6th – 11th July 2020 Royal Conservatory The Haag, Netherland – strings

Prof. Géza Szilvay


19th –  25th July 2020 Foundation Course – violin & viola & cello, Kodály Institute, Kecskemét, Hungary
Csaba Szilvay, Géza Szilvay

Cancelled! The Kodály Institute in Kecskemét is under renovation.


2nd – 7th August 2020 Foundation Course – violin & viola, NYCoS Kodály Summer School, Edinburgh, UK
Prof. Géza Szilvay
Contact: Yvonne Wyroslawska –

Postponed for August 2021.


28th August – 2nd September 2020 Centro Studi Musica and Arts, Via Pietrapiana 32, 50121 Florence, Italy – violin & viola

Prof. Géza Szilvay

Contact: Stefania di Blasio – 


19th – 23rd April 2021 Foundation Course, Bundesakademie Trossingen, Trossingen Germany – violin & viola & cello

Prof. Géza Szilvay, Yvonne Frye, Csaba Szilvay/Csilla Tuhkanen

Contact: Christina Hollmann –


2020 Introduction Course, ESTA Norway, Oslo, violin & viola, Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019 Follow up Course, Heinrich-Schütz-Konservatorium, Dresden – violin & viola – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019 Introduction and Follow up Course, Royal Conservatory The Hague, Netherlands, violin & viola & cello – Prof. Géza Szilvay, Csaba Szilvay

2019 Colourstrings Certificate Phase 2 B for violin & viola, Bundesakademie Trossingen – Trossingen, Germany – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019 Introduction Course, PMPH Chinese publisher, Chongqing, China – violin & viola – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019 Colourstrings Introduction, Central Conservatory Peking, violin & viola – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019 Basic Course, Bundesakademie Trossingen – Trossingen, Germany – violin & viola – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019 Colourstrings Seminar Orchester- & Stimmprobentechnik, Bundesakademie Trossingen – Trossingen, Germany – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019 Introduction course, violin & viola & cello, II.  International Istanbul Kodály Education Days, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
– Prof. Géza Szilvay, Csaba Szilvay

2019 Basic Colourstrings Course, violin & viola & cello, Roehampton University, London – Prof. Géza Szilvay, Csaba Szilvay

2019 International Phase 2A violin, Roehampton University, London – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019  Introduction Course, violin & viola, NYCoS Kodály Summer School, Edinburgh – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2019 Phase 1 (violin & viola & cello) Toowoomba, Australia –  Yvonne Frye, Csilla Tuhkanen

