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.

Miskolci Szimfonikus Zenekar (North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra)

Orchestra, choir, ensemble

+36 46 506 695
+36 46 323 488
+36 46 351 497
Further contact
3025 Miskolc, Fábián u. 6/a.

The Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, as the only professional full orchestra of this region is an ensemble possessing an outstanding tradition and it can be considered as the hostage of presence for the symphony music here. Its sphere of its operatio overreaches Miskolc and our county's boundaries. Having ample international ties and being a frequent character in the capital's concert-halls this orchestra often travels the country, too.
The main region off its activities is Miskolc and county Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. On its seat the back of its tasks are the concerts for season ticket holders, series occasionally organized concerts and the summer concerts.

The performances of The Ticket for the Season (for 7 performances) , the Popular Tickets (for 5 performances), the Master Tickets (for 4 performances) are showed in the National Theater Miskolc. All the season Ticket Performances are always sold out.
The so called New Years Concert has been evoking a great interest in Miskolc for more than a decade, two successive performances of which turn out to be few.

The summer's open air concert series are among the most successful programs of the Miskolc Summer, bound to festive occasions.
International opera galas and occasionally organized concerts bound to festive occasions of Miskolc fill out the county seat`s program offer. The 25 to 26 adult concert has an audience of about 15000. More, besides Miskolc the orchestra gives about 30 youth concert on several settlements of the county, the audiences of which exceeds the 12000.

The artistic work based on domestic an international demands is being performed by an ensemble of 84 professional musicians, highly qualified musicians, graduated from college or from the Academy of Music.
The art director of the orchestra is director László Kovács, awarded with Liszt Prize, Bartók-Pásztory Prize, whose work has been acknowledged by city Miskolc with Pro Urbe Prize.
The repertoire of the ensemble is very rich, all musical styles and genre (symphonic music, opera, light opera, musical, film music, symphonic dance music) are represented from the baroque music to contemporary compositions.

The Miskolc Symphony Orchestra is a highly co-operative institute, its productions can be easily traveled, its genre flexibility enables us to correspond with demands of various audiences, its extended system of relationships enables us to invite excellent singers and instrument soloists.
Its operation requires a significant public relations activity, a high number of street bills (2 to 3 dozen) fly-sheets, program leaflets, multi-language brochures distributed occasionally also internationally propagate its activity. The orchestra is a frequent player in local and the country's press media and also the electronic media frequently broadcast its concerts or write about them.

In the case of a developing co-operation the interests of the sponsors are considered maximally in the public relations - by naming the occasional Season Tickets and occasionally organized Concerts, by readily co-operating in the organization of concerts by sponsors for their employees, stockholders or business partners, being able to correspond with the client's demand regarding the site, the genre and the time. For the sponsor's guests the orchestra provides entry tickets permanently - depending from agreement. The orchestra is ready to co-operate in preparing official duties - Cds, and cassettes for companies.

The presence of the symphonic orchestra and the activity of a symphonic orchestra is always a significant measure of the civil society's development in a region. The Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, having an about 100-years tradition and being active as a professional ensemble since 35 years, adds his share to the intellectual and cultural life of Northern Hungary every day. The Orchestra is an ambassador of the Hungarian culture also abroad, and it promotes the fame of this region continuously.

In 1993 the orchestra was awarded with Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory Prize.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
Csajkovszkij, Pjotr Iljics: VI. b-moll szimfónia
(Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich: Symphony No. 6. B minor)
Magánkiadás TVF 9301
Klassik Ohne Krise: Vergnügen Operette Naxos 8.551318-19 2 CDs
Rózsa, Miklós: Spellbound Concerto; Concerto for piano op.31.; Ben Hur suite Auvidis V 4841 Own
Reichard Gross: Four Orchestral Works Magánkiadás JCR A 021
1977 Matuz István fuvolán játszik Hungaroton SLPX 11920 LP
1988 Fiatal Zeneszerzők Csoportja 1.
(Young Composers' Group - 1)
Hungaroton SLPX 12945
1989 Reményi Attila: A létezés kertjei; Az utolsó üzenet
(Reményi, Attila: Les Jardins de l'existence; The Last Message)
Hungaroton SLPX 31121 LP
1992 Az új fuvola
(The New Flute)
Hungaroton HCD 31526
1994 Dubrovay László: Szimfónia; Concerto No.2 trombitára és 15 vonóshangszerre; Variciók egy oszcilláló vonalra; Hármasverseny
(Dubrovay, László: Symphony; Concerto No.2 for Trumpet and 15 strings; Variations to an Oscillating Line; Triple Concerto)
Hungaroton HCD 31349
1996 Best of Operetta, Vol. 2 Naxos 8.550942
1996 Best of Operetta, Vol. 3 Naxos 8.550943
1996 Rimszkij-Korszakov: Seherezade; Hacsaturjan: Spartacus (részletek)
(Rimsky-Korsakov: Seherezade; Khachaturian: Spartacus (Excerpts))
Hungaroton CLD 4008
1996 Best of Operetta, Vol. 1 Naxos 8.550941
1996 The Best of Operetta Vol.1 Naxos 8.570049
1997 Madarász Iván: Concerto F(L)A; Hímzett hangok; Echo; Sebességek két fuvolára; Egy történet fejezetei
(Madarász, Iván: Concerto F(L)A; Embroidered Sounds; Echo; Speeds for Two Flutes; Chapters of a Story)
Hungaroton HCD 31671
1997 Hungaroton Classic - 1998 Hungaroton HCD 31774 Sampler CD
1999 Operetta Favourites - Klassiska Favoriter Operett Naxos 8.503095 3 CDs
2001 Klassiska Favoriter Guld - Det bästa av det bästa ur Klassiska Favoriter
(Gold Classical Favorites)
Naxos 8.503129
2001 50 éves a Hungaroton - Karmesterek (1951-2001)
(Fifty Years of Hungaroton - Conductors, 1951-2001)
Hungaroton HCD 32074-77 4 CDs
2001 Hubay Jenő: Hegedűversenyek (összes)
(Violin Concertos (complete))
Hungaroton HCD 31976-77 1st recordings
2003 Gershwin, George: Kék rapszódia
Joplin, Scott: Ragtime Music
Ernst Fischer: Az Alpoktól délre

(Gershwin, George: Rhapsody in Blue
Joplin, Scott: Ragtime Music
Ernst Fischer: South of the Alps)
Hungaroton HCD 32270
2003 Enkelin Aanin
(Angel's Voices)
Naxos 8.503147
2004 Weiner Leó: Hegedűversenyek (Op.45 fisz-moll, Op.41 D-dúr); Joachim József: Variációk hegedűre zenekari kísérettel (e-moll)
(Weiner, Leó: Violin Concertos (Op.45 F sharp minor, Op.41 D major); Joachim, József: Variations...)
Hungaroton HCD 32185
2005 The Very Best of Johann Strauss (II) Naxos 8.552115-16 2 CDs
2007 Operetta Highlights Naxos 8.571083
2008 Weiner Leó: Toldi - Szimfonikus költemény Op. 43
(Weiner, Leó: Toldi - Symphonic Poem Op. 43)
Hungaroton HCD 32608 Own
2010 The Ultimate Opera Album Naxos 8.578037-38 2 CDs
2014 Rahmanyinov, Szergej: A holtak szigete / Szimfonikus táncok / Vocalise
(Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead / Symphonic Dances / Vocalise)
Hungaroton HCD 32737
2014 The A to Z of Opera - 2nd expanded edition Naxos 8.558216-17 2 CDs
2014 Emanuel Moór: Cello Concertos Hungaroton HCD 32728