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.

Klembala Géza

harpsichord, chorus master

He studied at the Lisz Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest. His teachers were István Párkai (conducting) and Melinda Kistétényi (solfege). He learned to play the cembalo as a student of János Sebestyén. He took part in the master courses of Kenneth Gilbert and Jos van Immerseel in Belgium during the summers of 1980, 1981 and 1982.

He’s been a member of the Camerata Hungarica Ensemble since 1980, where he plays early keyboard, wind and percussion instruments. He’s founder and artistic director of the Early Music Studio.

After graduating from the Academy of Music he began teaching at the Táncsics Mihály Secondary School in Budapest. In 1983 he was commissioned to develop and introduce a special secondary level music curriculum. In 1986/87 he was invited by the Kodály Center of America to spend three semesters in Boston teaching solfege, folk music and as well as conducting the institute’s children’s and adult choir.

He presented several radio program-series, such as Music of the Renaissance (1985/86), Music of the Codexes (1989/90, received a Nívó Prize) and Music of Festivities (1990/91).