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.

Dinyés Dániel


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Date of Birth

Dániel Dinyés (1980) was a composition student of István Fekete Győr in the Béla Bartók Conservatory and Grammar School. He graduated in 2006 under László Vidovszky from the composition department of the Liszt University of Music.

In 2004 as part of an exchange programme his chamber work Septett was premiered in the Juilliard School in New York, and the Hungarian premiere took place that year in the Budapest Autumn Festival. In 1997 he won the Péter Robitsek Memorial Prize and in 1998 won the MOL music scholarship, and in 2007 the Zoltán Kodály Music’ Scholarship. In 2004 he won first prize in the Gorizia International Choir Competition in the ‘contemporary sacred works for two choirs’ category.

Since 2000 he has played regularly in a twopiano duo with Marcell Dargay, performing contemporary music. The programme of the New York concert series Focus! 2007: The Magyar Legacy (Hungarian music after Bartók) featured his work Vita.

He has written several pieces to commission for the Budapest Spring and Autumn Festivals, incidental music to the drama Leonce and Lena by Büchner for puppet director Kata Csató (2007)
and to Ödön von Horváth’s drama Istentelen Ifjúság [Youth without God] for director György Vidovszky (2008).

As a coaching répétiteur he has contributed to opera productions such as the Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, L’elisir d’amor (Gödöllő summer performances 1995-1998), La fanciulla del West (Miskolc International Opera Festival 2002), Gyula Csapó: Phaedra (Műcsarnok 2002), Tom Johnson: Négyhangú opera, (2004, Millenium Park Budapest, Szeged Open-air Festival, Sziget Festival), László Sáry: Négerek (Bárka, 2004), and Hans Pfitzner: Palestrina (2008).

He has been the musical director of many theatre productions in the National Theatre, the Thália Theatre, the répétiteur of the Hungarian State Opera opera studio, the University of Theatre and Film, and since 2006 an external teacher at the Liszt University of Music. Since 2007 he has been a teacher in preparatory courses in music theory, music history and composition in the Aladár Tóth Music School in Budapest’s 6th district.

In 2009 Dániel Dinyés won the 2nd prize of New Hungarian Music Forum Composition Competition (UMZF 2009) in category of chamber music. His piece Book of Job was honoured with Artisjus Prize in 2024 in the category classical music of the year.
Title Type Year
...le silence de l´eau String orchestra 0
...mauvaises pensées String orchestra 0
A Fekete Berta Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2006
AOV #811 Ensemble 2020
Sleep, Prospero Instrumental solo 2024
Andante amoroso Chamber Music 2010
Capriccio Chamber Music 2020
Monsters of an Exhibition Stage work 2018
Freecanon for Chopin Ensemble 2002
Hexagon Ensemble 2008
Ibis redibis Computer music 2002
Indomabile Symphony orchestra 2006
Játékok-haladóknak (9-99) Chamber orchestra 2008
Book of Job Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2022
Komment und Zauberflöte Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2006
L´aria si rinnova - For Orchestra Symphony orchestra 2008
La porte Choir and solo instrument(s) 2003
Larghetto Instrumental solo 2009
Liberta, liberta Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2007
Music for Dowland Choir and solo instrument(s) 2001
Musica da camera Ensemble 2007
Folksong-variations Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2024
Ouverture, Air, Double Instrumental solo 2008
P. o. E., Poetry or epic – Easy songs over a not an easy subject Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
Pierrot hongorise – On the text by Lajos Parti Nagy Ensemble 2020
Preludium Instrumental solo 2003
Prose Instrumental solo 2002
S.U.I.T.E. Chamber Music 2007
Septett Ensemble 2003
Sonatina Grande Chamber Music 2005
Spam Operetta Music for the theater 2014
Tempo lugubre Orchestral work 2021
Troja Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2004
Vita Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2004
Zwei Stück Mixed choir 2004
Új énekek Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 2008