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.

Gémesi Géza


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Date of Birth

Born in Budapest, on 9 May 1961. He studied composition in Budapest at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music with István Fekete Győr and Barnabás Dukay (between 1975 and 1979) and at the Liszt Academy of Music with Sándor Szokolay, József Soproni, László Dobszay and András Ligeti (between 1979 and 1984). There he also studied conducting with Ervin Lukács (between 1984 and 1989).

He was the permanent conductor of the Youth Orchestra in Miskolc between 1987 and 1994, and the Symphony Orchestra of Eger between 1989 and 1995. Since 1996 he has been the atristic director and conductor of the Budapest-Highlands Chamber Orchestra.

He conducted first performances of many contemporary Hungarian composer's works (Barnabás Dukay, József Sári, László Sáry, János Vajda, etc.) and first performances in Hungary of works like Der 13. Psalm by Brahms, The Young Apollo by Britten, Heraclitus's Watermark by Zoltán Jeney and Messages by György Kurtág. In 1992 he conducted the first Hungarian church performance of Te Deum by Berlioz. He obtained a scholarship from Sir Georg Solti in 1986 and won a Soros Music Prize in 1998.

see also: Gémesi Géza - conductor

Title Type Year
♩=60 on the name of Albert Simon Chamber Music 1986
"Jesu bleibet meine Freude..." - for chamber orchestra Chamber orchestra 1996
"Jesu bleibet meine Freude..." - for piano 12 or 6 hands Chamber Music 1996
..., gondoltam, ünnep. Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2006
A Kocsihajtó gyermekkora Chamber Music 1999
World of Tones/Bells - Preparatory Course Chamber Music 1995
On the Threshold of Existence Chamber orchestra 2015
A rézf**** bagoly kőbölcsődala Chamber Music 1999
Alleluia. Ostende Nobis Choir with solo voice(s) 1995
Duo per flauti Chamber Music 1981
Snatches to the Memory of György Ligeti Chamber orchestra 2007
Dawn - Album Leaf to the Kurtágs String orchestra 2016
Church at Dawn Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1986
Church at Dawn - for voice, alto flute (ad lib.) and three unspecified instruments Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1986
Comments on Via Crucis Chamber orchestra 0
Canon on the name of Benjamin Rajeczky Instrumental solo 1986
Litania quieta Instrumental solo 1985
A Portrait of István Mácsai Chamber Music 1986
Sending a Card 3 - Honour to Gyöngyvér Tattay Instrumental solo 2008
Sending a Card 3/a - Honoring Gyöngyvér Tattay Chamber Music 2009
Sending a Card 4 - Honour to Zoltán Váczi Instrumental solo 2008
Sending a Card 5 - Honour to the 50-years-old Kristóf Weber Instrumental solo 2009
Sending a Card 6 - To the 70-year-old György Jovánovics (und Zsabó ist auch dabei) Chamber Music 2009
Sending a Card 7 - For Csaba Klenyán´s 40th birthday Chamber Music 2009
Sending a Card No. 1 Instrumental solo 2008
Sending a Card No. 2 Chamber Music 2008
Sending a Card No. 2/a - Honour to Ilona Keserű Chamber Music 2008
Sending a Card, No. 8 Chamber Music 2009
Pavane pour une infante défunte Ensemble 1996
Quartetto per percussioni Chamber Music 1984
Clods - Version for ensemble Ensemble 1994
Clods - Version for orchestra Orchestral work 1994
Toccata per percussioni Chamber Music 1996
Transcription - Sándor Szokolay: Devout Songs String orchestra 2011