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.

Mihály András


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

6 November 1917, Budapest - 19 September 1993, Budapest

Received his cellist degree in Adolf Schiffer's class at the Academy of Music, where he studied chamber music with Leó Weiner and Imre Waldbauer. Just like Sárai, he studied composing privately, with Pál Kaodsa and István Strassner. In 1946 he became a solo cellist of the Opera, and from 1948 he worked as a secretary-general there for two years; he returned to the institution as its director in 1978. A key personality of Hungarian chamber music teaching, he taught at the Academy of Music for four decades. As the head of the Budapest Chamber Ensemble, he gained undyng distinction in popularising contemporary music.

1952 Erkel Award
1954 Erkel Award
1955 Kossuth Prize
1964 Erkel Award
1967 Erkel Award
1969 Merited Artist
1972 Liszt Award
1974 Excellent Artist
1986 Pro Artibus Artisjus Medal

see also: Mihály András - composer