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.

Bálint János


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

He graduated from Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 1984. He had post-gradual studies with András Adorján. He had many awards at international competitions, like in Ancona, Leipzig, Markneurkirchen, etc. He was solo flutist of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra between 1981 and 1991. He has been the solo flutist of the Hungarian National Pilharmonic Orchestra since 2000. Mr.Bálint is a professor of the Szeged University and Accademia Flautistica of Imola (Italy), and also founded the Hungarian Auer Summer Academy in Veszprém. He is also the founder and president of Doppler Flute Association at Budapest. As a soloist he has performed in almost all European countries and also in the USA, Japan, Taiwan and Israel. He has made many CD-s with Hungaroton, Capriccio and Naxos, and gives 10-12 masterclasses regularly every year all over the world.

1994 Artisjus Award
2008 Liszt Award
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1988 Bomtempo, João Domingos: Quintet Op. 16; Serenata Portugalsom CD 870006/PS
1988 A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music Naxos 8.503134 3 CDs
1990 Fiatal Zeneszerzők Csoportja 3.
(Young Composers' Group - 3)
Hungaroton SLPX 31144
1995 Klassiska Favoriter Vol.2 Naxos 8.550554
1995 Salieri, Antonio: Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Cello in D major - Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C major - Sinfonia, "La Veneziana" Capriccio C10530
1996 In Memoriam - Music for Solemn Occasions Naxos 8.553435
1996 Classic Masterworks - Edward Grieg Capriccio C49041
1997 Bach, J. Ch.: Sinfonie Concertanti, Vol. 4 Capriccio C10811
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 Carulli, Ferdinando: Concerto for Flute and Guitar Op.8 - Petit concerto de societe - Guitar Concerto in A major Capriccio C10735
1998 Rhapsody: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos 8.556617
1998 Romanza: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos 8.556618
1998 Serenade: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos 8.556619
1998 Meditation: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming
(Meditation: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming)
Naxos 8.556614
1999 Flute and Orchestral Arrangements - Borne F., Doppler F., Briccialdi, G Capriccio C10831
2000 Barber, Samuel: Capricorn Concerto - Serenade Op.1 - Foote, Arthur: Air and Gavotte - Suite in E major Capriccio C10505
2000 Sweet Dreams - Baby's First Classics Laserlight 24458 Further contributor: Evelyne Dubourg, Deborah Sipkai, Eckart Haupt, Peter Wohlert, Herbert Kegel...
2000 Sweet Dreams - Baby's First Classics Laserlight 14507 Further contributor: Deborah Sipkai, Evelyne Dubourg, Heinz Fricke, Hans Vonk, Yuri Ahronovitch...
2000 Children's Classics - Lullaby Naxos 8.554912DX
2001 Christmas Festive Concert Capriccio C49310 3 CDs
2001 Bálint János: Fuvola-gyöngyszemek Hungaroton HCD 32051 Own
2002 Holst, Gustav: St. Paul's Suite - A Fugal Concerto - Britten, Benjamin: Simple Symphony - Walton, William: 2 Pieces for Strings Capriccio C10584
2002 Midnight Lounge - Chill Out Classics and Meditation Capriccio C49326
2003 Chill with Tchaikovsky Naxos 8.556785
2004 Classic Moods - Humperdinck, Fauré, Brahms, Schumann, Puccini, Grieg, Schubert, Rheinberger Capriccio C18411
2004 A Musical Journey - St. Petersburg: Palaces of the Tsars Naxos 2.110511
2004 Toner till trost
(Music for Comfort)
Naxos 8.503158
2004 Classic Moods - Vivaldi, Dowland, Malats, Tarrega, Albeniz, Sor, Sanz, Boccherini, Carulli Capriccio C18417
2004 Classic Moods Capriccio C18414
2004 A Musical Journey - Moscow and the Golden Ring Naxos 2.110507 DVD
2004 Grieg, Edvard: From Holberg's Time - Sibelius, Jean: Karelia Suite, Finlandia, Valse triste, Suite champetre Naxos C51171
2005 Mozart for Meditation Naxos 8.557651
2006 A Musical Journey - Southern France: A Musical Tour of Provence, Cote d'Azur and Camargue Naxos 2.110516 DVD
2007 Meditation Naxos 8.571075
2009 Bach, Johann Christian: Symphonie concertanti Capriccio C7005
2010 Classical Chill 2 - The Romantic Collection Naxos 8.578009-10 2 CDs
2011 Salieri, Antonio: Sinfonia "La Veneziana" - Concertos Capriccio C5087
2013 Klassik Ohne Krise: Zeit zum Chillen Naxos 8.551302-03 2 CDs
2017 Kocsis Zoltán: A Tribute Hungaroton HCD 32803-04
2017 Dopplef, Franz and Carl: Flute Music (Complete) Vol.2 Naxos C5296
2017 Zoltán Kocsis – A Tribute Hungaroton HCD 32803–04 2 CDs