László Durányik is a graduate of Teacher’s Training College in Nyíregyháza, Hungary and of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, with degrees in music, mathematics, musicology and conducting. Following his tenure as the conductor of the Cantemus Boys’ Choir in Nyíregyháza, he began his current position as solfége teacher and choir director at the original Kodály Music School in Kecskemét, Hungary. He is the founder of three award-winning choirs: Miraculum Children’s Choir, Aurin Girls’ Choir, and Aurin Female Choir and has been conducting them since he started teaching at the Kodály School. Since 1997 they have collected sixty five (45 first) prizes on several International competitions and festivals: Nyíregyháza, Debrecen, Budapest /Hungary/, Llangollen /Wales-England/, Celje /Slovenia/, Pohlheim /Germany/, Arezzo, Riva del Garda, Grado, Lecco /Italy/, Linz /Austria/,Tolosa, Cantonigros /Spain/, Tours /France/, Kalundborg /Denmark/, Neerpelt, Maasmechelen /Belgium/, Xiamen /China/,Wroclaw, Warsaw, Krakow /Poland/, Paralia /Greece/, Fundao /Portugal/ and gave concerts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Italy, England, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Romania, France, Scotland, Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Macedonia, Greece and Portugal.
László has given lectures at a number of international Kodály seminars and has worked as a guest conductor in Australia, South Korea, Scotland, England, the USA, Estonia, Serbia, Iceland, China (Shanghai, Hong-Kong, Beijing) and was invited as jury member at international competitions.
His work was rewarded with a Kodály prize in 2005, a Csokonai prize in 2007, a Talents Managements Award, and a County Art Award in 2013.