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.

Csalog Gábor


Place of Birth
Date of Birth
Further contact
Simon Béla
+36 30 588 6547

When he was eleven, he was accepted to the Class of Specially Gifted Pupils at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Among his teachers were Erna Czövek, Dezső Ránki, Zoltán Kocsis, György Kurtág, Pál Kadosa and András Schiff.
He was a postgraduate student with György Sebők in the U.S. at the Indiana University and assistant to professor Sebők for two years.

He often plays contemporary music, he even has direct work contact with several Hungarian composers, including László Sáry and Gyula Csapó. He has studied and worked with György Kurtág since 1980, often performing and premiering his pieces. In recent years he has also regularly assisted György Kurtág at his chamber music courses in Hungary.

Besides giving concerts in most European countries, recording is increasingly important for him. From among his extensive repertoire he frequently performs pieces of lesser heard ones in his programme. He is editor for Könemann Music Budapest for a new urtext edition of the complete Chopin piano works. He teaches at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music and at the Béla Bartók Conservatory.

see also: Csalog Gábor - composer
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1997 Chopin, Fryderyk: Mazurkák (összes)
(CHOPIN, Fryderyk: Mazurkas (complete))
Hungaroton HCD 31755 Own
2 CDs
1997 Hungaroton Classic - 1998 Hungaroton HCD 31774 Sampler CD
1999 Tihanyi László: Árnyjáték (Schattenspiel)
BMC Records BMC CD 027
1999 Csapó Gyula: Kézfogás lövés után
(Handshake after shot)
BMC Records BMC CD 013
2000 Beethoven, Liszt: Symphonies Nos 1-9 Hungaroton
2001 Reger, Max: Kamaraművek klarinétra Hungaroton HCD 32034-35
2002 Serei Zsolt: Nézek fel: csak fény
(Serei, Zsolt: I look up just light)
BMC Records BMC CD 073 Further contributor: Juniku Spartakus - violin
2002 Dervistánc
(Dervish Dance)
BMC Records BMC CD 059
2002 Schubert zongoraművek
(Schubert piano works)
BMC Records BMC CD 084 Own
2003 Sáry László: Tánczene
(Dance Music)
BMC Records BMC CD 069
2004 Transcendental Etudes - Ferenc Liszt and György Ligeti BMC Records BMC CD 095 Own
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion
2005 Szkrjabin, Alexander: Etrangeté / Strangeness - Prelűdök és poémák
(Scriabin Alexander: Etrangeté / Strangeness - Preludes and poems)
BMC Records BMC CD 099 Own
2006 Kurtág György: Játékok
(Kurtág, György: Játékok (Games))
BMC Records BMC CD 123
2008 Kurtág György: Játékok 2.
(Kurtág György: Játékok (Games) - Selection 2)
BMC Records BMC CD 139 Own
2016 Gábor Csalog plays Beethoven, Szőllősy and Csapó BMC Records BMC CD 224 Own
2017 Jeney Zoltán: Wohin?
(Zoltán Jeney: Wohin?)
BMC Records BMC CD 240
2021 Kurtág György: Bornemisza Péter mondásai
(György Kurtág: The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza)
BMC Records BMC CD 279 Own