Founder and Honorary President of the BBCC

György Gulyás


President of the BBCC

István Puskás

Deputy Mayor of Debrecen MJV responsible for culture

Members of the ART COMMITTEE

Ágnes Török


Zoltán Holper-Kocsis

chief, choirmaster


József Nemes


ORGANISERS of the Competition

Kodály Philharmonia Debrecen ranks among Hungary’s top symphonic ensembles. Owned by the municipality of Debrecen, the second largest city of Hungary, it coordinates the classical music life of both the city and the region.

The Philharmonia unites and manages two nationally acclaimed ensembles, the Kodály Philharmonic and the Kodály Choir, both the pride of the city, and thus it is one of Hungary’s leading cultural institutions. Dániel Somogyi-Tóth was appointed as its General Music Director in 2022.

The orchestra is often joined by the 46-member choir for their immensely popular season ticket concerts. Furthermore, the orchestra often invites renowned musicians both from Hungary and around the world, while the choir gives a cappella concerts with guest artists or presents exciting productions that include other forms of art.

JM International (JMI) is a global network of NGOs offering musical development opportunities for young people and children, open to all musical styles and open to crossing social, geographical and cultural boundaries.

The organisation defines four priorities: young musicians, young audiences, youth empowerment, and youth orchestras and ensembles, thus promoting intercultural dialogue and acceptance through an international platform.