Biography long

Education:




2014 - 2016 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest Mentoring Postgraduate Studies
2005 - 2010 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest Orchestra conducting
2000 - 2005 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest Composition
1996 - 2000 Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music, Budapest Piano and Composition
1994 - 1996 Kodály Zoltán Secondary School of Music, Debrecen Piano
1987 - 1994 Simonffy Emil Music School, Budapest, Debrecen Piano
     
Languages English, German

 

Professors:

Conducting

Tamás Gál, András Ligeti, Youri Simonov, Ádám Medveczky and László Tihanyi

Composition

János Vajda, Miklós Kocsár, Gyula Fekete, Emil Petrovics, László Vidovszky, Zsolt Serei, Miklós Csemiczky, Zsófia Tallér

Piano

Ilona Prunyi, Imre Hargitai, Gábor Csalog, Lajos Darányi, Edit Laskay

 

Masterclass:

Conducting

Yuri Simonov (Liszt-Wagner Orchestra): Budapest, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
 

Composition

Betsy Jolas: Villecroze - France, 2003
József Sári: Semmering - Austria, 2001
 

Awards:

HAA scholarship for creative artists: 2019-2022
Zoltán Kodály scholarship for young composers - 2006, 2009, 2010
István Vántus Composition Competition: 2nd prize - 2004. Szeged
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kincses Composition Competition: 1st prize - 2003. Budapest
István Vántus Composition Competition: 1st prize - 2002. Szeged
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kincses Composition Competition: 1st Performers’ prize - 2001. Budapest

 

Concerts as a composer:

Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival King Thrushbeard, 2019
National Guitar Competition: Una bella storia - Debrecen, 2019
Vox Nova Chamber Choir, Szeged: Due Psalmi, 2019
4th author's evening: Szeged, 2018
National Guitar Competition: Momento musicale per chitarra - Debrecen, 2018
Divitiae Mixed Choir: Lullaby, Alleluja, Motto No. 1., regularly since 2017
ISCM International Contemporary Music Festival Choral, Vancouver - Canada 2017
Allegro Barbaro Choir: Alleluja, regularly since 2017
ArTrium - Contemporary music series of the Hungarian Radio: Immagini 2017
BonBon Matinee:  The Son of the White Mare musical fable, from 2017 on, 30 performances
Female energies series: Ave Maria, Pater noster, Chorus Angelorum - Szolnok 2017
Contemporary music promenade: Danse Macabre tone poem - Szeged, 2015
The woman in music: Ave Maria, Pater noster - Nyíregyháza, 2015
Music from the 20th-21st century: Fleurs du mal tone poem - Hungarian Radio, Budapest, 2014 
3rd author's evening: Klebelsberg Cultural Centre, Pesthidegkút, 2014
Concert Evenings in Budafok: Eszmélet symphonic suite - Budafok, 2014
2nd author's evening - A38 Ship, 2013
National Clarinet Competition: Pezzo per clarinettista - Debrecen, 2014
BonBon Matinee: Hansel and Gretel musical fable, from 2012 on, 60 performances
Béla Bartók International Choir Competition Jinger Ring, Vivat, crescat, floreat - 2008, 2010, 2011
Ventoscala Chamber Music Evenings: Idyllium, Swan Sonata - Balatonfüred, Budapest, 2010, 2011
Concerts of individual performers: Fo(u)r Corpus, COnceRtino oPpUre fantaSia per trombone, Poesie, Adom burkolt cimü..., Dans le passé, Canti del mulino - Suisse, Venice, China, USA, 2008
Contemporary chamber music concert: Songs of Narcissus and Psyche, 
Diploma concerts of instrumental performers: Flauto Concerto, Idyllium, Swan Sonata - Budapest, 2006, 2007, 2011
National Tromboe Competition: COnceRtino oPpUre fantaSia per trombone - Budapest, 2007
Young composers’ debut concert: Szénnévált szeretők - Budapest, 2006
Dance on Millenaris: Könnyező Nárcisszák - Budapest, 2006
Budapest Spring Festival: Török kávé, Adom burkolt cimü... - 2006, 2007
Diploma Concert in Composition: Songs of Narcissus and Psyche cantata, Eszmélet symphonic suite - Budapest, 2006
Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival Szénnévált szeretők, Idyllium, Two Songs, Una cartolina illustrata di Ungheria - 2004, 2005, 2015
Twin Concert: Szénnévált szeretők - New York, USA, 2004
Contemporary Music Festival: T(w)o Corpus - Rome, Italy, 2004
Music of our Age: Idyllium - Bartók Radio Budapest, 2004
Youth Contemporary Music Evenings: Pezzo per Corno e Pianoforte, T(w)o Corpus, Paysages Intimes, Flauto Concerto, COnceRtino oPpUre fantaSia per trombone - Budapest, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Concert series for new Hungarian pieces: Szénnévált szeretők, Four Corpus, Dans le passé, Nagy Szent Gergely pápa alkonyi himnusza - Budapest, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2012
István Vántus Contemporary Music Days: Paysages Intimes, T(w)o Corpus - Szeged, 2002, 2004
1st author's evening - Ferencsik Hall, Budapest, 2000