2019 Phase 2 B, Toowoomba, Australia – Yvonne Frye

2019 Phase 2 A Toowoomba Australia – Yvonne Frye, Csilla Tuhkanen

2019 Introduction Course, ESTA Italia, Cremona – Prof. Géza Szilvay

2018 Workshop The Hague Royal Conservatory – Hague, Netherlands, Prof. Géza Szilvay, Csaba Szilvay

2018 Cello Introduction East-Helsinki Music Institute – Helsinki, Finland, Csilla Tuhkanen, Taru Aarnio

2018 Phase 3 East-Helsinki Music Institute – Helsinki, Finland, Prof. Géza Szilvay, Yvonne Frye, Heidi Viksten

2018 Phase 2 A Bundesakademie Trossingen – Trossingen, Germany, Prof. Géza Szilvay, Yvonne Frye

2018 Workshop Florence Conservatory – Florence, Italy, Prof. Géza Szilvay

2018 International Phase 1 Musical Marti – Madrid, Spain, Prof. Géza Szilvay, Yvonne Frye

2018 Orchestra and Colourstrings Basic Course Edinburgh –  Edinburgh, Scotland, Prof. Géza Szilvay

2018 Introduction Taverny – Taverny, France, Yvonne Frye

2018 Workshop Dresden Conservatory – Dresden, Germany,  Prof. Géza Szilvay

2018 Refresher Course – Chile, Yvonne Frye

2017  One Day Workshop ESTA – Malta, Prof. Géza Szilvay

2017 Lecture University Tallinn – Tallinn, Prof. Géza Szilvay

2017 Workshop Beijing Central Conservatory– Beijing, Prof. Géza Szilvay

2017 Workshop Munster Hochschule – Munster, Germany, Prof. Géza Szilvay

2017 Follow up course in Fribourg Konservatorium – Fribourg, Switzerland, Yvonne Frye

2017  Phase 1  28th International Colourstrings Forum – Trossingen, Germany

2017  Basic Colourstrings Course – Glasgow, Scotland

2017 Basic Colourstrings Course – Kecskemét, Hungary

2017  Phase 2 International Colourstrings course. Helsinki, Finland

2017   Workshop Conservatory Freiburg, Switzerland  Yvonne Frye – violin,viola

2017  Workshop at the Yehudi Menuhin school, London  Yvonne Frye – violin, viola

2017  Basic Colourstrings Course – Madrid, Spain Prof. Géza Szilvay – violin, viola

2017   Colourstrings Basic Course Trossingen, Germany (Prof. Géza Szilvay, Yvonne Frye, Csaba Szilvay & Csilla Tuhkanen)

2017    Introductory Colourstrings Course – Paris, France (Prof. Géza Szilvay)

2017    Indiana Jacobs school of music, USA (Yvonne Frye)

2017    CS  course and masterclass for children at Boston String Academy, USA (Yvonne Frye) 

2017    Chambermusic festival, South Africa (Yvonne Frye)                                      

2016    Key note speech about group teaching at the EMO conference in Copenhagen, Denmark Yvonne Frye

2016    27th International COLOURSTRINGS – COURSE, The East Helsinki Music Institute

2016    One Day Music Kindergarten Workshop for Instrumentalists, The East Helsinki Music Institute Karen Mackenzie

2016    Colourstrings Music Kindergarten and Colour Keys, Edinburgh, Scotland

2016    COLOURSTRINGS INTRODUCTION COURSE for Violin and Cello, Kecskemét, Hungary, The Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music Géza and Csaba Szilvay

2016    Coloustrings Orchestra course in Bundesakademie Trossingen, Germany Géza Szilvay, Yvonne Frye

2016    CS Phase 1 and 2A at ANU, Canberra, Australia Géza and Csaba Szilvay, Yvonne Frye

2016    CS coaching weekend at Conservatori de Reus, Catalonia, Spain Yvonne Frye

2016    CS Phase 2B at Trossingen Bundesakademie Géza Szilvay, Yvonne Frye

2016    CS Weekend course in Galway, Ireland Yvonne Frye

2016    Colourstrings introduction course in Santiago de Chile Yvonne Frye

2015    CS demonstration via distance teaching from the Sibelius Academy to Indiana University Bloomington in cooperation with Mimi Zweig Yvonne Frye

