The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Máté Bella Photo: Vivien Farkas

Máté Bella

Composition Department

20th Century Styles of Composing in Practice, Composition Main Subjects, Transposing and Score Reading

Born: 28.11.1985, Budapest

Position at Liszt Academy: senior lecturer

Studies:
2018: Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) 'Summa Cum Laude'. Thesis of a Dissertation: Organizing Principles in Witold Lutosławski’s String Quartet (1964)
2014–2015: Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation - composition, Budapest; Prof. Péter Eötvös
Feb 2013–Jun 2013 Academy of Music in Kraków – composition, Cracow; Prof. Wojciech Widłak
2011–2014: Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music DLA – composition, Budapest; Prof. Zoltán Jeney
2006–2011: Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music – composition, Budapest; Prof. Gyula Fekete
2002–2006: Béla Bartók Secondary Music School – composition, Budapest; Prof. Miklós Kocsár
2001–2002: Leó Weiner Secondary Music School – composition, Budapest; Prof. Lóránt Hajdú
1998–2001: Academic Catholic Secondary School, Budapest
1992–1998: Ferenc Erkel Primary School for Music, Budapest

Teaching experience:
2019- : Teaching Composition-main subject and stylistic exercises at the Liszt Academy, DLA Senior Lecturer
2013–2019: Teaching Composition-main subject and stylistic exercises at the Liszt Academy, DLA Assistant Lecturer
2012–2013: Teaching Composition-main subject at the Liszt Academy, DLA Demonstrator

Awards:
2020: Fonogram – Hungarian Music Award (Mostantól)
2019: Bartók–Pásztory Award
2016: Erkel Ferenc Award
2015: Artisjus Award (Classical Music Composer of the Year in Junior Category)
2014: Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs (Trance)
2012: Istvánffy Benedek Award (Spring Awakening)
2011: Theatre Critics Award – Best music theatre (Pál Závada:  Hungarian holiday,   National Theatre of Hungary)
2010: Junior Prima Award
2010: Istvánffy Benedek Award (Chuang Tzu's Dream)
2010: Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs (Chuang Tzu's Dream)

Scholarships:
Sep 2017 – Jan 2018: New National Excellence Program

Artistic activities:
Member of MZT Artistic Advisory Committee, ARTISJUS Classical Music Authors Committee, Hungarian Composers' Association, Hungarian Film Academy and founding member of STUDIO 5 composer group.

Competition Results:
2020: Petőfi Music Award – „Song of the Year”, (A DAL 2020 - „Mostantól”)
2015: GENERACE Composer Competition – 1st prize, Ostrava
2013: UMZF Composer Competition for chamber music – 1st prize, Budapest
2013: GENERACE Composer Competition – 1st prize, Ostrava
2010: Madách Theatre musical competition – 3rd prize, Budapest
2010: Liszt Academy Composer Competition – shared 3rd prize, Budapest
2009: Liszt Academy Composer Competition – 1st prize, Budapest
2009: Youth Contemporary Music Evening – Special prize, Budapest
2009: UMZF Composer Competition for chamber music – 1st prize, Budapest
2008: 9th Theatre and Art Festival (Zdarzenia) – Special prize, Tczew
2008: Kispest Holiday Song Competition – Special prize, Budapest
2008: Youth Contemporary Music Evening – Special prize, Budapest
2007: Liszt Academy Composer Competition – Shared 1st prize, Budapest
2007: Theatre and Film University – “best songwriter” award, Budapest
2007: Youth Contemporary Music Evening – Special prize, Budapest
2006: Vántus István Composer Competition – Special prize, Szeged
2006: National Composition Competition – 3rd prize, Budapest
2004: National Composition Competition – Special prize, Budapest
2003: 6th International Composition Competition (Farbotony) – 1st prize, Kaniv
2003: National Improvisation Competition – 3rd prize, Budapest
2002: Weiner Leó Composition Competition – 1st prize, Budapest

Master classes:
2016: Lucerne Festival Academy, Lucerne – Professors: Wofgang Rihm, Olga Neuwirth
2013: Budapest-Basel Masterclass, Budapest-Basel – Professors: Péter Eötvös, László Tihanyi
2013: International Bartók Seminary, Szombathely – Professor: Gyula Fekete, Csaba Faltay
2013: Chamber opera workshop for composers, Budapest – Professors: Péter Eötvös, Luca Francesconi, András Almási-Tóth
2011: Where from? Where to? Myths – Nation – Identities Workshop, Frankfurt – Resident conductor: Péter Eötvös
2010 Workshop of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Budapest
2007: Hudson – Danube Project, New York – Budapest – Resident conductor: Joel Sachs
2007: International Bartók Seminary, Szombathely – Professors: Zoltán Jeney, Johannes Schöllhorn
2006: International Bartók Seminary, Szombathely – Professor: Péter Eötvös
2004: International Festival of Classical and Modern Music (Farbotony), Kaniv

Major works:
2019 The Coronation of Poppea (Transcription of the original Monteverdi's opera, Hungarian State Opera, Budapest)
2019 Mostantól (Pop Music, Hungarian Song Contest 'A Dal' 2020 - Hungarian Duna Television)
2018 Sounds of Generation Y Part II (Symphony Orchestra and Cimbalom solo, Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen Orchester, Gera)
2018 Varródermia (brass band; STUDIO 5 & Szeged Trombone Ensemble, Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház, Budapest)
2018 Tabula Smaragdina (Chamber Orchestra and Soprano; Let's Touch Time Trilogy, Commissioned by the Doelen Ensemble, Codarts University of the Arts and Liszt Academy; De Doelen, Rotterdam)
2017 Hesperus (Ensemble; premier: 2019.02.16 Studio 104 de Radio France, Ensemble InterContemporain, Paris)
2015 Laniakea (Ensemble, CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, Liszt Academy - Grand Hall, Münchener Kammerorchester, Budapest)
2015 Sounds of Generation Y (Symphony Orchestra, Ar-Trium Concert Series, Studio 6, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest)
2015 Lethe (String Orchestra, Musica Viva Concert Series, Hercules Hall, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, München)
2014 Peace (mixed a cappella chorus; Commissioned by the European Concert Hall Organisation 'ECHO' for the Centenary Anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, Cité de la musique, Paris)
2014 Hypnos (Ensemble; Ar-Trium Concert Series, Studio 6, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest)
2013 It Can’t Be Over (Fool Moon - Hungarian a cappella band, Hungarian Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Final - Hungarian Television M1)
2013 Reflections (Chamber Music, Students of the Hochschule für Musik, Basel)
2013 Trance (Solo Violin and Ensemble; Members of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Music Center, Budapest)
2012 Spring Awakening (Opera in One Act; Libretto by András Almási-Tóth, Based on the play by Frank Wedekind, Liszt Academy of Music – Opera Studies Department, Hungarian State Opera, Budapest)
2012 I Gotta Fly (Pop Music, Hungarian Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semifinal - Hungarian Television M1)
2011 The Night’s Monologue (Male Voice and Symphony Orchestra; Music for the drama          “Csongor and Tünde” by Mihály Vörösmarty, Alma Mater Orchestra, Budapest)
2010 “…in paradise” (string quartet; Study to the 3rd movement of Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross” [Hob. XX/1:B] – Stadler Quartett, Votive Church, Szeged)
2009 Something Happened… (Chamber Music; Ensemble Intercontemporain, Trafó, