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.

Nógrádi Péter


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Since the age of fourteen he’s been interested in composing. First he taught himself as autodidact and then from 1969 he took lessons from György Geszler in the music school of the 11th district, primarily in study of harmony. Parallel to this he visited the Pálné Veress Secondary School, where he was member of the school choir conducted by Gábor Ugrin. After final examination he applied to the Miklós Ybl Technical College of Building Industry where he studied architecture and he continued his music studies only in 1975 with Pál Károlyi. From 1976 he visited the composing lessons of István Fekete Győr and other music subjects in the Secondary School for Music for two years. After succesful admission to the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music he was pupil of József Soproni. His diploma concert took place in November 1984, together with Géza Gémesi and Miklós Mohay.

In 1985 he received the Albert Szirmai Prize and until 1991 he had received further creative scholarships (Eötvös, Kodály, Soros). During this period he had composed many chamber works. At the Hungarian Radio’s review of contemporary music, his trio „Divertimento” was awarded with the special prize of the Hungarian Association of Musicians. His work „Seasons” was a request of the Hungarian Radio, while the string orchestral piece „Rhapsody” a request of the Music Found. All three works - with further eight compositions - were also presented as a radio recording („Z”).

In 1997 he won the competition by the Budapest Autumn Festival with his chamber work „In memoriam D.ZS.”, which was presented by László Tihanyi and his ensemble the same year in October.

Since 1996 he’s been member of the Association of Composers as well as of the Society of Creative Musicians. In 2001 he received an order for ceremonial music on occasion of the bridge-opening in Esztergom. The first performance was in May 2001. In recent years, vocal compositions dominate in his oeuvre.

1985 Alber Szirmai Prize
2008 Erkel Prize
Title Type Year
Psalm 129 Choir and solo instrument(s) 1988
Psalm 136 Mixed choir 2015
Psalm 150 Mixed choir 1997
The 30th Psalm Mixed choir 1998
Psalm 34 Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
The Wedding of the Lamb (In Memoriam D.ZS.) Chamber orchestra 1997
The Bright Morningstar Mixed choir 1987
The Lake Solo voice(s) a cappella 1984
Agonia Christiana Mixed choir 1989
Those Who Find Me Mixed choir 1994
Antiphona Chamber Music 2012
Arabesque Chamber Music 1990
Arabesque Chamber Music 2011
Ave Maria Mixed choir 2013
The Lord´s Angel Female choir 1996
I Praise the Lord Choir and solo instrument(s) 1996
The Sky and the Earth Vocal ensemble 2003
Ballad Mixed choir 1996
Betlehem, Betlehem Female choir 1994
Blues Mixed choir 2006
Boldogasszony anyánk Choir and solo instrument(s) 1996
Drinking Song Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2005
Dances of Borovets Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Canzona Chamber orchestra 1985
Canzonetta Ensemble 2008
Caprice Chamber Music 1986
Cecilia-Anthem Mixed choir 2001
Credo Solo voice(s) a cappella 1999
De profundis Mixed choir 1987
Divertimento Chamber Music 1983
A small garden... Children's choir 1995
Straight Labyrinth Mixed choir 1990
Elegia / Elegy Chamber Music 1988
Cantata of Esztergom (Psalmus pontis) Choir and orchestra 2001
Fantasia - For Mixed Choir Mixed choir 1987
Fantasia for Organ Instrumental solo 1992
The Morningstar has Risen Instrumental solo 1995
The Morningstar has Risen Choir with accompaniment 1995
Breeze Instrumental solo 1987
Flute Songs Chamber Music 1995
Comparison Mixed choir 1990
O, Happy Shepherds Children's choir 2001
O, Happy Shepherds Instrumental solo 1998
Anthem Mixed choir 2002
Hymn to Cicely Mixed choir 2006
Three Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2004
Three Violin Duos Chamber Music 2012
Three Impromptus Chamber Music 1993
Three Impromptus - For Flute, Clarinet and Piano Chamber Music 2003
Three Small Christmas Choirs Mixed choir 1995
Three Canons Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2000
Three Motets Mixed choir 1989
Three Pieces for Organ Instrumental solo 0
Impromptu Chamber Music 1986
In principio Mixed choir 1987
Intrada Chamber Music 1989
Introitus Solo voice(s) with ensemble 1987
Gor on the Chariot - Chamber Opera Opera 2014
Posy Mixed choir 2001
Jesus, Redeemer of the World Mixed choir 2005
Chamber Concert Chamber Music 2000
Cantata Female choir 2000
Cantata - For Soprano and Piano Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1978
Christmas Cantata (Kings of Bethlehem) Choir and solo instrument(s) 1982
Beggar Tango Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2005
Choral Fantasy Choir and solo instrument(s) 2014
Kyrie Mixed choir 1996
Canon - For Alto Voice and Piano Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2002
Madrigal Mixed choir 1998
Magnificat Mixed choir 2011
Hungarian Requiem Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2006
Hungarian Psalm Mixed choir 1995
Hungary is My Homeland... Mixed choir 2002
Mesa da camera Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2003
Metamorphoses - For 14 Strings String orchestra 1983
While Profound Silence... Choir and solo instrument(s) 1987
Before Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1978
As the Hart Panteth After the Water Brooks Choir and solo instrument(s) 1994
As sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal Chamber Music 2008
Missa Brevis Choir a cappella 1998
Missa Choralis - Per coro misto e pianoforte Choir and solo instrument(s) 2001
Missa carminum Choir and solo instrument(s) 2008
Rhymes Choir a cappella 2001
Rhymes Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2008
Motet Choir and solo instrument(s) 2002
Maria Ode Choir and orchestra 2013
Summer Dawn Concerto 2018
Four Preludes Chamber Music 1989
October Prayer Mixed choir 2005
We Run Under Your Protection Mixed choir 2012
Partita - Four Paintings by Csontváry String orchestra 2014
Psalmus Chamber Music 1993
Rapsodia / Rhapsody String orchestra 1988
Rhapsody Mixed choir 1996
Rumba Mixed choir 2007
Rosetta Chamber Music 1989
Salmo 129 - De profundis Choir and solo instrument(s) 1988
Sinfonia notturna Solo voice(s) with orchestra 1998
Sonata da camera Chamber Music 2014
Suscipe Mixed choir 2008
Saint Maurus Mass Choir, solo instrument(s) & orchestra 2009
Serenade - For Two Guitars and Chamber Orchestra Chamber orchestra 2002
Songs of Love Instrumental solo 0
Beautiful Viol Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2002
Te Deum Choir with accompaniment 2022
Tenebrae factae sunt Mixed choir 1987
Seadance Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
Dance of the Se Children's choir 1986
Tristia Mixed choir 0
Dance Song Children's choir 1988
Via crucis - 14 Meditazioni per Orchestra Symphony orchestra 1987
String Quartet Chamber Music 2003
Variations on a Slovakian Folk Song Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2015
Market Folk Ballad Solo voice(s) a cappella 1997
Pilgrim Song Mixed choir 2005
Piano Quintet Chamber Music 2009
Touches Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2015
Seasons Ensemble 1987
We Greet You, Oh Jesus Instrumental solo 1998
Blackbird Song of Autumn Mixed choir 2015