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.

Balogh Máté


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

He was born in 1990, in Győr, Hungary.

Graduated of the Conservatory of Pécs, where he specialized in the theory of music and composition with István Győrffy, he finished his studies in composition at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest under Zoltán Jeney. Currently he is working on his doctoral degree and besides he is a professor-assistant at the Liszt Academy.

In 2013, he spent a semester in Trieste, Italy, studied composition with Fabio Nieder. He is co-founder of the so-called CentriFUGA contemporary-workshop which takes place in Budapest.

His pieces has been presented in many international festivals, such as: Manifeste Festival (IRCAM-Paris), ECSA (Bruxelles), Opus Amadeus (Istanbul), Kurtág&Ungarn (Bern), Ostrava Days, Axes Kraków, St. Gellert Festival, Bartók Szeminárium, Korunk Zenéje, Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál, Minifesztivál, stb.

He has participated in masterclasses with Péter Eötvös, Christian Wolff, Louis Andriessen, Petr Kotík, Gyula Csapó and Larry Polansky. His pieces have been performed all over the world, including: Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, China, Taiwan, Japan and the United States.

He is an assistant-professor of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest and a former Editor-in-Chief of the UMP Editio Musica Budapest.


2007: Student of the Year (Hajnóczy József Kollégium, Pécs)

2010: 1st Prize of the Composition Contest of the University of Theatre and Film, Budapest

2011: 1st Prize of the Composer Competition of the Hungarian National Choir

2013, July: Won the possibility to be part as composer of the ’Out at S.E.A.’ chamber-opera project managed by the Péter Eötvös Foundation.

2013, September: 3rd Prize of the UMZF Composer Competition with his ensemble-piece Notturni a L.

2015, February: He was one of the four chosen young European composers whose pieces were performed in Bruxelles, BOZAR, by the Sturm und Klang Ensemble within the framework of the Conference of the European Composer’s and Songwriter’s Alliance.

2015, April: Hononary (special) award of the so-called GENERACE composer competiton, with his piece The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart.

2015, May: He was one of the two composers who where selected to work with Fabio Nieder and the Ensemble Mosaik within the framework of a workshop organized by the Fondazione Spinola Banna. His piece BABE(urope)L was performed there, broadcasted by the RAI.

2015, October: Absolute 1st prize of the UMZF Competition with his ensemble-piece Melodiemusik, and also 2nd prize for his orchestral piece called Quintet.

2016: Artisjus Prize (The Best Junior Classical-composer of the Year)

