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Balázs Horváth regularly appears as conductor and performer of contemporary music. In 2009 he founded THReNSeMBle with six young musicians for performing contemporary music from
Biography in Headwords
1976 Born in
1999 Graduated at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music,
2000-2002 Zoltán Kodály Scholarship
Since 2002 Professor at
2004 Premiere of Commentaries to Gabrieli comissioned and performed by Hungarian Radio Orchestra.
2004 and 2007 Benedek Istvánffy-prize for MAGNETS IV (round and round) and for Waiting for...
2005 Finishing his DLA in Composition at
2007 Poly won the 1st Prize at the 'In Memoriam György Ligeti' composition contest in
2009 Borrowed Ideas received 2nd prize at the orchestral category of the composers’ competition New Hungarian Music Forum .
2011 Faust and friends in the Magic Castle won the first prize at the 2nd New Hungarian Music Forum.
For more information go to balazshorvath.com and Budapest Music Center.
His works in our catalogue
Motorway-junction (1996) for saxophone quartet, 7'
Ten-da(e)nc(i)es (1997-98) for ensemble,17'
On the see-saw... (1996-98) for ensemble, 10'
Time-songs (1997) to poems by Domokos Szilágyi, for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, 16'
La Corsa Grande dei Clarinetti (1998-99) for clarinet solo and orchestra, 23'
Alterego (1999) for saxophone quartet, 11'
hhAb (2000) for big women's choir with echo-choir, 9'
Intermezzo (2000-2001) for string quartet, 7'
Quintet for three performers (2001) for clarinet/bass-clarinet, cello and piano, 24'
lines, words, letters (2002) to the poems by Lajos Parti Nagy for mezzo-soprano/alt voice, violin and bassoon, 12'
From 3 to 10 (2001-2002) for two pianos, 8'
and even the ice is cracking around you, too (2002-2003) for flute and piano, 8'
The three brothers (2005) for flute-trio 2’
...a very simple case... (2002-2003) for melodic instrument (originally flute) solo or with tape, 4'
Madrigal for 8 singers and tape (2003-2004) 3'
Commentaries to Gabrieli (2003/2005) for orchestra, 24'
MAGNETS I/b (Crux) (2000) for ensemble, 15'
MAGNETS II (rkonzert) (2000) for amplified viola, amplified double-bass and ensemble 17'
MAGNETS III (continued) (2001) for 11 string instruments, 18'
MAGNETS IVb (round and round) [Huddersfield version] (2003) for ensemble, 13'
MAGNETS IVa (round and round) [Original version] (2003) for ensemble, 13'
MAGNETS V (four) (2004) for ensemble, 10'
Again and again and... (2004) for brass quintet, 9'
Waiting for… (2005) for chamber ensemble, 11'
(Tec)tonic (2008-2010) for chamber orchestra, 15'
Grotesk Faust (2008-2011) for orchestra with DVD player and screen and loudspeakers, 12’
Chamber Music with Voice
Flute and Piano