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.

Ménesi Gergely

conductor, chorus master

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Gergely Ménesi was born in Budapest in 1970. He began studying the violin in 1976 and from 1979 to 1986, was a violinist in the István Gymnasium Symphony Orchestra, and section principle in his last three years. He also undertook a number of violin solos in works by Corelli and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 5.

In 1994, he graduated from the choir conducting faculty of the Music Academy and 1997, obtained his conductors diploma, having studied with Professor Ervin Lukács. He attended three of Yuri Simonov's famous conducting masterclasses (Budapest 1993, Miskolc 1994, 1996) and also Helmuth Rilling's famous Stuttgart masterclass in 1996 and 1997.

He conducted the symphony orchestra of Miskolc University's Bartók College from 1997 to 1999 where he also taught chamber music. From 1999, he conducted the István Szécsenyi College symphony orchestra in Győr.

Between 2000 and 2002, he taught solfege and music theory at the Budapest Franz Liszt College. In August 2000, he was appointed conductor of the Szolnok Philharmonic Orchestra and in the same year, succeeded József Maklári as the director of the Vox Humana choir of Vác.

In March 1998, he entered Hungarian Television's Ninth International János Ferencsik Conductors Competition where he was placed second. He has conducted a number of Hungarian orchestras and been a guest conductor at the Kosice and Targu Mures Philharmonic Orchestras.