OUR CONDUCTOR: OTTILIA HORÁNYIThe founder conductor and art director of our choir, Ottilia Horányi, has been a central figure of the music scene in Székesfehérvár. She graduated from the Academy of Music as Zoltán Vásárhelyi’s student and got her degree in singing teaching and choir conducting. After finishing her studies, she taught first at the Primary School of Music and Singing, then at Vasvári Pál Secondary Grammar School. Later, she worked as a teacher, as well as the conductor of the school’s mixed choir, at Hermann László Music School and Vocational School of Music. She has been awarded several times for her work:
In 1980 she got Székesfehérvárért Medal (Medal for Székesfehérvár).
In 1981 she got Kiváló Pedagógus Award (the Excellent Pedagogue Award).
Since 1983 she has been member of the Magyar Kodály Társaság (Hungarian Kodály Society).
In 2002 she was given Székesfehérvárért Prize (Prize For Székesfehérvár).
In 2004 she got Fricsay Richard Prize (Fricsay Richard Award).
In 2012 she was awarded the Pro Civitae Medallion by the local government of Székesfehérvár.
In 1978 she got Szocialista Kultúráért Award. (Award for Socialist Culture).