Géza Klembala

The leader of the CantuS CorvinuS Vocal Ensemble


klembala gézaGÉZA KLEMBALA is active both as music teacher and performer in different fields of early music: as conductor, choir leader, harpsichordist and recorder player.
He studied choral direction, music teaching and harpsichord with István Párkai and with János Sebestyén respectively at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. For several years he participated the harpsichord master courses of Mr. Kenneth Gilbert and Jos van Immerseel in Antwerp, Belgium.
As harpsichord and recorder player he has played in several chamber-music ensembles, while the constant member of the Camerata Hungarica, the first Hungarian ensemble to perform early Hungarian music.
As moderator in the non–profit cultural radio station he made several series of programs on sacred music, on Bach–cantatas, on early codices, etc.
As a teacher he taught music in classrooms of primary schools, set up and coordinated music curriculums and taught music in secondary music schools and conservatories. At the beginning of the ’90-s he and was principle of the Leo Weiner Music Conservatory in Budapest. He is teaching music and music history at a secondary school and is a teacher of afternoon music programs of international schools in Budapest.
As a guest professor in the Kodály Center of America (Newton, MA, USA), a postgraduate music institution, he was professor for the academic year and taught conducting, music theory, solfege, and folk music analysis in 1986/87. He is a returning guest-professor for Kodály related subjects at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
In 1992/94 he conducted and directed a series of some 120 performances of Bach cantatas, a music in church service in the Budapest Downtown Parochial Church whith live radio broadcasting.
In 1988 he founded CantuS CorvinuS vocal ensemble specialized for the performance of early vocal music and eversince he gives concerts in Hungary and abroad (Austria, Germany, Denmark, Italy), perform on CD-s and radio recordings, TV shows.