PROF. DR. TAMÁS LAKNER – CURRICULUM
He studied choir conducting in Budapest at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. His DLA thesis was dedicated to The post- Kodályian children's choir literature in Hungary. Currently he is professor of choral conducting at the Pécs University of Sciences, teaching Kodály methodologhy and choral conducting. With his choirs Bela Bartók Male Choir, the Pannonton University Choir and the Bach Vocal Ensemble he has won 52 prizes at different international choir competion.
Béla Bartók Male Choir has several recordings, including: Zoltán Kodály – Choral Works For Male Voices (complete), as world premiere by Hungaroton Classic. Tamas Lakner is a sought-after jury member and popular workshop-leader at international choral events. His lectures abroad cover a broad range of choral topics, such as, „The modernity of Kodály's music pedagogy” (University of Columbia of Canada), „Coherence and relationship between the choral art and pedagogy of Kodály”(San Jose University of Mendoza, Argentina)”Development of the personality trought the choral art of Kodály”(Konstantin University, Nitra, Slovakia), „Kodály compositions for male choirs” (ACDA. Minneapolis, USA and BeiHang University, Beijing, China))
In addition to other acknowledgements, Tamas Lakner is decorated with Bartók Memorial Plaquette and Liszt-Award, the highest recognitions for choral musicians in Hungary.
He is founder and artistic director of the Pécs Cantat and European Convivial Wine Song Festivals.
He is the Dean of the Faculty of Music and Visual Art.