2017: 1st Prize of the UMZF Competition with his ensemble-piece Pseudomarsch

2018: 2nd Prize of the Beethoven in Buda Composer Competition

2018: Junior Prima Prize

2022: Liszt Prize

2023: Artisjus-Prize
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
2020 Judit Rajk: Stolen Time Hungaroton HCD 32844
Title Type Year
"Listen to my chords, please!" Chamber Music 0
12 Cadences Instrumental solo 2020
12 Makams Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 2018
4x1 Chansons Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2020
6:3 Ensemble 2018
7 Ant(hem)s Chamber Music 2015
9 Songs - Hommage á Mátyás Seiber Choir a cappella 2018
The Wise, the Fool and the Mountain Stage work 2017
The Make Up of the Curvy Bride Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2020
The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
Alabama March Symphony orchestra 2019
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr Chamber Music 2015
Lullaby Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2023
Ambrosian Rite Chamber Music 2017
Whatever is left Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2020
An meine Völker! Mixed choir 2017
Anakreonteion Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
Antiope-Fragments Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 2018
Arnaut Daniel´s Sestina Instrumental solo 2013
Four Parts of the Year Mixed choir 2011
Azerbaijani Song Instrumental solo 2023
BABE(urope)L Chamber Music 2014
Bahnmusik String orchestra 2019
Bartók´ Speech on Folk Songs Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 2024
Bertókiada Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2023
Blake’s Tygers Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2021
Blatt Night in Sichuan Mixed choir 2023
Brief Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2020
C-o-n-s-u-m-m-a-t-u-m e-s-t Chamber orchestra 2010
Choreae Quinqeecclensienses Chamber orchestra 2023
Cimbalom Concerto Concerto 2021
Clownmusik Concerto 2021
D Instrumental solo 2016
Dadamusik Chamber Music 2019
Das Inhaltsverzeichnis Instrumental solo 2023
Das Rheingold Live and prerecorded music 2015
Der Rhein am Tomasee Chamber Music 2019
Dichterliebe-Metamorphosen Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2016
Dopo la lettura dell’opera trentottesima - Hommage à Kurtág Chamber Music 0
Due linee Chamber Music 2015
In this world I won´t be hurt Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
Ealg!snu Instrumental solo 2011
Reminiscences of an Exhibition Instrumental solo 2022
One day Film music 2018
Eine kleine Stadtmusik Chamber Music 2023
Enkaystike Solo voice(s) a cappella 2024
Es ist genug Ensemble 2016
FROGcerto Concerto 2017
Fanfara Gisella Chamber orchestra 2022
Fehér-Song Solo voice(s) a cappella 2016
Young Wives´ Song Solo voice(s) a cappella 2010
At Young Sea - Hommage á Hemingway Chamber Music 2014
Folk Songs 1913 Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2022
Françoise Gilot en Afrique Chamber Music 2023
FreenchHorn Instrumental solo 2016
GW150914 Chamber Music 2016
Genesis Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2012
Gilgamesh-Recitations Chamber Music 2021
GlissAnatolia Concerto 2023
Ha Instrumental solo 2015
March of Ants Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2021
HautBOis(N-MOT) String orchestra 2016
Hemingway´s Speech Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2017
Horn Speech 2023 Instrumental solo 2023
If You Kill A Snake, You Have A Snake Instrumental solo 2022
Pendulum Movement Chamber Music 2023
Intrada Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2021
Invocation & Perpetuum Mobile Chamber Music 2020
Jam Quartet Chamber Music 2016
Jan van Eyck’s Eight Reflections in the Arnolfinis´ Convex Mirror Instrumental solo 2023
JoycEND Mixed choir 2019
Play Chamber Music 2018
Kalevala-Variations Choir with solo voice(s) 2016
Karşılıklı konuşma Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2018
Michael Curtiz: The Last Dawn Film music 2024
Kikaku & Basho Chamber Music 2015
Kipling’s Speech Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2016
Kunstmusik Symphony orchestra 2020
Lamentazione sul Re Instrumental solo 2021
Le testament de Josquin des Prez Chamber Music 2015
Lebenslauf Solo voice(s) a cappella 2017
Lerchenquartett – Hommage a J. Haydn Chamber Music 2018
Les Adieux Chamber Music 2022
Lilla and the Vagant Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2023
Little Harry Hughes Instrumental solo 2019
Lob des Tokayers Female choir 2021
Logopedia Instrumental solo 2019
Luca Marenzio in Salzburg Chamber orchestra 2012
Horse Panic Stage work 2023
MALÁ (a) J (á) P (j) A (p) N (a) T (n) U (t) M (u) Mixed choir 2013
The Higher Panteism in a Nutshell Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2012
March 13, 1727 Chamber orchestra 2023
Marching Tuba Instrumental solo 2020