 

Concerts as a guest conductor:

2020:
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Marquez: Danzon No. 2. Orchestra of the Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music
Zoltán Kodály: Te Deum, Orchestra of the Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music 
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: The Son of the White Mare, Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra, 6 performances

2019:
String symphony No. 10 in B minor
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: Hansel and Gretel, Kodály Philharmonic, Debrecen, 7 performances
Author’s evening of László Vidovszky, 70th anniversary Orchestrion - orchestral suite, Narcissus and Echo – opera, Pannon Philharmonic

2018:
Katalin Szalai: Ordibálint
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: Hansel and Gretel, Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra, 6 performances

2017:
Kodály: Dances of Galanta, Hidas: Double Concerto for Trombone, Bass Trombone and Symphony Orchestra, "Florida-Concerto", Lajtha: Symphony No. 6, op. 61, Kodály Philharmonic, Debrecen
Ut queant laxis - gregorian, Kodály: Nagyszalontai köszöntő, Hajnövesztő, Hegyi éjszakák, Ave Maria, Kisemberek dalai, Epigrammák, Concerto; Danubia Orchestra Óbuda
Csemiczky: Four bagatelles, Antiphonae No. 2, Fantasia concertante
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: Hansel and Gretel, Szeged Symphony Orchestra
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: Hansel and Gretel, Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok
András Emszt: Concertino for piano and orchestra, Danubia Orchestra Óbuda
Viktor Molnár: Glarkágadoráb, students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

2016:
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947), Roland Szentpáli: Pearls II., Bernstein: West Side Story Suite, Szeged Symphony Orchestra
Virtuosos Gala Concert, BudapestArena, MÁV Symphony Orchestra
András Emszt: Concertino for piano and orchestra, Danubia Orchestra Óbuda
Viktor Molnár: Glarkágadoráb, students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

2014:
Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals, Salgótarján Symphony Orchestra

2013:
Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40, Caccini: Ave Maria, Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Winter, J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 – Polonaise, Badinerie, Bizet: Carmen – Overture, Habanera, Seguidilla, Danse Bohème, Khachaturian–Ott R.: Masquerade Suite – Waltz, Piazzolla: Oblivion, Libertango, Georgius Chamber Orchestra, Csík Chamber Orchestra
Webern: Concerto for Nine Instruments, op. 24, Sinfonietta Erudita

2012:
Sammartini: Recorder Concerto in F major, Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in a minor, RV 497 – 1st mvt, Haydn: Oboe Concerto in C major, Hob. VIIg:C1 – 1st mvt, Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto in C major – 3-4th mvt , Mozart: Andante in C major, K.315/285e, Telemann: Recorder Sonata in F major, TWV 41:F2 – 1st-2nd mvt. Graefe: Trombone Concerto Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Summer, Bériot: Scène de ballet, op. 100, Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra

2011:
Tiszai, Péter: Fruits of the city, Alfvén: Midsommarvaka, Grieg: Peer Gynt – Suite No. 1, op. 46 and Suite No. 2, op. 55, Sibelius: Finlandia, op. 26, Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major – 3rd-4th mvt, Doctoral students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

2010:
Haydn: The Creation, Hob.XXI:2 – "Vollendet ist das grosse werk", Haendel: Messiah, HWV 56 - fragments, Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 – 1. "Jauchzet, frohlocket", MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Symphonic Jazz, MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet – Overture-Fantasy, Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 107, Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Savaria Symphony Orchestra

2009:
Rezső Ott: A la carte, Failoni Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64, Budapest Symphony Orchestra

2008:
Meskó: Flauto Concerto, Brassai Chamber Orchestra

2007:
Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D major, AV 144, TrV 292, Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra

2006:
Bach, J.S.:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048, Haendel: Messiah, HWV 56, Vivaldi: Concerto for two Violins in C major, RV 507, Concerto for two Violins in B-flat major, RV 524, Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Miskolc

2005:
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, Donizetti: 2 Church Arias, Vajda: Sinfonietta, State Philharmonic of Tirgu Mures

 

Concerts with the Ventoscala Symphony Orchestra in Budapest:

2017:
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: The Son of the White Mare, series of performances

