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.

Déri György


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

He studied music with Ede Banda, György Konrád and János Rolla. In 1987 he won first prize at the David Popper Cello Competition. In 1989 he graduated with distinction at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, where he also studied composing as well as being a teaching assistant for three years. As a soloist and chamber musician Déri performs in Hungary and abroad and makes radio and television recordings regularly.
He is a founding member of several orchestras, chamber orchestras and chamber ensembles including the Capella Academica, the Chamber Orchestra of Hungarian Virtuosos, the Alps-Adriatic International Orchestra, the UMZE and the Trio d'Echo, a leader of the Budapest Cello Ensemble and a regular contributor of the Inter-modulation Ensemble and the Tomkins Vocal Ensemble.
In 1985-95 he was a member of the Duo Ongarese, with which he gave hundreds of concerts in Hungary and throughout Europe. Their performances have been preserved on two CDs as well as numerous radio and television recordings (he himself was the discoverer of the manuscript of Haydn's six sonatas, which were released by Hungaroton as a world premiere).
Déri has received scholarship from the Soros, the Eotvos and the MHB Ltd. Art Foundations; in 1990, 1998, 2002 and 2003 he was honoured with the Artisjus Prize for his performance of contemporary Hungarian works.
He has been teaching at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music since 1991 and at the Bela Bartók Music School since 1993.
In 2004 he was awarded by the Liszt Prize.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1995 Duo Ongarese: Kodály, Honegger, Ravel
(Duo Ongarese: Kodály, Honegger, Ravel)
Hungaroton HCD 31421
1995 Hommage Magyar Rádió MR 011 4 CDs
1995 Haydn, Joseph: Hat szonáta szólóhegedűre basszuskísérettel Op. 23
(Haydn, Joseph: Six Sonatas for Violin and Cello Op.23)
Hungaroton HCD 31474
1998 Budapesti Csellóegyüttes
(Budapest Cello Orchestra)
Magánkiadás HC001
1999 Tihanyi László: Árnyjáték (Schattenspiel)
BMC Records BMC CD 027
1999 Tihanyi László: Summer Music, Winterscene, Nachtszene etc. Hungaroton HCD 31792
2000 Trio D'Echo: Kamarazene
(Trio D'Echo: Chamber Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31877
2001 Dukay Barnabás: A mélység színén
(Over the face of the deep)
BMC Records BMC CD 052
2001 Kondor Ádám: Prelude; Énekgyakorlatok; Hastiéres dalok etc. Hungaroton HCD 31969
2001 Reger, Max: Kamaraművek klarinétra Hungaroton HCD 32034-35
2001 Melis László: Örmény legenda
(Armenian Legend)
BMC Records BMC CD 062
2002 Albrechtsberger, Anton -Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg - Haydn, Joseph: Duók és triók vonósokra
(Duets and Trios for Strings)
Hungaroton HCD 32039 Own
First recording
2003 Sáry László: Tánczene
(Dance Music)
BMC Records BMC CD 069
2003 Csellómánia
Hungaroton HCD 32108
2003 Olsvay Endre: Tengerszem
Hungaroton HCD 32178
2003 Eötvös Péter: Intervalles Interieurs / Szélszekvenciák
(Intervalles Interieurs / Windsequenzen)
BMC Records BMC CD 092
2005 a la Carte - szólódarabok gordonkára
(a la Carte - Solo Works for Cello)
Hungaroton HCD 32288 Own
2005 Sugár Miklós: Mozaik; Musica agile; Áttűnések; Felhő-variációk; Ballada; Chorea; Találkozások
(Miklós Sugár: Mosaic; Musica agile; Dissolves; Cloud Variations; Reminiscences; Ballad; Chorea; Meetings)
Hungaroton HCD 32326
2009 Reissiger, Carl Gottlieb: Zongorás triók
(Reissiger, Carl Gottlieb: Piano Trios)
Hungaroton HCD 32488
2017 Jeney Zoltán: Wohin?
(Zoltán Jeney: Wohin?)
BMC Records BMC CD 240