Scholarships

Bacon-Erdei Scholarship

To commemorate the long-lasting and fruitful cooperation between the Kodály Center of America (KCA), Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA and the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy, Kecskemét, Hungary, and in recognition of the activities and achievement of professor Péter Erdei, co-founder of the Kodály Musical Training Institute (KMTI), Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA, director of the Kodály Institute for 34 years (1974-2008) and in preparation for the 2017 Kodály anniversaries, the Foundation announced a generous post-master scholarship made possible by, and in accordance with, the bequest of the late Denise Bacon of Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA, co-founder of the Kodály Musical Training Institute, founder of the Kodály Center of America. This scholarship is granted to either performing artists, pedagogues or researchers who – in a concentrated period of time (3 to 10 months) – wish to deepen their knowledge of Zoltán Kodály’s compositions, educational philosophy or 20th century Hungarian art music related to the life work of Zoltán Kodály.

The Scholarship is a sum of net HUF 200.000/month, which can be used by the recipient to ease the burden of living expenses while in Hungary.

Both Hungarians and foreigners may apply, the language of the application is English.

The Bacon-Erdei Scholarship was first publicly announced in the year 2016 and will in the future be announced occasionally – but not necessarily on a yearly basis(!) – by the Foundation.

Sarolta Kodály Scholarship

This scholarship – provided by Mrs Zoltán Kodály (Sarolta Péczely) and administered by the Foundation – is meant for worthy candidates wishing to study and accepted in the MA programme of the Kodály Institute and it covers the tuition fee (or in special cases half tuition) for a full academic year.
It is primarily given for second year study at the Institute and is also open to candidates who have already participated at a Kodály Seminar in Kecskemét or in any short course organized elsewhere by the Institute.

Éva Vendrei Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship – created by the Foundation to commemorate the late Éva Vendrei, one time faculty member and deputy director of the Kodály Institute – is meant for candidates wishing to study and accepted in the full academic year programme of the Kodály Institute (mainly in the diploma course, or possibly in the MA programme), and it covers the tuition fee (or in special cases half tuition) for a full academic year.
It is primarily meant for second year study at the Institute and is also open to candidates who have already participated at a Kodály Seminar in Kecskemét or in any short course organized elsewhere by the Institute.

Scholarship Recipients

Bacon-Erdei Scholarship:
Ms Morgane de Lafforest, France (2016-2017)
Ms Sarah Skerritt, Ireland (2016-2017)

Sarolta Kodály Scholarship:
Ms Holly O’Grady, Ireland (2015-2016)
Ms Tracy Nagle, Ireland (2014-2015)
Ms Qiu Liping, China (2013-2014)
Ms Sze Yin Heng, Malaysia (2012-2013)
Mr Fernando Cardenas, Chile (2011-2012)
Ms Heng Che, China (2011-2012)
Ms Heather Bissell, USA (2009-2010)
Mrs Lam Wing, China (2009-2010)
Ms Joanna Maluga, Poland (2008-2009)
Ms Claire O’Brien, Ireland (2008-2009)
Ms Sarah Dunn, USA (2007-2008)
Ms Sarah Robinson, Great Britain (2006-2007)
Ms Mika Yagi, Japan (2005-2006)
Ms Jorgianne Aurora Talbot, Canada (2004-2005)
Ms Aleta King, Australia (2003-2004)
Mr Sergio de la Ossa, Spain (2003-2004)
Ms Diana Dugger, USA (2002-2003)
Ms Aya Hirano, Japan (2002-2003)
Ms Jorgelina Giordano, Argentina (2001-2002)
Ms Maíréad Ní Chonduín, Ireland (2000-2001)
Mr Lorraine O’Connell, Ireland (1999-2000)
Ms Vassia Tsouva, Greece (1998-1999)
Mr Marek Maryniak, Great Britain (1997-1998)
Ms Simonetta Soffientini, Italy (1996-1997)
Mr Reinhard Findenegg, Austria (1996-1997)
Ms Julie Hudson, Australia (1995-1996)
Ms Sun Min Lee, Korea (1995-1996)
Mr Norbert Huber, Austria (1995-1996)

Éva Vendrei Memorial Scholarship:
Ms Sarah Keane, Ireland (2016-2017)
Ms Marion Marzanasco, France (2015-2016)
Ms Sarah Skerritt, Ireland (2015-2016)
Ms Bareum Lee Chan, Korea (2013-2014)
Ms Winnie Chan, Malaysia (2012-2013)
Mr Simon Calommo, Zambia (2011-2012)
Ms Wipawan Jumneanpan, Thailand (2008-2009)
Mrs Christa McCartney, Isle of Man (2007-2008)

Foundation Scholarship:
Ms Patricia Kammerer, USA (2005-2006)
Ms Satori Kubo, Japan (2004-2005)
Ms Aya Hirano, Japan (2003-2004)
Ms Marta Jiménez Cerdanya, Spain (2001-2002)
Ms Diana Dugger, USA (2001-2002)
Mr Nauzet Mederos, Spain (2000-2001)
Mr Paulo Jose Maia Neto, Spain (2000-2001)
Ms Frauke Eller, Germany (1999-2000)
Ms Zheng Li, China (1997-1998)