2015    CS Introductory lecture Jyväskylä Finland Yvonne Frye

2015    CS Introductory lecture Finland Yvonne Frye, Csilla Szilvay

2015    CS Introductory lecture Finland Yvonne Frye, Csilla Szilvay

2015    Keynote speech Luzern, EMU congress (European Music School Union) Yvonne Frye

2015    Peking Central Conservatory of Music Géza Szilvay

2015    Madrid CEPIC Géza Szilvay

2015    London Menuhin School CS teacher team

2015    Kecskemét Kodály Institute Géza Szilvay

2015    Germany, Trossingen, Bundesakademie – June 2015 Yvonne Frye, Géza Szilvay

2015    Germany, Trossingen Bundesakademie – September 2015 Yvonne Frye

2015    Follow up/Refreshing course in South Africa, Johannesburg Yvonne Frye

2015    South Africa, Johannesburg, Introduction Yvonne Frye

2014    South Africa, Johannesburg, Introduction

2014    The Faroe Island

2014     Hungary, Kecskemét, International Kodály Institute, 25th International Colourstrings Course, Phase I

2014     Germany, Trossingen, Colourstrings Certification Course, Phase I

2014     Germany, Dresden, Schütz Konservatorium, Intensive Introduction course

2014     France, Valencienne, Conservatoire, Introduction course

2014     Austria, Klagenfurt, International Colourstrings Course, Phase II

2014     Australia, Toowomba, Conservatory, Colourstrings course, Phase I

2013     UK, London, Weekend Course
2013     Switzerland, Basel, Colourstrings Introduction Course
2013     Spain, Barcelona, Weekend Course
2013     Spain, Banyoles School of Music, Colourstrings Course for string teachers
2013     Poland, Warzawa, Colourstrings Introduction Course
2013     Hungary, Kecskemét – Kodály Institute
2013     Greece, Athens, Keynote Speech
2013     Germany, Trossingen, Colourstrings Introduction Course
2013     Germany, Mönchengladbach, Weekend Course
2013     Austria, St.Paul, 24th International Colourstrings Course, Phase I   Phase IIa

2012     Poland, Warsawa, Censa, Conference key note speech CS
2012     Nepal, Kathmandu, Colourstrings Introduction Course
2012     Germany, Landesmusikakademie Hamburg, Introduction
2012     Germany Bundesakademie Trossingen, Intensive Introduction
2012     England, London, 23th International Colourstrings Course, Phase I   Phase II

2011     Germany, Trossingen Bundesakademie, Introduction Course
2011     Germany, Berlin, Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler Introduction
2011     Austria, Salzburg, Mozarteum, Introduction Course

2010     Germany, Dortmund, National ESTA Kongress ,Key note speech
2010     Germany, Coesfeld, Kolping Bildungsstätte, CS Introduction
2010     Finnland, Helsinki, Colourstrings Teacher Training course 3rd Phase, 28th Nov-5th Dec
2010     Austria, Klagenfurt, Colourstrings Teacher Training course 2nd Phase, January
2010     Austria, Feldkirch national ESTA Kongress , Key note speech

