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.

Kecskés D. Balázs


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Balázs Kecskés D. (*1993) is a Hungarian composer, lecturer at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. His compositions are “pieces of art created with gentle colours, and carefully composed over time” (as per the laudation by Máté Hollós). He draws from the historical traditions of the past centuries, while creating his own, unique world by placing elements with a long history – forms and harmonies – into a new context. His repertoire includes a wide range of works such as solo and chamber music, orchestral compositions, concertos, in addition to vocal works. His works are performed on both national and international stages. In 2021, he is mentored by the Peter Eötvös Foundation during which he will work with leading Hungarian and international ensembles. The U.S.-based Garth Newel Piano Quartet regularly plays his piano quartet Accusativus. His prelude for pianist Martin Tchiba has been on the artist’s repertoire since its 2018 premiere in Saarbrücken. Among the numerous national and international awards and competition prizes the most outstanding are the 1st prize he won at the Generace composer competition in Ostrava in 2020 for his composition "Komm", and the Garth Newel Award he received in 2018 for his piano quartet Accusativus, selected by a jury from 90 entries. In recognition for his compositional activity, he received the Junior Prima Award and the Junior Artisjus Award in 2020. In 2020 and 2019, he won the Istvánffy Benedek Award of the Hungarian Composers’ Union for his pieces titled "Komm" (2020) and "Trois romances" (2019), a recognition awarded annually to an outstanding composer under 40.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1990 Fiatal Zeneszerzők Csoportja 3.
(Young Composers' Group - 3)
Hungaroton SLPX 31144
Title Type Year
Accusativus Chamber Music 2017
Adagio Chamber Music 2014
Grant me tranquillity... Mixed choir 2021
Alleluja Mixed choir 2018
Bagatelles Instrumental solo 2020
Ballad of Three Leafs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Blue Symphony orchestra 2021
Blue String orchestra 2022
Viola Concerto Concerto 2023
Chants d´amours Chamber Music 2019
Concerto grosso Concerto 2017
Ecce jam noctis Choir with accompaniment 2019
You Hid Yourself Mixed choir 2019
Relief Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2017
Extrodaesia Ensemble 2021
Extrodaesia Ensemble 2021
Fantasy Chamber Music 2016
Floating Chamber Music 2018
Three Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2010
Journal Symphony orchestra 2020
Cantata Choir and orchestra 2013
Komm Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2019
Close Mixed choir 2022
Largo Instrumental solo 2016
Liebeslieder Chamber Music 2019
Liebeslieder Chamber Music 2020
Like A Mighty Rushing Wind Ensemble 2021
Miserere (Psalm 139) Male choir 2021
Miserere (Psalm 139) Mixed choir 2020
Missa brevis Solo voice(s), choir & chamber orchestra 2013
Nachtwache I Choir and solo instrument(s) 2021
Neue Liebeslieder Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2021
Partita Instrumental solo 2017
Partita Chamber Music 2021
Postludes Instrumental solo 2022
Prelude for Martin Tchiba Instrumental solo 2018
Psalm 1. Mixed choir 2016
Psalm 23. Mixed choir 2017
Relief Instrumental solo 2018
Waiting in hope Mixed choir 2021
Szonya Opera 2014
Trio Chamber Music 2011
Trois romances Choir and solo instrument(s) 2017
Trois sérénades Ensemble 2018
String Quartet Chamber Music 2016
In the Valley Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2022
Piano Concerto Concerto 2021
Psalm Fragment Choir with solo voice(s) 2016
little requiem Choir and solo instrument(s) 2022
little requiem Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 2023
I praise the Lord Every Time Mixed choir 2020