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.

Kiss Katalin

chorus master

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Received her diploma in choral conducting and music education at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
In December, 2002 she was conferred upon the Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) in performing arts at the Liszt Academy of Music. She spent several years at Kodály Center of America in the USA as a guest lecturer and conductor.
In 1990 she founded the @@KAR_273## Vocal Ensemble. The choir won under her lead major titles in Europe. Beside many first prizes and special honours they won Grand Prix in Ankara, Turkey 1996, Tours, France 1997, Zwickau, Germany 1998, Maribor, Slovenia 1998, Budapest, Hungary 1999.
With Ars Nova and other choirs she gave concerts throughout Europe and the United States and has given numerous first performances and radio recording and CD-s.
In 1993 she founded Ars Nova Editio and became one of the major publishers of contemporary Hungarian choral Music.
She founded the World Choir of Hungarians, that serves the reunion of Hungarians from all over the world in Music at special national festivals (1996, 2000).
She is a regular performer and lecturer at music conventions, symposia and seminars in Hungary and in abroad.
She received the prestigous "József Katona" Award from the town of Kecskemét (1996) and the ARTISJUS Award (in 1997 and 1999) "for the extraordinary high standard of the dissemination of contemporary music". She was given the Silver Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary (civil) in 2022.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1995 Hommage Magyar Rádió MR 011 4 CDs
1997 Kortárs magyar misék
(Contemporary Hungarian Masses)
Hungaroton HCD 31711 Own
2000 Farkas Ferenc: Notturno - Kórusművek
(Ferenc Farkas: Notturno - Choral Works)
Hungaroton HCD 31853