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.

Tornyai Péter


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

1 September 1987 Szeged

He started his composing studies under the guidance of Lajos Huszár and István Fekete Győr. Since 2007 he’s been studying at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy of Music Budapest as pupil of Zoltán Jeney (composing) and István Kertész (violin).

As violinist and viola player he often plays contemporary music in various chamber ensembles (THReNSeMBle, Rondo Quartet, Apponyi Quartet). In 2010 he won 2nd Prize at the Leó Weiner Chamber Music Contest. Since 2007 he is permanent member of Gábor Csalog’s ensemble that studies the music of György Kurtág and also used to perform it in frames of summer courses and concerts.

Recently he won first, second and third prizes at the Composing Contest of the Music Academy, and in 2008 he won the Composers’ Contest of the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2010 he won Composer’s Prize at the Austrian ISA summer academy, where he was awarded by the Klangforum Wien. For his String Quartet presented by the Stadler Quartet he was awarded with the Gerhardus Prize in 2010 at the Saint Gerhard Festival of Szeged. He attended the composing master courses of Gyula Csapó, Johannes Schöllhorn, Nigel Osborne and Krzysztof Penderecki.

In 2011 he won 1st prize at UMZF 2011 (New Hungarian Music Forum) in category of chamber music (QuatreQuatuors). He has been awarded with Artisjus Prize in 2017.

