Dr. Katalin Kiss is a choral conductor with wide international experiences and reputation. She is also the founder and the artistic director of Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble.
She is an elected member of the prestigious World Choir Games Council, Germany. Katalin is a professor at Kodály Institute of Liszt Academy of Music, guest professor at Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China and the founder and the general manager of the music publisher Ars Nova Editio.
Under her direction, Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble has represented Hungarian choral culture at many important forums such as Peralada Festival in Spain, World Symposium on Choral Music in Holland, European Grand Prix in Italy or ABCD Conference in Birmingham, Great-Britain, Modern Music Festival in Beijing, China.
Their many CD recordings include Contemporary Hungarian Masses (1996), Notturno (a cappella choral works by Ferenc Farkas) (2000), and Ars Nova Sings Orbán 1. (2006). Convivium Records published their latest recording (the second complete CD of György Orbán’s compositions) in 2015.