Hungary) was founded in 1990 by its current artistic director, Ms. Katalin Kiss. Since its founding the ensemble has:
- regularly given concerts both in Hungary and abroad (in Austria, Greece, Germany, France, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the USA),
- produced radio and television recordings,
- published its first CD recording in the spring of 1997 with the title Contemporary Hungarian Masses,
- participated in a series of world premiers for the works of contemporary composers,
- been honored with a number of choral pieces being written and dedicated to them.
The ensemble has enjoyed considerable success at various international choir competitions:
- Athens International Choir Competition (Greece, 1990): First Prize in the year the Choir was founded.
In the 1996/97 concert season Ars Nova won the following prizes:
- Ankara International Choir Competition (Turkey, 1996): First Prize, Grand Prix,
- Béla Bartók International Choir Competition (Hungary, 1992): Third Prize,
- Budapest International Choir Competition (Hungary, 1997): First Prize,
- Tours International Choir Competition (France, 1997): First Prize Chamber Choir category, First Prize Free Programme category, Grand Prix and Special Prize for the performance of Kodály's pieces,
- Robert Schumann International Choir Competition (Germany, 1998): First Prize, Special Prize and Grand Prix.
- Budapest International Choir Competition (Hungary, 1999): First Prize and Grand Prix.
- Helsingborg International Choir Competition (Sweden, 2004): First Prize.