2009     Austria, St.Paul, The XX International Colourstrings Teacher Training Course, August

2008     Finland, Lahti Conservatory, orchestra course
2008     Finland, East Helsinki Music Institute, XIX International Colourstrings Course
2008     Czech Republic, Liberec
2007     USA, Ohio, Columbus, 18th International Kodály Symposium, keynote speech
2007     Italy, Cremona, 35th International ESTA Conference, Double bass lecture by Lasse Lagercrantz
2007     Hungary, Budapest, Szabolcsi Bence Music School
2007     France, Lille, Conservatoire National de Région
2007     England, London, XVIII International Colourstrings Course
2007     Denmark, Copenhagen, Royal Academy of Music
2007     Austria, Horn, Allegro Vivo Festival, Introduction Course
2007     Austria, Horn, Allegro Vivo Festival, Introduction Course
2006     Spain, Madrid, Alcalá de Henares University
2006     Italy, South Tirol, Bozen music educational institute
2006     Germany, Frankfurt, International Music Fair
2006     France, 6th Figeac Festival
2006     Finland, Kuopio Music Centre, European Music Union EMU General Assembly
2006     England, London, XVII International Colourstrings Course
2006     Denmark, Odense, Carl Nielsen Music Academy
2006     Denmark, Copenhagen, Royal Academy of Music
2006     Austria, Innsbruck (ESTA)
2005     Switzerland, Neuchatel (ESTA)
2005     Finland, Helsinki: The XVI International Colourstrings Symposium and Course
2005     China, Central Conservatory of Beijing, International Kodály Symposium
2004     The Faroe Islands
2004     Slovenia, Bled Festival
2004     Scotland, Glasgow (ESTA)
2004     Hungary, Budapest Szabolcsi Bence Music school
2004     France, Figeac Festival
2004     Finland, Pietarsaari, Finlands svenska sång- och musikförbund
2004     Finland, Kuhmo: X Prima Nota Festival
2004     Finland, Kotka, Maakuntapäivä “Musiikin siivet ja juuret”
2004     Finland, Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa Polytech
2004     England, London, XV International Colourstrings Course
2004     England, London and Cambridge, ESTA British Branch
2004     Denmark, Vejle, Conference by the Danish Ministry of Education
2004     Austria, Klagenfurt University
2003     Switzerland, Lugano Conservatory
2003     Italy, Majano, Italian ESTA
2003     Italy, 3rd Mozartini Festival and 51st Ravello Festival
2003     France, Amiens Conservatory
2003     France, 3rd Figeac Festival
2003     Finland, Kuhmo: IX Prima Nota Festival
2003     England, London: Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2003     England, London, XIV International Colourstrings Course
2003     England, Cornwall (ESTA)
2003     Austria, Wien Conservatory
2002     Spain, Barcelona: Forum Musica
2002     Italy, Montecorvino Rovella: Mozartini Festival
2002     Hungary, Budapest Szabolcsi B. Music school
2002     Finland, Kuhmo: VIII Prima Nota Festival
2002     England, London: XIII International Colourstrings Course
2002     England, Cardiff: Royal Welsh Music Academy (ESTA)
2001     Scotland, Glasgow Royal Music Academy (ESTA)
2001     France, Paris (ESTA and Association of European Music Institutions)
2001     Finland, Kuhmo: VII Prima Nota Festival
2001     Finland, Helsinki: International Colourstrings symposium and XII International Colourstrings Course (ESTA)
2001     Austria: Wien, Salzburg, Graz (Jeunesse)
2001     Austria, Klagenfurt, Kärntner Landeskonservatorium
2001     Austria, Innsbruck Conservatory (ESTA)
2000     London, England: XI International Colourstrings course
2000     Italy, Bologna: ESTA, International Festival ”La Musica ai Bambini”
2000     France, Amboise (FFEM)
2000     Finland, Kuhmo: VI Prima Nota Festival
2000     Austria, Vienna Conservatory
2000     Austria, Linz: Upper Austrian ESTA
1999     Tour of Europe: Dublin, Manchester, London, Brussels, Antwerp, The Hague, Düsseldorf
1999     Sweden, Gothenburg University: Course for string teachers, ESTA
1999     Latvia, Riga: Course for string teachers
1999     Hungary, Budapest: ESTA course for string teachers
1999     Helsinki: Workshop for Swedish and Austrian string students and teachers
1999     France, Paris: Course for string teachers, ESTA
1999     Finland, Kuhmo: V Prima Nota Festival
1999     England, Portsmouth: ESTA International Conference ”Strings 99”
1999     England, London: X International Colourstrings course
1998     Latvia, Riga: Course for string teachers
1998     Finland, Kuhmo: IV Prima Nota Festival
1998     Finland, Kuhmo: course for string teachers
1998     Estonia, Tallin
1998     England, London: IX International Colourstrings course
1998     Austria: lectures at all conservatories (Wien, Salzburg, Linz, Eisenstadt, Wiener Neustadt, Graz, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck (Austrian ESTA)
1998     Austria, Pörtschach: ESTA Conference
