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.

Pertis Jenő


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

April 23, 1939, Budapest - May 2, 2007, Budapest

After his piano studies at a music school, he was a student of Dr. Ervin Major at the faculty of composing music at the Bartók Béla Vocational School of Music, while - at the same time - he also played as a piano escort in the Vasas Central Art Ensemble, and composed accompanying music for folk dance choreographies. Between 1958 and 1962, he studied composing music as a student of Ferenc Szabó at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. In 1962, he received a chorus master diploma as a student of Zoltán Vásárhelyi.
From 1964 to 1999, he was a chorus director at the Hungarian State Opera House, and - between 1985 and 1989 - the head of the music department at the Hungarian Dance Academy.

Several of his works have been performed by the Budafok Youth Orchestra (today: Dohnányi Symphony Orchestra) and the Budafok Chamber Choir. The primary performer of his works for mixed choir is the Csili Chamber Choir, while some of his choruses have been recorded by the Hungarian Radio Choir. In the recent years, he has mainly been occupied by writing four-handed, double-piano as well as violin-viola and violin-piano compositions (Family Music series).

2006 Erkel Award
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1979 Contemporary Hungarian Choral Works Vol.2 Hungaroton SLPX 11723 LP
2009 Brass5 Hungaroton HCD 32632
Title Type Year
The Wall No. 2 Vocal music 1981
The Unfaithful Girl Mixed choir 1975
The Ballad of the Cursed Girl Female choir 1976
Adagio Chamber Music 1980
Capriccio !to be determined 0
Just tell me my love Choir with solo voice(s) 0
Family Music No. 3 Chamber Music 2001
Family Music No. 4 - For Piano Four Hands Chamber Music 2002
Duos Chamber Music 2000
I Was Man Mixed choir 1939
Unfinished Stories Instrumental solo 1982
Six Aphorisms - For Piano Four Hands Chamber Music 1997
Six Pieces for String Quartet Chamber Music 1982
Three Dances Chamber Music 0
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 Chamber Music 2003
Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 2 Chamber Music 2006
Quintet for Five Cellos Chamber Music 1982
Bear Dance Choir and solo instrument(s) 1967
Four Etudes - For Piano Four Hands Chamber Music 2001
Four Hungarian Folk Songs Mixed choir 0
Four Pieces for Piano Instrumental solo 1981
Folk Song Bouquet Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
Okina Chamber Music 0
Pastorale per 2 corni Chamber Music 1984
Recitativo No. 2 Instrumental solo 0
Brass Sextett Chamber Music 1982
Serenade in Yellow Chamber Music 1984
Serenade for String Trio Chamber Music 2000
Toccata Instrumental solo 2000
Broken Grilles - For Guitar Instrumental solo 1981
String Quartet Chamber Music 0
Változatok egy névjegyre Chamber Music 1982
Five Bagatelles - For Two Cimbaloms Chamber Music 1985