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László Dubrovay was born in Budapest on 23 March, 1943. He studied composition with István Szelényi, Ferenc Szabó and Imre Vincze at the Budapest Academy of Music, graduating in 1966. Dubrovay continued his studies on a DAAD scholarship in West Germany (1972-74): he took courses in composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen and in electronic music with Hans-Ulrich Rumpert. In 1975, he was commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, to realise the electronic composition Sóhaj (Sigh) in the electronic studios of WDR. Between 1976 and 2008, he taught music theory at the Budapest Academy of Music. In 1985, he spent a year in West Berlin within the framework of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm. László Dubrovay has realised electronic and computer music in the electronic studios of WDR, the West Berlin University of Technology, Freiburg, Stockholm, Bourges and Budapest. Délivrance, for organ, won first prize in 1973 at Szczecin, Poland. Succession, for orchestra, received second prize in 1974 in Triest.
His prizes and awards:
Erkel Prize (1985, 1975); Bartók-Pásztory Award (1996); Artist of Merit of the Hungarian People’s Republic (1998); Hungarian Arts Award (2001); Artisjus Prize (2006); Kossuth Prize(2013)