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.

Gál Tamás


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Tamás Gál conductor has been named music director of the Budapest Concert Orchestra MÁV and associate professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in September 1988. Among his former students there are a lot of prize-winners in the international conductors' competitions.

He started palying the violin at the age of six, the piano at eight. At the conservatory he studied composition, played the trumpet and led a brass band. At the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music first he was taught to be a chorus master by József Maklári and István Zámbó – graduated in 1984, then took up conducting and graduated under András Kórodi and Ervin Lukács in 1985. Between 1985 and 1988 he worked with the Pécs Symphony Orchestra as conductor. Since 1986 for several years he was principal conductor and music adviser at the International Music Camp of Nyírbátor, a summer event of growing professional prestige.

Since his graduating he has been regularly invited as guest conductor to all leading Hungarian orchestras. As guest conductor he was given performances in all of European countries and the USA, as well. In 1990 he was the guest conductor of the Colorado Music Festival in Denver, USA, stating by the press his performance was Success of the Year. In 1991 he was the leading conductor of the International Bejamino Gigli Gala during the Budapest Spring Festival. Every year during his tours with the Budapest Concert Orchestra MÁV he gives at least 25 concerts in the largest and most respected concert halls all over in Europe. He has been the regular guest conductor at the Zagrabian Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Sinfoniker and the Philharmonia Hungarica (Germany) for more than 6 years. He has already had more concerts tours with these orchestras. In 1997 he conducted the Czech Janacek Symphony Orchestra. In 1999 he will have a concert tour with the Oxford Chamber Orchestra in The Netherlands. He has been invited to have a tour including 20 concerts with the Philharmonica Hungarica in the biggest towns of the United States of America and The Netherlands in 2000. In his concerts he pays great attention on the performing of the contemporary music.
In acknowledgement of his artistic career in 1998 he was honoured with Liszt Prize and Pro Ferrovia by the General Manager of the Hungarian State Railways.