2016:
Péter Sebők: Concerto for Clarinet, Basson and String Orchestra

2014:
Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40, Caccini: Ave Maria, Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Winter, J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 – Polonaise, Badinerie, Bizet: Carmen – Seguidilla, Khachaturian–Ott R.: Masquerade Suite – Waltz
Olja Jelaska: Butterflies

2013:
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

2012:
Viktor Hárs: Double Concerto for Viola and Bass Guitar

2011:
Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino, Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D major, op. 283, Dvořák: Romance in F minor, op. 11, Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (suite), op. 71a

2009:
Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K. 299
Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in D major, Hob.I:45,"Farewell", Symphony No. 96 in D major, Hob. I:96,  "The Miracle"
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Spohr: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in C minor, op. 26
Vukán: Summer, Autumn, Concerto for two pianos, Requiem, Two Europeans in L. A., East side story - Romeo and Juliet suite, The man, Piano concerto in f-minor, Tell me why

2008:
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville, Verdi: Overture to La Traviata, Bizet: Carmen – Overture, Habanera, Bellini: Norma – Casta Diva, Puccini: La Boheme – Mimi's aria, Dvořák: Slavonic dances in C minor and G minor, op. 46. No. 7. and No. 8, Rusalka, op. 114 – Song to the Moon
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World"
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri - opera
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Works of Tamás Matkó, Máté Szigeti, Ronnie Magala, Balázs Alpár művei
Bruch: Double Concerto in E minor, op. 88
Bartók: Viola Concerto, Sz.120, BB 128
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, Spohr: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in C minor, op. 26
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64, Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez, Piazzolla
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77
Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, op. 75

2007:
Works of Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Bellini, Puccini, Saint-Saëns, Kornél Fekete-Kovács, Viktor Hárs: Charlotte
Kerékfy: Ének a királyról - cantata
Shostakovich:  Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 107
Márton Levente Horváth: Kötéltánc
Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane
Jana Obrovská: Concerto meditativo
Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40, Weiner: Romance, op. 29, Farkas: Piccola musica di concerto, Saglietti: Piazze di Torino
Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D major, AV 144, TrV 292
J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041, Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: Flauto Concerto
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor, K. 466, Per questa bella mano, K. 612 - concert aria, Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in C major, RV 447, Rodrigo: Concierto pastoral, Jolivet: Bassoon Concerto
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb:2
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314 (285d), Rondo in D major, K. 382, Mendelssohn: Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, op. 26., Saint-Saëns: Romance, op. 37, Dobszay-Meskó: Flauto Concerto, Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Krommer: Clarinet Concerto in E-flat major, op. 36 
Dohnányi: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 27
Kerékfy: Ének a királyról - cantata

2006:
Mozart: Requiem, K 626
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Winter
Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D major, K. 250 (248b) "Haffner"
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Viktor Hárs: Cloudsound
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503, Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D major, op. 1, J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503, Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, Beethoven: Romance in G major, op. 40, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 – Ode to Joy
Donizetti: Rita – opera
Schubert: Sonata in a minor, D. 821 („Arpeggione”), De Falla: Suite popular española, Farkas: Piccola musica di concerto, Kodály-Sulyok: Adagio, Bartók:  Violin Rhapsody No. 1, Sz.87, BB 94
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K. 299
Crusell: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op. 5
Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314 (285d)
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: Flauto Concerto
Bartók: Viola Concerto, Sz.120, BB 128
Hidas: Double Concerto for Trombone, Bass Trombone and Symphony Orchestra, "Florida-Concerto"
G. Ph. Telemann: Oboe Concerto in E minor, TWV 51:e2
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77
J. Chr. Bach: Bassoon Concerto in E-flat major, W. C82
Barta Gergely: u(nd) s(o) w(eiter), Dobszay-Meskó Ilona: Eszmélet – Symphonic Suite

2005:
Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40, Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Autumn, Winter, Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, op. 33,
István Vántus: Elnémulások, Hommage à Bach, Gemma; Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1, Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40
Doctoral concert of Gábor Bodnár, composer
Bach: Johannes-Passion, BWV 245
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488, Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet – Overture-Fantasy, Khachaturian–Rampal: Flute Concerto, Liszt: Les Préludes, S.97
Schumann: Concertpiece for Four Horns and Orchestra, op. 86
Haendel: Messiah, HWV 56

