Concert by Morgane de Lafforest (France) and Sarah Skerritt (Ireland)

Recipients of the Bacon-Erdei Scholarship 2016
at 7 p.m. on 1 March, 2017
in the Concert Hall of the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét
organized by the Foundation for the Kodály Institute


Maurice Ravel:

  • Sonata for violin and cello
  • Chansons madécasses
  • Piano trio in A minor

Additional Performers:

Lisa Romain, violin
Krisztián Andor, piano
Gábor Csalog, piano
Máté Bán, flute

img_0853Morgane is a passionate and enthusiastic French cellist. She studied in the National Conservatoire of Lyon where she obtained her Masters degree with first class honours. Fascinated by Hungarian music, Morgane is continuing her musical education in the Liszt Academy, Budapest and in the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét. She is both pleased and honoured to accept the 2016-2017 Bacon-Erdei scholarship which offers her the opportunity to perform Hungarian cello repertoire. Commended for her stage presence as well as the sensibility of her playing, Morgane has previously been invited to perform in various European festivals and concert halls as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Wishing to transmit her passion to others, Morgane teaches cello and chamber music in music schools and master courses and creates successful transdisciplinary projects integrating dance, food, improvisation and graphic arts.


View More: Skerritt received her Bachelors degree with Honours in vocal performance and pedagogy from the Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin. As soloist, Sarah’s repertoire includes works such as Kodály’s Missa Brevis, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah and Fauré’s Requiem. In September 2014, she relocated to Hungary in order to attend the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Her specialization was Advanced Choral Conducting under Professor Péter Erdei. In July 2015, Sarah was invited to join Tenso Europe Chamber Choir conducted by Kaspars Putninš. She recently graduated with an M.A. in Kodály Music Pedagogy (Distinction). Awarded with the prestigious Bacon-Erdei Scholarship from the Foundation for the Kodály Institute, Sarah is undertaking an innovative research project based in Budapest/Kecskemét from September 2016 – June 2017. She is currently a member of the Új Liszt Ferenc Kamarakórus directed by Dr. László Norbert Nemes.


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