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.

Horváth Mária

voice - mezzosoprano

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

As a soloist she started a career having had several years' experience (Girls of Győr, Choir Schola Hungarica, Chamber Ensemble Machaut, Tomkins Vocal Ensemble of Budapest). She graduated on piano faculty at the Music Conservatory in Győr, Hungary, and then got a choir-master diploma at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Her instruction in singing was performed by Anna Pauk and Hilda Gődel Vági. In many of the world's lands have been concerts given by her, one of the founding members of Tomkins Vocal Ensemble. At her song recitals rarities of song repertoire can also be enjoyed (preclassical songs, and songs composed by Chopin and Rahmaninoff etc.). She made a debut, as an opera singer, in László Sáry's opus In Sol, and in Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas. Her repertoire is extremely wide; she has proficiency in all of the styles ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary music. Her name is associated with several world premieres as well as premieres in Hungary; contemporary composers often dedicate their music to her.

She was awarded the Liszt Prize in 2015.

Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1992 O, Wunderbare Harmonie Hungaroton HCD/MK 31425
1995 Fauré, Gabriel: Requiem Op. 48/ Liszt Ferenc: Via Crucis S. 583 Hungaroton HCD 31424
1995 Ó-római liturgikus énekek
(Old-Roman Liturgical Chants)
Hungaroton HCD 12741 Reissue of Hungaroton SLPD 12741 (1986)
1995 Hommage Magyar Rádió MR 011 4 CDs
2001 Kondor Ádám: Prelude; Énekgyakorlatok; Hastiéres dalok etc. Hungaroton HCD 31969
2002 Serei Zsolt: Nézek fel: csak fény
(Serei, Zsolt: I look up just light)
BMC Records BMC CD 073 Further contributor: Juniku Spartakus - violin
2005 Horváth Márton Levente: Till Now Hungaroton HCD 32328