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.

Szalai Antal


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Date of Birth

Antal Szalai, the promising Hungarian violinist, studied for seven years at the Budapest Academy of Music where he was the student of Péter Komlós, the primarius of the Bartók String Quartet. He has been playing the violin since the age of five; in musical school and college he was a pupil of László Dénes. He took part in the master courses of Loránd Fenyves, Tibor Varga and György Pauk, and his talent was praised by Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern. He has won several musical competitions and gives concerts regularly both in Hungary and abroad. He has performed at the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Unesco Hall in Paris, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, and at Kensington Palace in London where he played in the presence of Prince Charles. In 2001-2002, he was a scholarship holder at the Manhattan School of Music, New York, as a student of Pinchas Zukerman, the world famous violinist.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1999 Petrovics Emil: Vonósnégyesek és rapszódiák
(String quartets and rhapsodies)
BMC Records BMC CD 017
1999 Weiner Leó album BMC Records BMC CD 018
2000 Bach, J. S. - Revisited BMC Records BMC CD 043
2001 Bach / Kreisler / Ysaye / Petrovics BMC Records BMC CD 047 Own
2003 Auer Lipót: Magyar rapszódia
(Auer, Leopold: Rhapsodie hongroise)
Hungaroton HCD 32156 Own
First recordings
2003 Bach, J.S.: Oboaversenyek
(Complete oboe concertos)
BMC Records BMC CD 089