see also: Tornyai Péter - musician
Title Type Year
’für den alten Fritz’ !to be determined 0
…langue de la pleine lune Chamber Music 2008
"´s over." (?) Instrumental solo 2011
"Sie ruhn" – in memoriam W. A. Ensemble 0
"talán-lom" Instrumental solo 2022
(Ear-)purifying canon Chamber Music 0
(be)for(e) piano - greetings to John Cage Stage work 2012
(smoke signals)_ to György Kurtág Chamber Music 2016
...about time Live and tape music 2008
...voraus gegangen... Instrumental solo 2014
...zu jenen Höh´n´ Chamber Music 2014
...über die letzten Worte von J.H. Chamber Music 2010
2 Studies on Music History Chamber Music 2012
3 Pieces for String Quartet Chamber Music 2011
4 Morpheus-fragments Instrumental solo 2013
6:3 Ensemble 2018
Three Wise Men Film music 2014
Abfall-Musik Live and prerecorded music 2009
AbsCHied – Adagio Ensemble 2022
Ach Herr Gott Ensemble 2011
Lullaby Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2021
Lullabies Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2023
Amphion and Zethus Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 2018
Half the Time Chamber Music 0
Barabbas or: István Orosz´s Stairs Chamber Music 0
Bartók-anamorphosis Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Bifoglia (di Corniolo) Symphony orchestra 2015
Bonsai-sonata Chamber Music 2007
Bonsai-sonata Chamber Music 2010
Bubble Sonnet Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2017
Can(z)oni dell´ infinito Chamber Music 2015
Cantata di Narciso Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2014
Canzone 75-80 Chamber Music 2015
Chaconne in Tempus Perfectum Chamber Music 2015
Chansons volées Live and prerecorded music 2023
Chorus Sturnorum Symphony orchestra 2017
Cordes á Vide Concerto 2013
Corodiatonicos Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2008
Dripstone´s Silence Chamber Music 2016
Diaphonia String orchestra 2015
Die Zauberbratsche Live and prerecorded music 2021
Dixit Concerto 2017
Ede-Variations Chamber Music 2018
In a nearly desert island (island of Bali?) Chamber Music 2011
Prelude Without Borders (Vorspiel das keinen Anfang und kein Ende hat) Chamber Music 2019
Everything is Easier in the Evening Solo voice(s) a cappella 2022
An Evening Question Solo voice(s) a cappella 2020
An Evening Question Instrumental solo 2019
FUGA per Nørgård Chamber Music 2022
Fantasie per (tre) tastiere Instrumental solo 2014
Ferne Ensemble 0
For the Public Chamber Music 2013
Fosforesque Chamber Music 2020
Fractal-duo Live electronic music 2009
Fritz und Franz Chamber Music 2018
FuGA Chamber Music 2019
Flucla Vivipivi Ensemble 2010
Glasperlen Instrumental solo 2023
Gleitende Glocken Instrumental solo 0
Grand Sonate for Composer Stage work 2012
H.G. Sonaten Chamber Music 2022
Violin Duos Chamber Music 2011
Helix Film music 2018
Hildegard-anamorphosis Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Arbres de Hollan / Trees of Hollán Orchestral work 2012
Hommage á Aesopus Instrumental solo 2013
Hälfte des Lebens Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2010
Hölderlin-translations - For Vocal Ensemble Vocal ensemble 2012
Impronte (Piano Trio No. last-but-one) Chamber Music 2019
Initials - 6 Bagatelles for String Quartet Chamber Music 2020
Interludes anachroniques - in memoriam B.B. !to be determined 0
Introitus and Canon (a) Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2007
Introitus és Kánon (b) Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
Campaign Silence Other 2022
Constellations – Hommage à Dukay Other 2016
Kunst oder Fügung Symphony orchestra 2020
Zwei Gamba-Sonaten / Two Sonatas for Viola da Gamba Chamber Music 2011
Two Little Salutation Canons Chamber Music 2018
Lamento (after "Barabbas") Chamber Music 0
Le Folie Chamber Music 2009
Lectiones - PaterNoster-Mosaic Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2013
Lisztharmatos elégia Chamber Music 2011
Speech Therapist Chamber Music 0
Chain Reactions Chamber Music 0
MOON-ZOOM 3002 Chamber Music 2011
Miniature in Two Frames Chamber Music 2015
Monochrome Concerto 2013
Motet (after "Barabbas") Chamber Music 0
Matthew 6:3 Instrumental solo 2020
Narcissus - Scene and Still Life Chamber Music 2015
Note-turnes (5 Nocturnes) Instrumental solo 2014
Note-turnes II Chamber Music 2015
Nárcisz vagy Echó Multimedia 2014
Oft denk’ ich... Solo voice(s) a cappella 2014
Pantagruel pantomime Ensemble 2021
Poème de chambre Chamber Music 2023
Prelude Tape music 2009
Purcell-anamorphosis Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Puzzle Chamber Music 0
Pythagorean Suite Chamber orchestra 0
Quant(z)um - For Alto Recorder (or Flute) Instrumental solo 2013
QuatreQuatuors Chamber Music 2010 Chamber Music 2014
RONDeau Chamber Music 2023
Ricercari dello spazio Tape music 2013
Sequenza infinita Chamber Music 2021
Sheep Union Chamber Music 0
Sibelius-variations Electroacoustic music 2010
Lament with Intarsia Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2022
Sitio Chamber Music 2011
Sospiro congelato – passacaglia senza passi Symphony orchestra 2015
Sprechgesang Chamber Music 2015
Streichquintett / String Quintet Ensemble 2010
Studi dal vero Chamber Music 2016
Sequences Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2020
Solo Sonata Instrumental solo 2005
Tafelmusik Chamber Music 2015
Three Strophic Songs from James Joyce Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2022
Secret Steps Chamber Music 0
Triptychon nach Schubert Instrumental solo 2020
Triton - Hommage á G. L. Bernini Instrumental solo 2013
Tumtuobbi ilperu Instrumental solo 2008
Twins - Scene for 2 Clarinets in Bb Chamber Music 2008
Ten Hungarian Folk Songs (a) Electroacoustic music 2009
Ten Hungarian Folk Songs (b) Chamber Music 2013
Unisono Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2017
Vier Wiegenlieder gleichzeitg Chamber Music 2017
Viginti spiritus Instrumental solo 2016
Villa Pisani – Labyrinth of Chaconne and Passacaglia Chamber Music 0
Voilà for Viola Instrumental solo 2016
City Crickets Other 2015
Weitere intime Briefe Chamber Music 2019
WireLess Film music 2015
Psalm Canons Mixed choir 2017
[sic?] transit - For Female Voice, Guitar, Cello with Live Electronics Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
a Monument of Preconception Stage work 2014
antik-rom- Chamber Music 2011
aus seinen Schriften Solo voice(s) a cappella 2018
come l´acqua dal robinetto Instrumental solo 2020
da camera - 3 scenes for 3 musicians Chamber Music 2012
dialoghi…pezzi…con ombre Chamber Music 2010
doubleaf Chamber Music 2010
eine Minute Instrumental solo 2011
fiori sfiorati Instrumental solo 2016
fiori sfiorati (b) Chamber Music 2019
january !to be determined 0
solitary hallucinations Instrumental solo 2011
subito piano Instrumental solo 2019
szinfonal - drawing and painting or monody and ode for orchestra Orchestral work 2012
the rest is silence Solo voice(s) a cappella 2015
transparente - in memoriam Kálmán Katona !to be determined 2017
unicorn Instrumental solo 2014
lines in trapezium Instrumental solo 2012
Transcription - Bach: Allemande from the Partita for Flute Chamber Music 2015
Transcription - Bach: Contrapuctus No. 5 Symphony orchestra 2019
Transcription - Dvořák: Biblické písně (Biblical Songs), Op. 99 Solo voice(s) with ensemble 0
Transcription - François Couperin: Les Charmes, Les Moissonneurs Chamber Music 2021
Transcription - Louis Couperin: Prélude non mesuré Chamber Music 2022
Transcription - Rameau: Les Sauvages Chamber Music 2022
New Anamorphoses Ensemble 2019
Message Instrumental solo 2010
glass-metamorphosis - for prepared piano and 3 preparators Instrumental solo 2013