1997     Tour of Asia: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
1997     Germany: Colourstrings course at the Music Academy of Münster
1997     Finland, Kuhmo: III Prima Nota Festival
1997     England, London: VIII International Colourstrings course, West London University
1997     England, London, Silver Gala at the Barbican Centre
1996     Transsylvania, Szekelyudvarhely: Colourstrings course
1996     The Netherlands, Amsterdam: ISME Congress
1996     Sweden, Stockholm: Course for teachers, Stockholm Royal Music Academy
1996     Hungary, Concerts in honour of the millecentenary of Hungary
1996     Finland, Kuhmo: II Prima Nota Festival
1996     Faroe Islands: Festival of Scandinavian orchestras
1996     England, London: VII International Colourstrings course, West London University
1995     USA, Minneapolis: Organization of Kodály Educators Congress
1995     Norway, Oslo: Music Academy
1995     Finland, Kuhmo: Kuhmo Music Institute, I Prima Nota Festival for string orchestras
1995     England, London: VI International Colourstrings course, West London University
1995     Denmark, Tølløse: Teacher’s course for ESTA Danish section
1995     Denmark, Odense: NMPU Congress
1994     Tour of America: Rochester, London, Ann Arbor, Cleveland, Washington, Toronto
1994     Netherlands, Amsterdam: Teacher’s course for ESTA Dutch section
1994     England, London: V International Colourstrings course, West London University
1993     USA, Minnesota: Colourstrings course for string teachers at Mankato University, organized by ASTA
1993     USA, Connecticut: Colourstrings lecture at the International Kodály symposium at Hartford University
1993     Hungary, Kecskemét: Colourstrings course in connection with the international Kodály conference
1993     England, London: IV International Colourstrings course, West London University
1993     Denmark, Haslev: Colourstrings course for Scandinavian string teachers, organized by ESTA and Danish Kodály Society
1993     Australia: Canberra (AUSTA National Conference), Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart (lectures at universities, organized by AUSTA)
1992     Tour of Asia: Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei
1992     Korea, Seoul: ISME Congress
1992     Hungary, Budapest: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
1992     Estonia, Tallinn: Colourstrings Course for the teachers of the Conservatory
1992     England, London: III Interantional Colourstrings Course, Trinity College
1992     England, London: Colourstrings Course, West London University
1992     Denmark, Copenhagen: Colourstrings Course, Royal Conservatory
1991     Switzerland, Lausanne: ASTA Congress
1991     Sweden, Arvika: ESTA Congress
1991     Hungary, Kecskemét: Kodály Course
1991     England, London: II International Colourstrings Course, Trinity College
1991     Denmark, Haslev: ESTA Congress
1990     Tour of Europe: England, France, Germany
1990     Hungary, Budapest: Course for String Teachers
1990     Finland, Helsinki: ISME Congress
1990     England: Lectures at the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College of Music, London College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Royal Northern College of Music
1989     England, London: I International Colourstrings Course
1989     Denmark, Haslev: Kodály Workshop
1989     Denmark, Copenhagen: ESTA Workshop
1988     Hungary, Budapest: Kodály Workshop
1987     Tallinn, Riga, Moscow, Leningrad
1987     Great Britain: London, Exeter (ASTA Workshop), Aberdeen, Edinburgh
1987     Faroe Islands: NMPU
1987     Denmark, Haslev: Kodály Workshop
1986     The Netherlands: ESTA Workshop
1986     Austria, Innsbruck: ISME Congress
1985     Sweden, Stockholm: ESTA Seminar
1985     Scotland, Edinburgh: ESTA Workshop
1985     Faroe Islands: Music Festival
1984     Switzerland, Bern: ESTA Congress
1984     Denmark, Haslev: 1st Nordic Kodály Seminar
1983     Belgium, Antwerp: VI International Kodály Congress
1983     Australia, Melbourne: AUSTA Congress
1982     England, Bristol: ISME Congress
1981     Scotland, Edinburgh: Congress of the European String Teachers’ Association (ESTA)
1981     Japan, Sapporo: V International Kodály Congress
1981     Australia, Brisbane:Congress of the Australian String Teachers’ Association (AUSTA)
1980     Poland, Warsaw: ISME Congress
1980     Denmark, Copenhagen: Danish String Teachers’ Symposium
1979     Finland, Kuhmo: Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival
1979     Finland, Helsinki: NMPU Congress
1979     Australia, Sydney: IV International Kodály Congress
1978     Finland, Helsinki: Finnish Violin Teachers’ Symposium
1978     Canada, London: ISME Congress
1977     Sweden, Örebro: Congress of the Nordic Music Teachers’ Association (NMPU)