Esther Hargittai

Esther Hargittai graduated in 1995 in Choral Conducting and Music Education at the prestigious “Liszt Academy of Music” in Budapest. From 1996 – 2005 she worked for a well-known children’s choir in Israel, the ‘Efroni Choir’, where she set up, conducted and managed the “Young Efroni Choir”, teaching music and conducting choirs of all age groups in Israel. Esther had numerous performances in a variety of settings (national events, TV programmes, charities), including representing Israel in the USA (Washington, Kennedy Centre, Salt Lake City) and France. She also co-authored a Kodály Method manual for music teachers in Israel, published by the Jerusalem Music Centre. 

Since 2006 she has been a tutor for the British Kodály Academy, running conducting and musicianship courses and workshops around the UK and abroad, and working as part of their CPD development team. Since 2016 Esther has taught musicianship according to the Kodály philosophy at the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama/Junior Guildhall String Training Programme and she runs the Junior Guildhall String Training Programme’s children choir.