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.

Gyöngyösi Levente


Place of Birth
Kolozsvár (Cluj Napoca - Romania)
Date of Birth

Levente Gyöngyösi was born 1975 in Kolozsvár (Cluj Napoca - Romania). He learned to play the piano in the local Art Lyceum. In 1989 he moved to Hungary with his family, and he was accepted to the Béla Bartók Secondary School for Music where he studied composing (from István Fekete Győr) and piano (from Katalin Schweitzer). He took his final exam in 1993 with top marks. The same year he was accepted to the second grade of the composing department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, where his master was György Orbán.

He is multiple prize-winner of various composing contests. His most important work so far is his two-act opera „A gólyakalifa” (Stork caliph), based on Mihály Babits’ novel. The libretto was written by poet Zsófia Balla. This opera was requested by the Hungarian State Opera House for the opera competition of the millennium in 2000 (Levente Gyöngyösi came in second place).

He graduated summa cum laude on the 5th of May, 1999 in the Great Hall of the Music Academy. At this concert, mainly his choral works and chamber works as well as the first act of „A gólyakalifa” were played by the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, conducted by György Vashegyi.

He worked as répétiteur of the Béla Bartók Secondary School for Music (1997-1999) and he also taught score reading there. From July 1999 he has performed at many concerts as continuo player with the Orfeo Orchestra conducted by György Vashegyi. They play baroque and classical music on period instruments.

From the scholar year 1999/2000 he has taken part in the 3-year composing DLA Programme of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. This programme is being led by head of department professor Zoltán Jeney. In 2000 and 2001 Levente Gyöngyösi was honored with the Kodály Scholarship.

In 2006 he won first prize at the contest of the European Choral Association (AGEC).

Prizes and recognitions:
2005 Erkel Prize
2008 Talentum Art Prize
2009 Youths of March Prize
2009 Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory Award

