The Embassy strongly cooperates with Cristina Brito da Cruz, professor of the Escola Superior de Música, who received the Golden Cross of Merit of Hungary from the Ambassador in recognition of her work of several decades teaching the Kodály-method. László Norbert Nemes, director of the Kecskemét Kodály Institute, Dr. Manuela Encarnacão, president of the  Associação Portuguesa de Educação Musical as well as Ms. Beáta Furka, direcor of the International Department of the Liszt Music Academy were also present at the event.  The ceremony took place on a day, when the annual Kodály-method master-class was held in Lisbon, which enabled more than 30 teachers of music to get familiar with the Kodály-method. Ambassador Klára Breuer emphasized that this master-course was relaunched in Lisbon, after a few years of interval, because of the Embassy’s efforts. Kodály is appreciated in Portugal among experts of music and it is important to broaden this circle with many more teachers. It is not by chance that the great Portuguese composer and Ethnomusicologist, Lopes Graça wanted to get in touch with our two music geniuses of the 20th century, Kodály and Bartók. Students of the Escola Superior de Música, who, thanks to Cristina Brito da Cruz, have already studied at the Kecskemét Kodály Institute, offered a choral concert with singing among other the Kodály piece: Evening Song in Hungarian. Professor Cristina Brito da Cruz when accepting the decoration summaries her sentiments by saying the year that she spent in the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét changed her life and she hoped that in Portugal, too many would decide to join Centro Kodály de Portugal.