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Ittzés Gergely


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Gergely Ittzés was born in 1969. He studied at the Kecskemét Zoltán Kodály Secondary Music School and at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. After graduating, he spent a year at the international Prague Mozart Academy, then a few months at the Banff Center for the Arts. He participated in several master courses (with András Adorján, Michel Debost, Michael Faust, István Matuz, Auréle Nicolet, etc.) and won prizes in national (1982, 1986) and international (1987 Rome, 1988 Duino, 1992 Szeged) competitions. In 1998 he won the Grand Prix of the Alexander Tansman IInd International Competition for Musical Personalities in Poland. In 1992 he received a prize for quality work from Artisjus, the Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Authors� Rights. In 1998 and 1999 he was supported by the Annie Fischer Grant. Under the direct and indirect influence of István Matuz, he turned his attention to the most modern technique of the flute and the new possibilities of the instrument inspired his own compositions as well. He also gave lectures about extended flute techniques in Budapest, Prague, Germany, Canada and New York. He often gives recitals of, performs and records contemporary music with Hungary's contemporary music ensembles. His wide repertory includes a large number of rarities in addition to the well-known pieces of flute literature, he plays complete series of works as sonatas by C. Ph. E. Bach, Mozart, Weber and Boismortier, quartets by Mozart, fantasies by Telemann, etc. In addition to classical and modern music, several other styles have also influenced his musical idiom. He is a member and composer of the ethno-jazzrock band, Talizmán and has performed and recorded in several other jazz formations (Makám, Emil Viklicky, Markus Stockhausen Possible Worlds Orchestra, Bop Art Orchestra, etc.). He teaches flute in the Vác Conservatory and in Gyor at the Music College. In 2001 he was awarded with the Liszt-prize.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1993 A Lelkiismeret - Narratív Kamaradarabok
(The Conscience - Narrative Chamber Pieces)
Leo Records CD LR 185
1994 Talizmán in Concert JOKA TR-HSJR 2003 Own
1995 Fiatal zeneszerzők csoportja - IV. Antológia
(Young Composers' Group; Anthology - IV)
Hungaroton HCD 31192
1997 Doppler Ferenc: Works for flute JOKA PCL 8001 Own
1997 Sári József: Időmalom No.2; Elidegenített idézetek; Búcsú Glenn Gouldtól; Ballada; Attribútumok; Négy invenció; Concertino
(Sári, József: The Mill of Time No.2; Verfremdete Zitate; Farewell to Glenn Gouldtól; Ballad; Attributes; Four Inventions; Concertino)
Hungaroton HCD 31715
1999 Solos - XX. századi magyar kompozíciók szóló fuvolára
(20th C. Hungarian Works for Flute)
Hungaroton HCD 31785 Own
1999 Eötvös Péter: Psalm 151, Psy, Triangel BIS Records BIS-CD-948
1999 Sári József: Időmalom -avagy a kánon művészete
(Sári, József: Mill of Time - or the Art of Canon)
Fonó Records FA-053-2 Own
2000 Későromantikus impressziók - Sigfrid Karg-Elert művei Hungaroton HCD 31925 Own
2001 Dukay Barnabás: A mélység színén
(Over the face of the deep)
BMC Records BMC CD 052
2002 Kurtág, Szőllősy, Sáry, Serei, Sári, Gyöngyössy BMC Records BMC CD 074
2004 Chamber Music with Flute by Pierre Max Dubois Hungaroton HCD 32269 Own
2007 Szilárd Mezei Ensemble: Sivatag
(Szilárd Mezei Ensemble: Desert)
Creative Sources Recordings CS115
2008 Walckiers, Eugene: Fuvolás kamarazene
(Walckiers, Eugene: Chamber Music with Flute)
Hungaroton HCD 32562 First recordings
2010 Dubrovay László: Szólók Nos. 1-5.
(László Dubrovay: Solos Nos. 10-5.)
Hungaroton HCD 32674-75 2 CDs
2010 Ligeti and Kurtág at Carnegie Hall BMC Records BMC CD 162
2010 Szilárd Mezei Octet: Tönk
(Szilárd Mezei Octet: Tönk)
Slam SLAMCD 521
2013 Karszt
Slam SLAMCD 550
2017 A fuvolaszonáták nagykönyve, 2. kötet - Romantikus szonáták
(The Great Book of Flute Sonatas Vol.2. - Romantic Sonatas)
Hungaroton HCD 32774 Own
2017 A fuvolaszonáták nagykönyve, 3. kötet: Francia művek
(The Great Book of Flute Sonatas, Volume 3: French Music)
Hungaroton HCD 32775 Own
2017 A fuvolaszonáták nagykönyve 4. kötet - Impresszionizmus
(The Great Book of Flute Sonatas - Volume 4 - Impressionism)
Hungaroton HCD 32776 Own
The Great Book of Flute Sonatas
2017 A fuvolaszonáták nagykönyve, 1. kötet - A 18. század
(The Great Book of Flute Sonatas Volume 1. - The 18th Century)
Hungaroton HCD 32773
2018 A fuvolaszonáták nagykönyve, 7. kötet: A 20. századi Nyugat-Európa
(The Great Book of Flute Sonatas, Volume 7: The 20th Century Western Europe)
Hungaroton HCD 32779 Own
The Great Book of Flute Sonatas
2018 A fuvolaszonáták nagykönyve, 6. kötet: Cseh és amerikai művek
(The Great Book of Flute Sonatas, Volume 6: Czech & American Works)
Hungaroton HCD 32778 Own
The Great Book of Flute Sonatas
2018 A fuvolaszonáták nagykönyve, 5. kötet: Szovjet és magyar művek
(The Great Book of Flute Sonatas, Volume 5: Soviet & Hungarian Works)
Hungaroton HCD 32777 Own
The Great Book of Flute Sonatas
2020 Ketty Nez: double images Albany Records U.S. TROY1817