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.

Hollós Máté


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Máté Hollós was born in Budapest, in 1954. He graduated at the composition faculty of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1980. First he worked for the agency of Artisjus (the Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Authors' Rights) promoting Hungarian music abroad and taught foreign students at the Academy. Then he established Akkord Music Publishers, the first private company of this kind after the 40 year monopolic position of the state-owned Editio Musica Budapest. In 1990 he was commissioned to be the director of the record company, Hungaroton. In 1993 they founded Hungaroton Classic Ltd., which, including the pop department of the company) is now called: Hungaroton Records Ltd. Hollós is the Managing Director of the company. After functioning as the Vice President of the Hungarian Composers' Union, he was named President of the organization in 1996, and re-elected in 1999. He is also member of the board of the the Leadership of Artisjus, the presidential committee of the Association of Hungarian Music Publishers, and other organisations. He is a regular contributor of the press and the Hungarian Radio.

Hollós' compositions have been performed in most European countries as well as in the USA and Canada. He received major commissions from the USA, Canada, France and England, including a piano concerto for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Organisation, premiered by the European Council. A portrait film was made about him by the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) 1986.

Máté Hollós has received several prizes, among them the Prize of the Audience at the rostrum of the Hungarian Radio (1992), the Erkel Prize (1997), and the Bartók-Pásztory Award (1998).
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1988 Fiatal Zeneszerzők Csoportja 1.
(Young Composers' Group - 1)
Hungaroton SLPX 12945
1990 Hollós Máté: Fölfelé hulló levelek éneke Pannon Classic PCL 8006 Own
1994 Kortárs román és magyar zene
(Contemporary Rumanian and Hungarian Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31572
1998 Kórusművek Debrecennek
(Vocal Works to Debrecen)
Magánkiadás BR 0109
1998 Mentsük meg a Zeneakadémiát!
(Let's Save the Liszt Academy!)
Hungaroton HCD 31841
1999 Kortárs magyar szerzők orgonaművei
(Hungarian Contemporary Organ Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31858
1999 Les Mysteres de la Naissance (A születés titkai)
(Les Mysteres de la Naissance (The Mysteries of Birth))
Hungaroton HCD 31766
2000 Élő elektronikus kompozíciók
(Hungarian Live Electronic Works)
Hungaroton HCD 31868
2001 Kortárs magyar kórusművek
(Hungarian Contemporary Choral Works)
Hungaroton HCD 31956
2001 Párhuzamos monológok - kortárs magyar zene cimbalomra
(Paralel Monologues - Contemporary Hungarian Music for Cimbalom)
Hungaroton HCD 31997
2002 Varga Zoltán: Born for Horn Hungaroton HCD 32176
2003 Csellómánia
Hungaroton HCD 32108
2004 Hollós Máté: Szelíd dalok JOKA PCL 8018 Own
2005 a la Carte - szólódarabok gordonkára
(a la Carte - Solo Works for Cello)
Hungaroton HCD 32288
2006 New Music for Cimbalom Dedicated to Viktória Herencsár
(Új cimbalomművek Herencsár Viktóriának ajánlva)
Hungaroton HCD32427
2006 Wohltemperiertes Cymbal Hungaroton HCD 32359
2009 Lebegés - Elektroakusztikus Zene
(Floatation - ElectroAcoustic Research)
Hungaroton HCD 32637
2009 Harpchipelago - Kortárs magyar kompozíciók hárfára
(Harpchipelago - Contemporary Hungarian Works for Harp)
Hungaroton HCD 32630
2009 A XX. század hangjai
(Sounds of the 20th Century)
Hungaroton HCD 32598-99 2 CDs
2009 Brass5 Hungaroton HCD 32632
2019 Puskás Levente és Váradi Judit: Tetra Magánkiadás ISRC HU-AK5-1900001
Title Type Year
"soll ich mit dir gehn?" Chamber Music 2008
...I Sat Me Down to Ponder... Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2011 other than... Instrumental solo 0
1 or 10 Piano Piece(s) Instrumental solo 1994
18 - 17 = 10 Instrumental solo 2014
33 Peacocks Instrumental solo 2009
4 - 2 - 1 Chamber Music 2002
The Fourth Version Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2005
On The Threshold Of Non-Being Chamber Music 1985
On the Edge of Non-existence Chamber Music 1985
Song of Hope Instrumental solo 1994
Among the Crowd, at Kodály´s Catafalque Mixed choir 1991
