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.

Baross Gábor


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

17 July 1930 Budapest - 23 January 2009

He commenced his music studies at the Budapest Conservatoire, he learnt conducting at Zoltán Vásárhelyi, and composing at Rezső Sugár and György Geszler. Although he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, he never gave up music, he studied privately to enter a musical carreer.

In the beginning he conducted the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble. In 1964 he was appointed Artistic Director at the University. In addition to his duties with the Béla Bartók Choir, he is also a conductor of the University Concert Orchestra. Both ensembles were founded by him (1948, 1957), and he has conducted them ever since.

Gábor Baross has a special interest in the music of the 20th century and has conducted the first performance of many Hungarian works. He also devotes time to composing. His folksong arrangements for the Hungarian Radio and Television are especially outstanding.

From December 1990 Gábor Baross was the President of the Association of Hungarian Choirs and Orchestras. He was a member of Europa Cantat (EFYC-European Federation of Young Choirs) Presidency, the Europa Cantat Music Commission, a vice-president of AGEC (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Europäischer Chorverbande/Federation of European Choral Associations).

1971 Liszt Award
1980 Merited Artist
2004 Excellent Artist