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.

Szigeti István


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Date of Birth

He studied composition under Sándor Szokolay and Miklós Kocsár, and graduated from the composition department of the Bartók Béla Specialized Secondary School of Music as a student of Miklós Kocsár. He studied electronic music under Zoltán Pongrácz.

Since 1975 he has been working for the Hungarian Radio, from 1982 as a musical aditor. In 1994 he was appointed to the artistic director of the electroacoustic Music Studio of the Hungarian Radio (HEAR Studio). Between 1986 and 1989 he headed the Young Composers Group in Budapest. Member of the presidium of Hungarian Composer's Union, and president of the László Lajtha Society. He is the artistic director of the International Summer meeting of electroacoustic Music (ISMEAM) in Sárvár, which was founded in 1997 also by him. In 1984 he was awarded the Kodály Scholarship, in 1999 the Lajtha Prize, in 2000 the Erkel Prize. In 1981 his Souvenir de K won a special prize at the International Composers Competition at the GMEB Electroacoustic Music Centre in Bourges and his ELKA was choosen there as one of the six most successful compositions by the 1984 jury.
Title Type Year
"Slow and Lively" Live and tape music 2001
160 Characters Live and tape music 2004
96 Chamber Music 0
Rapture of Transience Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2010
AD(ri)A Ensemble 1997
Apocrypha Tape music 2003
Ave Maria Female choir 2006
Ave maris stella Female choir 2004
The Burning Dictionary Female choir 1989
The Sounds of the Night Live and tape music 0
Last Dream of the Old Mill Chamber Music 0
Benedetto Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Excited Instrumental solo 0
CORN-FLAKES Live and tape music 2007
Capriccio Instrumental solo 0
ChambEAR Music Electroacoustic music 1993
Coloriage Symphony orchestra 0
Coloriage No. 2 Chamber Music 0
Concertino Aveirense Tape music 2002
Concertino baroccheggiante Concerto 2019
Contrabassissimo Live and tape music 2003
Corpo di Bacco Chamber Music 2008
Didgeridoo-Song Live and tape music 2006
Dimensioni Chamber orchestra 1976
Duettino Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2007
Duos Chamber Music 2000
Duos Chamber Music 2000
E M Live and tape music 0
ELKA Electroacoustic music 1981
A Little Mosquito´s Life and ... Chamber Music 1995
Memories Multimedia 0
Etude Electroacoustic music 0
F. Otto Ag. Live and tape music 1998
Fallalla Female choir 1989
Fantasy Instrumental solo 2007
Fragments String orchestra 2014
Flute-Cello Duo Chamber Music 0
Gestures Chamber Music 2004
Thoughts on destitution Stage work 2019
Hommage a Madarász Instrumental solo 0
Hommage á Bruhns String orchestra 2019
Hope and Hopeless Electroacoustic music 0
Hostias Solo voice(s) a cappella 2004
Hypostasis Tape music 2001
Triple Concerto Concerto 0
Three Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2009
Cantata No. 1 (My Lord, How Long Do You Forget About Me?) Solo voice(s) with orchestra 0
Twins in the Mirror Computer music 1993
Image Electroacoustic music 1982
In flagranti Mixed choir 1979
Jubilee Music Solo voice(s) with ensemble 0
Game Electroacoustic music 0
KYCSYM Tape music 1996
Kaleidoscope Tape music 0
Cathedral (Hommage à Bach) Chamber Music 1995
On Charon´s Flat Boat Live and tape music 2000
Choral Chamber Music 0
Can-Canon Live and tape music 0
Impossibilities Chamber Music 2003
L’homme armé echoes Chamber Music 2019
L´adieu Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1980
To Gy. L. for Fun Instrumental solo 0
LUX Electroacoustic music 2007
Breathlessness Chamber Music 2000
Breath Live and tape music 2004
Hungarian Etudes Female choir 1991
Almost One Minute Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2006
Memento, homo Live and tape music 2004
Tale Chamber Music 1975
Mirage Canariage Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2014
Mother & Father Tape music 2003
Mosaics Chamber Music 0
Naijey Chamber Music 1991
Nova Scotia Instrumental solo 2023
Novecento Orchestral work 1998
25th November Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Organic Silhouettes Multimedia 0
Shepherd´s Ballad Live and tape music 0
Paraphrase on the D-flat Major Consolations by Liszt Instrumental solo 0
Perpetuum Mobile Live and tape music 1995
Piccolo Concertino Chamber Music 2023
Dust Song Solo voice(s) with ensemble 1997
Quartetto Chamber Music 2006
Quasi Electroacoustic music 2007
Rhapsody (Hommage a Kodály) String orchestra 0
Hopeless Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Requiem Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2004
Ritornelli Instrumental solo 1976
Rolling Screes Chamber Music 0
Antiquities Instrumental solo 2007
Short Chamber Music 0
Sea Song Electroacoustic music 1984
Souvenir de K. Tape music 1981
Stabat Mater Solo voice(s), choir & chamber ensemble 0
Sweeping Instrumental solo 2014
Tempophonie String orchestra 1985
Terza prattica Chamber Music 0
That´s for You Chamber Music 1988
The Clown Instrumental solo 1985
The Life of a Little Gnat and !to be determined 0
Tiszavirág Choir a cappella 1998
Toccata nostalgica Tape music 2001
Trasfigurazioni per due pianoforti Chamber Music 1985
The Adventures of Trebor Piák Live and tape music 0
Trio Chamber Music 0
Fragments from the Sárvár Mass Female choir 2002
Mister Cricket Live and tape music 0
Vari-játékok Chamber Music 0
Flower Song Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2006
Saint Vitus Dance Live and tape music 0
Vungec Songs of Magic Electroacoustic music 0
I´m Waiting Female choir 1974
Why Not? Chamber Music 1987
Psalm Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Zsu Instrumental solo 2011
Shadows Live and tape music 2000
Perpetual Motion Instrumental solo 2007
Autumn Female choir 1994