The Revolt of Strawmen Film music 1999
Songs of Love Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1981
At the Grave Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 2007
Adagio ed appassionato Chamber Music 2000
Lullaby & Song Mixed choir 1997
English Songs with English Horn Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2014
My Mother Choir and solo instrument(s) 1992
Arbonelliclar Instrumental solo 1999
Arparmonia Instrumental solo 1987
Arpercussonata Chamber Music 2009
Atanos Chamber Music 2000
About Celia´s Sorrow Mixed choir 2008
Back to the Blackfoot Chamber Music 2015
Bagatelle badinante Chamber Music 2021
Balladuo Chamber Music 2021
Introduction and March - but Where? Symphony orchestra 2015
Farewell to Aase Instrumental solo 2001
Before Farewell Instrumental solo 2014
Sleight of Hand Instrumental solo 1989
Sleight of Hand Instrumental solo 1988
Cantata concertante Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2019
Canticornum Chamber Music 1995
Canto nostalgico per violoncello Instrumental solo 2003
Canzoni e conclusione per violino solo Instrumental solo 2010
Cara Luma Phírav / I Wander the World Live and tape music 1996
Cellinvenzioni Chamber Music 2004
Cellontano Instrumental solo 0
Cemballata Instrumental solo 2009
Cycle - For Horn Quartet Chamber Music 1986
Clarinettement Instrumental solo 2010
Clarinettement Instrumental solo 2010
Clavinova concerante No. 1 Live and tape music 2003
Clavinova concerante No. 2 Chamber Music 2005
Clavinova fantázia No. 1 Tape music 1999
Clavinova Fantasia No. 2 Tape music 2001
For the Celebartion of of Cleveland´s Kossuth Monument Instrumental solo 2022
Cornotturno Concerto 2001
Nature morte / Still Life Orchestral work 0
Silent Trumpet Music with Harp Chamber Music 1996
Cuorno Instrumental solo 0
Song for Many Guitars Orchestral work 1999
Dodicelli Ensemble 2001
Doppiano Chamber Music 2005
Duetti drammatici e delicati Chamber Music 1997
Duettrió Chamber Music 1989
Duo-dozen for Clarinets Chamber Music 2006
Southern Clouds Choir and solo instrument(s) 1992
Dúli-dúli Chamber Music 1979
A Bartók-Shadow Chamber Music 2015
Live Transmission from Budapest Destroyed by the War - Oratorio Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 1984
Electrio Chamber Music 2018
Elegy Instrumental solo 1993
Memory Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2019
Empressions Chamber orchestra 2010
Epidaurus Crickets, Speak! Live and tape music 2006
Evening Halo Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2002
Fanfare Chamber Music 2000
Fantasia quasi una sonata Instrumental solo 2014
Phantom Piece Live and tape music 1992
Fantasy for Clarinet and Strings Chamber Music 2001
Dancing Cloud Choir and solo instrument(s) 1989
Looking Upon a Star Chamber Music 1986
Flautinvenzioni Chamber Music 2007
Tig Instrumental solo 2003
For Two, for Cellos Chamber Music 2011
Floating Flute Instrumental solo 2007
Song of Leaves Falling Upwards Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1994
Gemini Guitars Chamber Music 1996
Gesztieszti Duos Chamber Music 2010
Guitar Concerto Concerto 2017
Grandsemble Symphony orchestra 2012
Candle Flame to Zoltán Gyöngyössy Instrumental solo 2011
Candle Flame to Sándor Szilvágyi Instrumental solo 2021
Six Pieces for Six Strings Instrumental solo 1985
Six and a Half Flute Duets Chamber Music 1992
Three in One Chamber Music 0
Three Songs on One Poem No. 1 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997
Three Songs on One Poem No. 2 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2003
Three Pieces for Trumpet and Piano Chamber Music 1997
Three Little Duos for Two Cellos Chamber Music 2001
Three Trios for Flute, Clarinet and Piano Chamber Music 2000
Callsign Trio Chamber Music 1999
Snow Children's choir 1992
Sonata No. 1 Instrumental solo 1999
Sonata No. 2 Instrumental solo 2004
Sonata No. 3 Instrumental solo 2011
String Quartet No. 3 Chamber Music 2021
Speilmann ´80 / Minstrel ´80 Instrumental solo 1979
Impromptu for Two Cimbaloms Chamber Music 1988
Impromptus for Julius and Japan Instrumental solo 2012
Inoa - For Violin and Viola Chamber Music 2008
John Anderson, My Jo Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2004
Jubilelegy Instrumental solo 2008
I Wander the World / Cara luma phírav Choral music 0
You Are Coming, Young Green Mixed choir 1981
Shell Quintet Chamber Music 2014