see also: Gyöngyösi Levente - musician
Title Type Year
2 Cantiones Sacrae Mixed choir 2009
2 Chansons on Géza Szőcs´s Poems Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2002
5 Pieces from Microcosmos - Arrangement Ensemble 1997
At the Danube Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2015
The Master and Margarita Stage work 2016
The Stork-Caliph Opera 1999
Song of the Bride Other 2011
Ady Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1995
Allegro furioso for Piano Instrumental solo 1994
Alleluia Choir and solo instrument(s) 2014
American Pie Other 2001
Amicus meus Mixed choir 2023
Asperges me Choir and solo instrument(s) 2015
Assumpta est Maria Choir with solo voice(s) 1999
Ave Maria Female choir 2016
Ave verum corpus Mixed choir 2016
The Lively Mirror - Duet on Sándor Weöres´ Poem Solo voice(s) with ensemble 1996
The Tragedy of Man Vocal music 2020
BDZ Fanfare Symphony orchestra 2019
Beati pauperes spiritu Mixed choir 2019
Beatus omnis Female choir 2017
Beatus vir (Psalm 1) Choir with accompaniment 2004
Beatus vir (Psalm 1) Choir a cappella 2002
Caelum et terra Female choir 2018
Cantate Domino (Psalmus 95.) Female choir 1997
Cantate Domino 2019 Choir and solo instrument(s) 2019
Cantici Frartis Sole Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2003
Caritas patiens est Female choir 2018
Concertino for Piano, Percussions and Orchestra Concerto 1993
Concerto per zimbalo ungherese e archi Concerto 2001
Confitebor tibi, Domine Female choir 2017
Confitemini Domino (Psalm 136) Children's choir 2010
Convertere, anima mea Choir a cappella 2011
Silent Night Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2008
In Wonderful Country Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 2006
We Are Wondering About Life Choir a cappella 2002
Da pacem, Domine Choir a cappella 2017
Das Hohelied der Liebe Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2004
De profundis Mixed choir 2019
Deus ultionum Female choir 2011
Divertimento 1. per 11 violoncelli e 1 contrabasso Chamber Music 2002
Divertimento 2. per orchestra d´archi String orchestra 2002
Divertimento 3 String orchestra 2019
Dixit Dominus Female choir 2018
Dixit Dominus Domino meo Mixed choir 2017
Dixit in corde suo Mixed choir 2012
Domine Deus meus Mixed choir 2011
Dominus Iesus in qua nocte Choir a cappella 2016
Dominus regnavit Mixed choir 2014
Don Quijote Symphony orchestra 2004
Don Quijote - Puppet Music Music for the theater 2004
She Leaves Me Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2006
Waves of Running River - Petőfi Songs for Mixed Choir Mixed choir 1996
Flute Concerto Concerto 2018
Gloria Kajoniensis Choir and solo instrument(s) 2008
When I Think About My Love Mixed choir 0
Hama Song Other 2007
Hodie Christus natus est Mixed choir 2002
Symphony No. 1 Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2009
Symphony No. 2 Symphony orchestra 2011
Symphony No. 2 (Birth) Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2011
Symphony No. 4 (The Chariot of Illés) Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2015
World Youth Championships in Athletics 2001 Incidental music 2001
In te, Domine, speravi Choir and solo instrument(s) 2017
Image of God - Cantata in Memoriam 1956 Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2006
Iubilate Deo Choir and solo instrument(s) 2012
Iubilate Domino Female choir 2017
Wishing for Good Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2007
Christmas Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2014
Christmas Oratorio Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2013
Lament on Soldiers Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2015
Two Csokonai Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2007
Two Bitter Folksongs Mixed choir 2000
Laudate Dominum Choir with solo voice(s) 2013
Laudate Dominum de caelis Female choir 2011
Laudate pueri Dominum Female choir 2016
To be or not Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2020
Passio - Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum evangelistam Lucam Solo voice(s), choir & chamber orchestra 2008
Magnificat Choir with solo voice(s) 1996
Escape - For Mixed Choir on the Poem of Lőrincz Szabó Choir and solo instrument(s) 1997
Always - Song on the Poems of Sándor Weöres and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1996
Misericors Dominus Female choir 2016
Missa Lux et Origo Female choir 2004
Missa Quarta Female choir 2017
Missa Quinque Auctorum - Gloria / Five Composers Mass - Gloria Mixed choir 2006
Missa Vanitas vanitatum Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2010
Missa brevis Mixed choir 1995
Mozart: L’oca del Cairo Other 2005
My love is strengthen´d Mixed choir 2014
Nihil est per omni parte beatum Choir with solo voice(s) 2001
Nolite timere Female choir 2018
O Maria, noli flere Female choir 2014
O clavis David Mixed choir 2007
O magnum mysterium Mixed choir 2016
O vos omnes Female choir 2014
Omni die dic Mariae Female choir 2014
Ouvertura Festiva Symphony orchestra 1999
Ouvertura Sopianaensis Symphony orchestra 2012
Overture of the Clocks Symphony orchestra 2018
Partita for Viola and Piano Chamber Music 1995
Parvulus natus est nobis Female choir 2010
Pastores loquebantur Mixed choir 2016
Puer natus in Bethlehem Mixed choir 2011
Pulchra es, amica mea Mixed choir 2014
Quintet Chamber Music 1996
Quis habitabit Mixed choir 2018
Quo ibo a spiritu tuo Female choir 2012
Regina coeli Female choir 2016
Reihe Chamber Music 1996
Myteries Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2010
Rose Choir with solo voice(s) 1996
Rose - Poem by Sándor Weöres Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Salve Regina Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 2000
Sicut cervus - Psalm 42 for Female Choir Choir with solo voice(s) 2013
Sicut lilium inter spinas Mixed choir 2010
Sinfonia concertante Concerto 2013
Sinfonietta Symphony orchestra 1992
Sinfonietta 2. Symphony orchestra 2003
Solvere volo Mixed choir 2019
Sonata per clarinetto, viola e piano Chamber Music 2015
Super flumina Babylonis Female choir 2016
Sussurrat iniquitas Mixed choir 2018
Sextet Chamber Music 1994
Symphony for Orchestra Symphony orchestra 1995
Petals Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 1998
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano Chamber Music 1995
Sonata for Piccolo and Piano Chamber Music 2007
Sonata for Trumpet, Cello and Piano Chamber Music 2013
Beautifully Mixed choir 1996
Shaman-prayer Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2003
Encounter Mixed choir 2007
Te Deum 1914 Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 0
Te lucis ante terminum Mixed choir 2003
Trahe me, post te curremus Mixed choir 1997
Tre sonetti di Petrarca Choir with solo voice(s) 1996
Tószunnyadó Other 2009
Fireworks Music Other 2001
Ubi caritas et amor Choir a cappella 2011
Vanitatum vanitas Female choir 2001
Veni Iesu, veni amor Female choir 2003
Veni Iesu, veni amor Male choir 2018
Venite, exultemus Domino (Psalm 94) Choir a cappella 2002
Verkündigung / Annunciation Symphony orchestra 2001
Storm Choir and solo instrument(s) 2002
Villon´s Love Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997
Vulnerasti cor meum Mixed choir 2018
Piano Concerto Concerto 2011
Zorongo Choir with solo voice(s) 1997
Transcription - J.S. Bach: Cantata 190 (Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied) Movement 1. Choir and orchestra 2012
I Would Leave if I Could Concerto 2016