Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Fekete Gyula


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Education and Degrees Earned

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Doctorate in Composition with
Evanston, Illinois, USA Honors
September 1993 to June 1996

Chicago, Illinois, USA
September 1991 to June 1993

Budapest, Hungary Composition
1981 to 1989

CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Bachelor of Piano and
Győr, Hungary Composition
1977 to 1981

Private Studies

� composition: M. William Karlins, Jay Alan Yim, Stephen L. Syverud
(16 years) Patricia Morehead, Robert Lombardo, Attila Bozay, Emil Petrovics, János Vajda, Sándor Balassa

� piano: Margit Oláh, Gábor Nagy
(12 years)

� voice - bass: Margit Kaposy, Anna Pauk
(8 years)

� master classes: John Corigliano, William Bolcom, Brian Ferneyhough, Mesias Maiguashca, Helmut Lachenmann, Marta Ptaszynska,
Zoltán Jeney

Professional Experience


� Assistant Professor September 1997 to present
Teaching orchestration to four classes from beginning to advanced levels. Introducing contemporary techniques on traditional instruments. Analyzing and teaching vocal compositional techniques based on works of Kodály and Bartók. Teaching private composition students.


� Adjunct Faculty September 1997 to June 1998
Taught advanced theory for music majors. Analyzed pieces from the second half of the 20th century: works by Ligeti, Kurtág, Lutoslawski, Nono.


� Program Coordinator and Lecturer September 1996 to June 1997
Developed and implemented a new Freshman Aural Skills program. Responsible for teaching a lecture class of 120 students and overseeing four Teaching Assistants in smaller lab sections. Also participated in the development of the new theory curriculum.

� Coordinator and Lecturer September 1995 to June 1997
Created and led the Theory and Aural Skills Review program for entering graduate students.

� Private Instructor September 1995 to December 1995
Taught private composition for undergraduate students.
� Graduate Teaching Assistant September 1994 to June 1995
Corrected and commented on Beginning Composition Class works, also maintained and supervised the Electronic Music lab.

� Graduate Teaching Assistant September 1993 to June 1995
Led nine Aural Skills lab sections and aided the program instructor.


� Program Coordinator and Lecturer 1989 to 1990
Developed and taught the theory and aural skills class for junior students.

Related Work Experience

TOMKINS VOCAL ENSEMBLE Bass Singer 1981 to 1989
Budapest, Hungary

HUNGARIAN NATIONAL RADIO Program Developer, Producer 1985 to 1990
Budapest, Hungary

Awards, Honors, Commissions, Performances

Bartók-Pásztory Prize, 2011
Roman Fever � premiered in English with Concertante di Chicago, Chicago, 2003
The Redeemed Town � premiered by the Hungarian State Opera, 2002
Eva Marton sang the opera Roman Fever in Rome, and in Ravello � Festival Musicale, 2002
Commission by the Kodály International Chorus Competition - Debrecen, 2001
Erkel Ferenc Award � 2001
Eötvös Fellowship � Summer Course at IRCAM, 2001
The Redeemed Town - opera, One Act Opera Category winner of the competition announced by the Hungarian State Opera for the year 2000 celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the State of Hungary. 1999
Member of Board of Directors - Hungarian Composers Association, 1998
Member of Board of Directors - European Cultural Foundation - Hungary, 1998
White Etude performed at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, 1997
Board member - Concertante di Chicago, artistic director: Hilel Kagan, 1997
Elegia; In Memoriam Hannah Senesh, commissioned by The Music Group of Philadelphia, 1996
Board Member - Arkara Art Studio, director: Judit Rajk, 1996
Faricy Award for Creative Composition, Northwestern University, 1996 (Suraki for solo clarinet)
Roman Fever opera chosen for the Budapest New Music Festival, fully staged performance at the Merlin Theater, recorded and broadcast by Hungarian Radio, 1996
Fulbright Scholar, 1995 - 1996
Philip and Ruby Danielson Award, Northwestern University, 1994
Morocco chosen for the 'Chicago Pro Musica' concert in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 1994
Chamber Cantata chosen for recording by WDR (West Deutsche Rundfunk), 1989
Omaggio a Maria Callas chosen for performance for Brussels Electronic Music Biennial, 1988
Kincses Award for excellence in classical composition, Hungary, 1987
Pulsus chosen for recording by Hungaroton Record Company, 1986