Kajetan Tyl - Cantata Solo voice(s) with ensemble 1983
Concerto for Chamber Ensemble Chamber Music 1996
´Camera´ Music Chamber Music 1987
Primrose Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2014
Slovakian Songs from Keresztúr Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2006
Quartet for Cimbaloms Chamber Music 1998
Two Female Choirs on Poems by Árpád Tóth Female choir 2006
Greeting Kököjszi and Bobojsza Chamber Music 1984
Lamento e consolazione / Lament and Consolation Instrumental solo 1997
Latmotives Instrumental solo 2013
Lehel Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2011
L´EAR-A Chamber Music 1992
Lyric Letter Instrumental solo 0
Hungarian Motifs Instrumental solo 2011
Fruitless Hour Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1985
Meditazione "Violacello" Chamber Music 2022
Message to Alberta Ensemble 2019
Tales for 4 Guitars Chamber Music 2002
Why do They Scold? - Duos for Children Chamber Music 2001
Movimenti melodici e meditativi Chamber Music 1997
Musica Gentile Chamber Music 2008
Musica per i grandi Piccoli Chamber orchestra 2004
For You, For Me Instrumental solo 2014
Notturno Chamber Music 1993
Four Meditations Instrumental solo 1998
Obidubidú Chamber Music 2010
Oboepistola Instrumental solo 1996
Omaggio No. 1 (a Szeged) String orchestra 1991
Omaggio No. 2 - In memoria di István Vántus String orchestra 1997
Omagietti a István Matuz Chamber Music 2007
Pastorale Chamber Music 1997
Pastel Trio Chamber Music 1995
Ptolle con sentimento Chamber Music 2020
Pavane and Gaillarde Chamber Music 1981
Pezzo fisarmondiale Instrumental solo 2003
Pizzimbalo Instrumental solo 2004
Preludes to Peace Concerto 2014
Promenade Chamber Music 1983
Dialogue with the Invisible Live and tape music 1997
Peter-Pictures Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2008
Quintette Parisien / Paris Quintet Chamber Music 1995
Quintetto da concertina Chamber Music 2013
Rhapsody Instrumental solo 2010
Rhapsody, elegy and dance Chamber orchestra 2001
Rhapsodical Monologue / Monologue Rapsodique Instrumental solo 1990
Razglednice - Memoari Chamber Music 2009
Return Film music 1996
Vowels of Rimbaud / Les Voyelles de Rimbaud Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1990
Rock your bark, Charon! Chamber Music 1999
Riviolas Chamber Music 2007
Romance String orchestra 2018
Rondino Instrumental solo 1992
Rondo Instrumental solo 1992
Sassonoro Instrumental solo 2013
Sentimassofoni Chamber Music 2021
Sinfonietta Ensemble 1986
E-Messages Instrumental solo 2002
Staccamato Instrumental solo 2016
Strings of Strigonium (The Strings of Esztergom Orchestral work 1997
Suoni solenni Symphony orchestra 2000
Gentle Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1983
Silentium Male choir 1999
Music from the End of the Century Symphony orchestra 1988
Spring at the Házsongárd Cemetery Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1983
Te túl, rózsám, te túl... Chamber Music 2007
The Arrow and the Song Female choir 1993
Toccata Instrumental solo 1976
Toccata Lirica Instrumental solo 1986
Toccatina Instrumental solo 1988
Toccatina Instrumental solo 1989
Tre pezzi con due intermezzi Instrumental solo 2006
Tre toccate Instrumental solo 2003
Trio for Five Instruments Chamber Music 2004
Trombondine Instrumental solo 2013
Trombonepistola Instrumental solo 0
Movement-chain Instrumental solo 1978
Árpád Tóth Reminiscences Chamber Music 2018
Fairy Dream Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2003
Valse triste Chamber Music 2007
Varibootion Chamber Music 1989
Variations on the 45th !to be determined 2018
Viole contro violenza Chamber Music 2012
Flower Song Instrumental solo 2011
Sonata Mirrorlight (Sonata No. 4) Instrumental solo 2021
Fanfare of Vásárhely Chamber Music 1998
Wind on the Hill Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1984
Music for Any Kind of Cimbalom Instrumental solo 1997
Flag Mixed choir 0
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra ´Oxfordorian´ Concerto 1995
Dreamlessness and at Last Dream Symphony orchestra 1998
Song for Four Bassoons Chamber Music 2015
Songs, Float from My Lips Instrumental solo 1983
Is it worth? Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2003
New Song Without Words Instrumental solo 1988
Festial Album Page / Foglio D´album per una festa Instrumental solo 1992
Festive Sighs Chamber Music 2017
Message Music Instrumental solo 2005