Marcia Alessandro Federico Symphony orchestra 2023
Matryoshka Instrumental solo 2020
Matsuo Bashō’s Song Solo voice(s) a cappella 2020
Melinda-Esterházyade 2020 Chamber Music 2020
Melodiemusik Ensemble 2015
Melodievariationen !to be determined 0
Melody of Budapest Chamber Music 2023
Meanwhile 1969, 2018 and 2022 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2022
Mille lingue in bocca Female choir 2021
Mima´amakim Chamber Music 2015
Misztótfalusi Kis Miklós vacsorája Chamber Music 2019
Molly’s Dream Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2022
Moses’ Song Mixed choir 2022
Mrs. Trio Chamber Music 2019
Matthew 6:3 Instrumental solo 2020
Negatio Petri Choir and orchestra 2022
Notturni a L Ensemble 2013
Ode to Joyce Mixed choir 2011
Odysseus kam - In memoriam Gy. Ligeti Mixed choir 2023
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo Chamber Music 2018
Orpheus´ Song Symphony orchestra 2017
Organi - For Cimbalom and Piano Chamber Music 0
Oscar Speech Instrumental solo 2019
Ostdeutsche Autofantasie / East-German Car-Fantasy Concerto 2022
Out at S.E.A. 123 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
Paian Chamber Music 2014
Pantomime Kajonique Chamber Music 2024
Peaceful Landscape with Moss Instrumental solo 2023
Pentagrammon Chamber Music 2015
Pertisiada Ensemble 2023
Pesther Karneval 2019 Instrumental solo 2019
Petri-Song (Hommage à Chr. Morgenstern) Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2015
Pom-Pom March Symphony orchestra 2023
Posauner Marsch Instrumental solo 2022
Prélude á le prélude Chamber Music 2015
Psalm XLII Choir and orchestra 2021
Pseudomakam Chamber Music 2015
Pseudomarsch Chamber Music 2017
Pénelopeia Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2012
Quartet pour la fin du jam Chamber Music 2016
Quasi zimbalo Concerto 2021
Quintet Orchestral work 2015
Raabertüre Symphony orchestra 2021
Recitativo & Rituale Chamber Music 2023
Recitativo prosecco Chamber Music 2020
Repülő Solo voice(s) a cappella 2022
Ricerca di ricercare Chamber Music 2017
Rilke-Song with Two Accompaniments - In Two Similar Pictures Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 2014
Rintocchi di mezzonotte Chamber Music 2015
Salutatio Intercisae Chamber Music 2024
Satmar Song Chamber Music 2022
Schmuÿle & Samuel Goldenberg Instrumental solo 2018
Seepferdchen und Flugfische Instrumental solo 2024
Shijing Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2018
Shijing Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instr. and orch. 2019
Silenzio! Instrumental solo 2012
Sinfonai Instrumental solo 0
Sinfonia Nr. 1 Symphony orchestra 2022
Sinfonia Nr. 2 Symphony orchestra 2022
Singende Fontäne / Singing Fountains Chamber Music 2014
Six Honest Serving-Men Solo voice(s) a cappella 2020
Smith Trio Chamber Music 2017
Sonetto Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2013
Song Book 2021 Mixed choir 2021
Song For The Persecuted Ensemble 2020
Spencer & Therese Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2010
Suite in 3 String orchestra 2018
T.L(X) Chamber Music 2016
TRIOverture Chamber Music 2019
Tango-Loop 2022 Instrumental solo 2022
Table of Contents Instrumental solo 2023
The Death of Orpheus Stage work 2014
The Guide For The Perplexed Solo voice(s) a cappella 2020
Thoreau Second Hand Ensemble 2024
Three Jim Carrey-Speeches Instrumental solo 2021
Three Songs Instrumental solo 2015
Tiefhornfantasie aus den Ostalpen String orchestra 2023
Tommy Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 2021
Péter Tornyai´s Letter Instrumental solo 2019
Tra - Hommage a J.S.Bach Chamber Music 2013
Tre dui - Musical Incidence for Six Performers Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2012
Trittico dalla mia finestra Chamber Music 2014
Uvdtloriaq´s Anthem to the Rising Sun Instrumental solo 2014
Variationen über ein Thema von - Symphony orchestra 2014
Wanderers Nachtlied II Chamber Music 2021
Wandering Romances Chamber Music 2022
Wenn dein Mütterlein / When Your Mother Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2014
Wind Book 2023 Wind orchestra 2023
Wnaderers nachtlied / Wanderer´s Night Song Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2014
Zsolnay March Wind orchestra 2016
Zsolnay-dances Wind orchestra 2019
Zulu Nights Mixed choir 2023
bLd Instrumental solo 2014
burjan Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2021
for larry Instrumental solo 2011
i fiori Chamber Music 2012
inno Instrumental solo 2012
quasi quatricinium Chamber Music 2009
qui Chamber Music 2012
tr(io) Chamber Music 2011
Transcription - Josquin des Préz: Pater Noster !to be determined 2016
Émile Reynaud: Pauvre Pierrot Film music 2015
Odes (诗经) Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2017
Öi-(jj) Instrumental solo 2016
Örkény´s Dilemma Live and prerecorded music 2014
Örkény´ dilemma - version x. !to be determined 0