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.

Gárdonyi Zsolt


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Son of the distinguished Zoltán Gárdonyi, was born March 21, 1946, in Budapest, Hungary. The elder Gárdonyi, a former student of Zoltán Kodály and Paul Hindemith, was known as a composer, musicologist, Professor at the Franz Liszt Budapest Conservatory, and is regarded today as one of the outstanding figures of 20th century Protestant church music.

Subsequent to his musical education in his native city, as well as in various other music centers of Europe, Zsolt Gárdonyi has been living in Germany since 1968. After receiving the Bavarian State Competitive Award for Young Composers 1979, he gained international recognition as a composer and concert organist.

He has been Professor of Music Theory at the State Conservatory in Würzburg, Bavaria since 1980. His wide-ranging activity as a composer and music theorist are evidenced by extensive publications of compositions, articles and books. He has given numerous guest lectures, workshops, and master courses in various conservatories and universities of Europe and America.

In June of 2000 the Reformed Theological University of Debrecen, Hungary, granted an Honorary Doctorate to Zsolt Gárdonyi for his contributions in the field of church music.
Title Type Year
Psalm 8 from the Genevan Book of Psalms Choir and solo instrument(s) 1993
Blues Chamber Music 2011
Davids Danklied Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 1970
Der Mond ist aufgegangen Mixed choir 2016
Die Verkündigung / Annunciation Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2010
Divertimento Chamber Music 1977
Drei Rondos / Three Rondeau Chamber Music 1977
Drei kleine Choralmusiken Instrumental solo 2013
Duplum Chamber Music 2001
EGATOP - Hommage à Erroll Garner + Art Tatum + Oscar Peterson Instrumental solo 2010
ENCORE Mixed choir 0
ENCORE Instrumental solo 0
Earth and Heaven Shall Sing Choir and solo instrument(s) 1994
Ein Tag vor dem Herrn - Motet Mixed choir 2011
Fantasy Chamber Music 1990
Fünf Choralvorspiele / Five Choral-Preludes Instrumental solo 2005
Gott, unser Schöpfer Choir and solo instrument(s) 1982
Grand Choeur Instrumental solo 0
Hommage à Marcel Dupré Instrumental solo 1978
Introduktion und Choral / Introduction and Choral Chamber Music 2018
Just a Closer Walk With Thee Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
The Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross Instrumental solo 1998
Kammerkonzert / Chamber Concert Concerto 0
Calvin-Suite Chamber Music 2009
Lift High the Cross Instrumental solo 2019
Magnificat Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1975
Mozart Changes Instrumental solo 1995
Preludio con fuga Instrumental solo 1988
Rhapsody Chamber Music 1982
Sieben festliche Finalstrophen / Seven Final Stanzas Instrumental solo 0
Singin´ wid a Sword Mixed choir 0
Singin´ wid a Sword in ma han’, Lord Choir with accompaniment 0
Somebody´s Knockin´... Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
Sonata da Chiesa Chamber Music 1993
Suite on Hungarian Folk Songs Chamber Music 1984
Toccata "Ein feste Burg" Instrumental solo 0
Toccata "Veni Creator Spiritus" Instrumental solo 0
Trois Hommages Instrumental solo 2002
Trois Mouvements Chamber Music 0
Ten Choral-Improvisations Instrumental solo 1982
Variations on a Hungarian Church-Song Chamber Music 1988
Vier Choralinterpretationen / Four Choral-Interpratations Instrumental solo 1999
Vier Klavierstücke / Four Pieces for Piano Instrumental solo 1965
Vom Himmel hoch, o Engel, kommt Mixed choir 2010
Zwei Orgelchoräle Instrumental solo 0
Five Organ Chorals from the Genevan Psalter Instrumental solo 2000