2004:
Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589, Flute Concerto in F major, op. 10, No. 1, RV 433, "La tempesta di mare"
Mozart: Requiem, K. 626
Krisztina Megyeri: A titkos kert, Orchestral songs on Pilinszky's poems, Weiner:  Divertimento No 1, op. 20
Raffaele Marcellino: On Eagle's Wings, Kenneth Young: Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra, Jukka Linkola: Tuba Concerto, Saglietti: Piazze di Torino, J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043, Liszt: Les Préludes, S.97
Dahlgren: Tuba Concerto, János Kőmíves: Une Rhapsodie Basse, Anthony Plog: Nocturne for Tuba and Strings
Albin Leszkovszki: Dances of Veszprém, St Elizabeth's Hymn
J. F. Fasch: Trumpet Concerto in D major, FaWV L:D1
Donizetti: Rita – opera
Th. R. George: Concerto for Bass Trombone 

 

Work experience:

2019 – leader of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music 
2014 – teacher of Composition as Main Subject at the Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music
2013 – Committe member of the Hungarian Composers' Union
2013 – member of the control committee of Artisjus Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Authors' Rights
2012 – member of BonBon Matiné Company, composer and pianist
2011 – member of Orquesta Tipica Budapest, an Argentine tango orchestra
2011: Role of princess Carolyne in the film „Lover of the piano – Liszt 200”, a film of Sára Kerek és Máté Vargha 
2011 – professor at an international conducting masterclass
2010 – Ventoscala Chamber Music Evenings, artistic director
2010 – 2011: a musician’s role in a piece at the National Theatre
2009 – 2010: Horgas Quartet - pianist, country-wide tour
2007 – teacher of Composition as Main Subject at the Leó Weiner Secondary School for Music
2007 – member of the Hungarian Composers' Union
2007: Jury member at the National Trombone Competition
2006 – 2010: piano accompanist: International conducting masterclass of Michael Dittrich, Budapest
2005: lecturer in a series about contemporary music, Szeged
2005 – member of the István Vántus Society
2005: Piano accompanist of Ingrid Kertesi – works of Kodály, Dohnányi, Esterházy – Budapest
2003 – founder, conductor, artistic director of Ventoscala Symphony Orchestra
2003 – 2008: piano accompanist at the International conducting masterclass of Yuri Simonov, Budapest
2003: piano accompanist at Csemiczky: Town Musicians of Bremen, opera – Philharmony Budapest
2002-2011: Chamber music partner of flutist Eszter Horgas
2002: piano accompanist at Puccini: Gianni Schicchi , University of Theatre and
Film Arts, director: Mária Harangi – Budapest
2002: piano accompanist at Radio France Festival, Montpellier – Kodály: Háry János, leading actor: Gerard Depardieu, director: Jean Paul Scarpitta
2002.: musical director at Mozart: The Magic Flute, University of Theatre and Film Arts, director: Mária Harangi – Budapest
2001: piano accompanist at Hindemith: Cardillac – Opera Department of The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, director: Martina Veh (Germany)
2001 – 2009: piano accompanist of the woodwind class of the Weiner Leó Secondary School for Music – Budapest

 

Recordings:

As a composer

BonBon Matinee: Fehérlófia (The Son of the White Mare), a musical tale
BonBon Matinee: Hansel and Gretel, a musical tale
Hungaroton: Fejér András - C’est la vie
Corpus Trombone Quartet – Fo(u)r Corpus
Hungaroton: Solo album of Beata Mori
Hungaroton: Repliche - Contemporary Hungarian Works for Horn and Cimbalom. Ágnes Szakály, Zoltán Varga

As a conductor

Violet: Hour of Piece, soloist: Violet
Viktor Hárs: Love story, soloist: Károly Nyári
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, soloist: Eszter Horgas
Works of Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Bellini, Puccini, Saint-Saëns, Kornél Fekete-Kovács; Viktor Hárs: Charlotte, soloist: Eszter Horgas
György Vukán: 60 Years on Stage, DVD

As a pianist

MOL Talents, Endre Arnold Kovács, Piazzolla
Eszter Horgas: Full Tilt Tango (Piazzolla)

 

Music reviews, interviews:

Magazines

Budapest's Finest Magazin: September 2019
The Orchestra: November 2017
Consultation Magazine: February 2010
Gramofon: Autumn 2009
Hangoló Magazine: September 2011
Fidelio Magazine: May 2006, January 2008
Glamour: February 2007
Hangszer és zene (Magazine of the Hungarian Luthiers’ Association): October 2005
Public Economic Chronicle September 2006
Muzsika Magazine: January 2003, August 2004, January 2005, February 2007, January 2008
Nők lapja Magazine: June 2007, June 2009
Rézirat (Magazine of the Hungarian Brass Musicians): June 2007

 

Internet

www.programguru.hu
www.papageno.hu
www.figaro.postr.hu
www.mok.hu
www.kronika.matav.hu
www.fidelio.hu
www.momus.hu
www.noilapozo.hu

Radio, TV

About 25 radio and television interviews about new works, musical projects, upcoming concerts, etc.

 

Updated: September 2019