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.

Strausz Kálmán

chorus master

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Kálmán Strausz graduated from the Budapest Music Academy where he was a pupil of Zoltán Vásárhelyi and István Párkai. From 1974 he worked as an editor at Hungarian Radio and from 1977 was the conductor of the Budapest Youth Choir and the leader of the Hungarian Television� classical music department. From 1984 to 1991 he was the choirmaster of the Debrecen Kodály Choir. He has won numerous competition awards with his choirs, and made studio, radio and television recordings.

He is a founder of the Budapest International Choir Competition and its artistic director, and a jury member at international competitions (Debrecen Béla Bartók Choir Competition, Stuttgart German Choir Competition, Lawton University Singing Competiton). He has been invited to work in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Japan and the USA. In April 1999, he was invited to rehearse Verdi� opera Luisa Miller in Barcelona. Between 1992 and 2008 he was choirmaster of the Hungarian Radio Choir. In 1997 he was awarded the Liszt Prize and in 2004 the Lajtha Prize.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1986 Liszt Ferenc: Missa Choralis - Sacred Choral Music Hungaroton HCD 12747-2
2000 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Mass No.18 in C minor K.427 'Great' - Kyrie in D minor K.341 Naxos 8.554421
2002 Ünnep
(High Day)
Népszabadság NSZMR 002 Not for sale - only for promotion
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion
2009 Victimae - Vokális és kamarazene
(Victimae - Vocal and Chamber Music)
Hungaroton HCD 32628