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Vajda József


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

He completed his studies in Pécs and Budapest where he studied with György Keszler and Imre Rudas. In 1970 he joined the Hungarian Radio Orchestra where he was principal bassoonist. He has taught bassoon and chamber music at the Béla Bartók Music College and various musical camps for nearly twenty years. For the last decade, he has been the professor of the Chamber Music faculty at the Ferenc Liszt Music College. József Vajda has been a member of the Radio Orchestra’s Flute Quintet since 1975, and in 1979 won first prize at the International Chamber Music Festival in Colmar. He has released a number of records and CDs. He regularly performs with the Liszt Chamber Orchestra and is a member of the Austrian-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. In 1981, József Vajda was awarded the prestigious Liszt Award by the Hungarian State, and in 1999 he won the György Lehel Award.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1987 Csemiczky: Commedia senza parole; Előhívó ének; Kyrie; Antiphonae No. 2
(Csemiczky, Miklós: Commedia senza parole; Summoning Song; Kyrie; Antiphonae No. 2)
Hungaroton SLPX 12854 LP
1988 A Rádiózenekar fúvósötöse
(The Hungarian Radio Wind Quintet)
Radioton SLPX 31084 LP
1991 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano Quintet in E-flat major - Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Quintet in E-flat major Naxos 8.550511
1994 Kocsár Miklós: Concerto - in memoriam ZH; Sequenze; Episodi; Elegia; Five Movements Hungaroton HCD 31188
1995 Hommage Magyar Rádió MR 011 4 CDs
1995 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Kamarazene kürtre, fúvósokra és vonósokra
(Beethoven, Ludwig van: Chamber Music for Horns, Winds and Strings)
Naxos 8.553090
1997 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Adagio Naxos 8.552240
1997 Martinu, Bohuslav: Kamarazene
(Martinu, Bohuslav: Chamber Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31674
1998 Meditation: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming
(Meditation: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming)
Naxos 8.556614
1998 Nocturne: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos 8.556620
1998 Varma Röda Stunder - Romantisk Klassisk Musik (3CD set)
(Warm Red Hours - Romantic Classical Music (3CD set))
Naxos 8.503038 3 CDs
1999 Klassiskt A-Ö (Musiklexikon och 2 CD)
(The A to Z of Classical Music )
Naxos 8.553362 2 CDs
1999 Chamber Music Favourites Naxos 8.554429
2001 Párhuzamos monológok - kortárs magyar zene cimbalomra
(Paralel Monologues - Contemporary Hungarian Music for Cimbalom)
Hungaroton HCD 31997
2001 Magyar Elektronikus Zene - Pongrácz Zoltán, Patachich Iván
(Hungarian Electroacoustic Music by Zoltán Pongrácz & Iván Patachich)
Hungaroton HCD 31985
2003 Dalok és táncok a Vietórisz-kéziratból
(Songs and Dances from the Vietórisz Tabulature)
Hungaroton HCD 32133
2004 A Musical Journey - Vienna: A Musical Tour of the City's Past and Present Naxos 2.110502
2005 Beethoven for Meditation Naxos 8.557751 Swedish edition
2007 Meditation Naxos 8.571075
2009 Hajdu Mihály: Szőkül a fűz - Kamaraművek, kórusok, zongoradarabok
(Hajdu, Mihály: Blonde Willows - Chamber Works, Choruses & Piano Pieces)
Hungaroton HCD 32614
2010 Beethoven, Ludwig van: The Genius of Beethoven Naxos 8.578194 2 CDs
2011 My First Beethoven Album Naxos 8.578206
2012 Min Forste Beethoven
(My First Beethoven Album)
Naxos 8.578235
2016 My First Classical Albums (9-CD Box Set) Naxos 8.509003 9 CDs