Title Type Year
Psalm 131 Mixed choir 0
Psalm 148. - For Bariton Voice and Organ Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997
A Lipótvárosi Teher / The Burden of Lipótváros Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2006
Dream of the Red Chamber - Piano Concerto Concerto 2014
Songs of the Gourmet Barista Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2011
Gypsy of the Danube Chamber Music 2015
The Saved City Opera 1999
The Misanthrope Music for the theater 2008
The Four Miniature Seasons Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1990
The Velveteen Rabbit Music for the theater 1991
Song of the Rose Tree Instrumental solo 2022
The Camel´s Prayer Children's choir 2013
The Women of Trachis Music for the theater 2007
The Dethroned Queen Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2017
Albumblatt Chamber Music 1995
Twilight Pirate Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2002
All´ Ongherese Chamber Music 2011
Altató és Ébresztő Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Amphytron Music for the theater 2008
To Laci Arany Children's choir 2021
Ares Symphony orchestra 2023
My Love Symphony orchestra 2015
My Love Symphony orchestra 2015
Benedek Play - Children´s Opera Opera 2000
Bolero Instrumental solo 1990
Sorrow with me (On Poems by Ferenc Kölcsey) Mixed choir 2001
Double Bass Concerto Concerto 1989
Chartreuse Chamber Music 2001
Concerto for Violoncello Concerto 2017
Starboy Music for the theater 2008
Csárdás Chamber Music 2001
Cupido Symphony Symphony orchestra 2012
Divertimento String orchestra 2003
Divertimento Celebration C-U-B-E Chamber Music 2008
Divertissimo Chamber Music 2016
Duo Chamber Music 2020
Duo antico Chamber Music 2016
The Story of a Mother Opera 2005
Elastic Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2004
Forgotten Waltz Chamber Music 1997
I´m Going Away Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2017
The World Darkened Mixed choir 2021
Elegy - In memoriam Hannah Senesh Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 1997
Exceisor! Suite Symphony orchestra 2012
Excelsior! Opera 2010
Ez állati...! Children's choir 2003
Bassoon Concerto Concerto 2019
White Etude - On the Verses by István Pálinkás Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 1996
Folkhorn (Hornballad) Instrumental solo 2012
Funk Instrumental solo 2001
Flute Concerto Concerto 2022
Kind of Fugas Instrumental solo 1991
Golden Bird Variations Instrumental solo 1996
Golden Dragon Music for the theater 2010
Concerto for Trombone Concerto 2003
Hiador Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2001
Harp Concerto Concerto 2018
Three Gilder Songs - For Mezzo Soprano and Guitar Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1994
Three Kukorelly Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2000
Three Songs from Somonya Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2021
Three Songs on Poems by Mihály Vitéz Csokonai Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2017
Three Songs on Poems by Sándor Petőfi Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2002
Three Interludes - For Organ Instrumental solo 1993
Three Short Pieces - For Oboe Instrumental solo 1993
Three Chansons Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1986
Three Beautiful Butterflies Children's choir 2014
Groom´s Home Visit Music for the theater 2007
In nomine Instrumental solo 2020
Christmas at the Ivanovs Music for the theater 2007
Ixion Chamber Music 2004
Cabaret Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2004
Pictures of Kalocsa Orchestral work 2013
Birthplace Girls Chamber Music 1990
Folk Song Suite from Kalocsa Mixed choir 2019
Chamber Cantata Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 1987
Christmas Quartet Chamber Music 2004
Dungeons Music for the theater 2006
Concert-Aria !to be determined 0
Dog-waltz Music for the theater 2009
Goat from Kécske Female choir 2012
Picture Book Chamber Music 2020
Two Songs by Renátó Fehér Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2022
Two Parti Nagy Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2000
Two Songs - On Poems by Lőrinc Szabó Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1984
Two Songs on Poems by Ágnes Romhányi Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2022
Two Epigrams Chamber Music 2003
Two Hesitations Instrumental solo 1995
Two Choirs on Poems by Ferenc Kölcsey Choir a cappella 2001
Two Motets Mixed choir 1993
Legend Chamber Music 2018
Lincoln Cantata Vocal music 2009
Lyric Symphony Symphony orchestra 2004
Lot - The grass is fatter in Sodom Music for the theater 2019
Media vita Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 2006
Missa Brevis Female choir 2003
Moment Novelette Chamber Music 2002
Morocco Chamber Music 1994
Beautiful Bird - For 4 Clarinets and 4 Bassoons Chamber Music 1986
Novellette – per violoncello e pianoforte Chamber Music 2020
Summer Evening Madrigal Mixed choir 1985
Oboe Concerto Concerto 2022
Oiagros for 4 clarinets Chamber Music 2004
Omage a F. Liszt Instrumental solo 2021
Omaggio a Maria Callas Electroacoustic music 1985
Orion Chamber Music 2012
Cotton - For horn, cello and piano Chamber Music 2011
Parlato Instrumental solo 2001
Pensieroso Instrumental solo 2021
Pink Cadillac Chamber Music 2000
Preludio - For Horn and Piano Chamber Music 2000
Psalm 3 Choir a cappella 2014
Psalm 54 Mixed choir 2014
Pulsus Instrumental solo 1985
Pyramus and Thisbe Chamber Music 2014
Songs by Lajos Pósa Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2021
Quartet for Two Violas and Violoncellos Chamber Music 2015
Romance - For Brass Quartet Chamber Music 1983
Roman Fever Opera 1992
Salve Regina Mixed choir 2011
Serenade Chamber Music 2018
Sinfonia all’ungherese Chamber Music 2013
Solo Instrumental solo 1988
Sortie Instrumental solo 2021
Suite Chamber Music 2018
Suraki Instrumental solo 1995
Saxophone Quartet Chamber Music 1993
Quintet of Szék Chamber Music 2013
Tears of St. Catherine Chamber Music 2020
Sonata for Cello and Piano Chamber Music 2017
Sonata for Flute and Piano Chamber Music 2004
Sonata for Violin and Piano Chamber Music 1992
Grey Pigeon Music for the theater 2019
It´s Spring Children's choir 2014
Te Deum - ´56 Budapest Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2006
Trains As Scheduled Chamber Music 2010
Trio - For trombone, tuba and piano Chamber Music 2009
Trio - For violin, cello and piano Chamber Music 2019
I know flies in milk Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1988
Tutti li miei penser parlan d’Amore Female choir 2015
Mole Music for the theater 2009
Tyranny Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2022
mARTon Electroacoustic music 1994
Midnight Prayer Mixed choir 2013
Old Hungarian Lamentations of Mary Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 2006
Five Moholy-Nagy Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1999