László Fehér, conductor

László Fehér conductorLászló Fehér conductor born in 1934, Budapest. Started his musical studies in the Pest Nemzeti Zenede where his piano teacher was Edit Czöllner and learnt musical theory from Lőrinc Kesztler. At the Conservatory his teachers were Kálmán Halász and Ferenc Gergely (organ), Rezső Sugár (composition). He learnt sacred music from Artur Harmat and Sebestyén Pécsi. He became cantor of the Józsefváros Parish Church in 1954, and the chorus master of Jézus Szíve Church in 1955.

László Fehér has been the conductor of the Saint Stephen Basilica’s Choir since 1962. He taught and conducted several oratories, has a significant role in promoting and performing 20th century church music. Since 1984 he has led the choir on tours in Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and in Transylvania, Romania.

He was the Hungarian member of jury of the ‘Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’ choir competition in Rome, 1995.

He was honoured with Ferenc Köcsey Award on the Day of Hungarian Culture in 2006, Saint Adalbert Award in 2009.

László Fehér received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. He was honoured with the award by Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Resources within a ceremony at the Saint Stepen Basilica.