President of the Directorial Board
Journalist and editor. By education and profession, George
Gál is a violin and viola performer and teacher graduated from the
Liszt Ferenc College of Music, Pécs, Hungary.
From his first ensemble - Orchestra of the National Theater
of Pécs - the State Symphony Orchestra Leipzig affiliated him as
solo violist in the late 1960's.
In the early 1970's political restrictions as well as a family
tragedy led him back to Hungary where he became principal music teacher
in the State Music School at Mohács. At this time, becoming acquainted
with Professor K. Lissák's neurophysiological experiments on the
mother-infant interaction, G. G. begun to adopt these results to the Suzuki-method
of the violin teaching of preschool children. As music editor of the Hungarian
Radio Broadcast in Pécs' Region, he elaborated a series of Music
Teaching Program for the German Minority Kindergartens in 1972, which has
been applied in several countries since then.
By the end of the 1970's he returned to the Symphony Orchestra
of Pécs as first violist but less than a decade later his poor health
forced him to retire from the musician career unavoidably.
In the following years he turned to the journalism, music
history as well as restoration of stringed instruments. Mr. Gál
has become an elected member of the Regional Committee of Musical Science
of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Association of Hungarian Journalists.
He has published several scientific studies on the history of musical instruments,
reports, articles, notes and comments on the history and present of hungarian
handicraftsmanship. He established and/or edited a number of weekly journals
and periodicals (e.g. Forensic Newsletters,
MV Craftsmen, Craftsmanship of Pécs, etc.). In 1992 he edited and
published a medical historical report book entitled „In Memoriam Professor
Among others, George Gál was a founding member of
the first hungarian civil organizations i.e. the Hungarian Society of Naturists
and the Naturist Association of Mohács in the early 1970's.
Besides this diverging activity, Mr. Gál is the president
of Objects Expert's Division of the Regional
Committee of the Hungarian Chamber of Legal Experts and he has been
director and/or representative of several social organizations and