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.

Győri Filharmonikus Zenekar (Győr Philharmonic Orchestra)

Orchestra, choir, ensemble

(+36 96) 312 452
(+36 96) 319 232
Further contact
9021 Győr, Ardi vértanúk útja 6.

The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra can trace its roots directly back to the Győr Vocal and Music Association, founded by Antal Richter, father of the famous Győr born conductor János Richter. This ensemble became the city orchestra in 1894 and has retained a central role in Győr’s cultural life ever since. In 1968, it became a professional concert orchestra and it now has 84 full time musicians. In recent years, they have toured Austria, Italy, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Luxemburg, Holland, Denmark, Bosnia and Slovakia. The orchestra has been conducted by such distinguished Hungarian and foreign artists as Lamberto Gardelli, Angelo Epfrikian, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, Ludovit Rajter, Yuri Simonov, Eugene Goosens, Carlo Zecci, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Miklós Erdélyi, András Kórodi, Ervin Lukács and Hans Richter (who is a descendant of the founder Antal Richter). Soloists to have worked with the orchestra include Ditta Pásztori, Annie Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis, Desző Ránki, Gábor Janota, Miklós Perényi, György Pauk, István Ruha, Endre Gertler, Gergely Bogányi, Ibolya Verebics, Jenő Jandó, Franco Bonisolli, Yevgeni Nestrenko and Peter Lucas Graf. The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra has given world premieres of a number of works by Hungarian composers and in 1988, received an ARTISJUS prize in recognition of its work. Since 1997, its principal conductor has been Ádám Medveczky.