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.

Szunyogh Balázs


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Composer and chamber music teacher. He was born in Budapest on February 5, 1954. He studied at the composing and chamber music faculty of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest between 1972 and 1977, as a student of Emil Petrovics and György Kurtág. As a recipient of the Herder Scholarship in 1979-80, he received further training in Vienna, Austria, by attending the classes of Alfred Uhl.

Between 1977 and 1980, he was assistant lecturer, as well as a teacher of chamber music, at the faculty of composing. From 1985, he was an assistant professor at the same faculty. His works include vocal and chamber music pieces, songs and solo instrument compositions.

His compositions scored success in a number of competitions (Centenary Composer Competition of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Creative Youth Competition). He is a recipient of the Albert Szirmai Award. He died at the age of 46.

Awards, prizes:
Liszt Ferenc Centenary Composer Competition of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music: First prize (1975); Creative Youth Competition: First prize (1976); Albert Szirmai Award (1977)
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1991 Children's Choruses for You Magánkiadás BLKA CD 001
1998 Mentsük meg a Zeneakadémiát!
(Let's Save the Liszt Academy!)
Hungaroton HCD 31841
2000 Trio D'Echo: Kamarazene
(Trio D'Echo: Chamber Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31877
Title Type Year
The Revenge Film music 1977
Prince of Anguish Male choir 1984
The Number One Hundred Eleven Film music 1981
Crime on Goat Island Film music 1982
Cantus firmus Chamber Music 1985
Capriccio Instrumental solo 1981
The Cherry Orchard Film music 1979
Drama on the Hunt Film music 1987
Hamlet Film music 1983
Hommage a Stravinsky Instrumental solo 1975
Three Songs on Poems by German Poets Vocal music 0
Three Movements for Violin Solo Instrumental solo 1977
Three Flashes Children's choir 1990
Henry IV of England Film music 1980
Calendar Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1975
Bittersweet Choir and orchestra 1979
Small Suite Choir with accompaniment 1979
Two Songs on Russian Texts Vocal music 1990
L´aube des flammes Tape music 1984
Memoriola String orchestra 1989
Four Duos for Cello and Piano Chamber Music 1978
Piccolo divertimento String orchestra 1982
Magda Szabó: Tne Son of Merano Music for the theater 1980
Ceremony and Lament Instrumental solo 1992
Trio Serenade Chamber Music 1978
Variations for Chamber Ensemble Ensemble 1977
Zeit XII Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 1989
Chant Instrumental solo 1987
Judgment and Truth Film music 1982
Giant Film music 1984
Five Songs for Bariton Solo and Piano on Poems by S. Weöres, Po Chü-i, J. Pilinszky J., Á. Tóth Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1984
Widow and Her Daughter Film music 1983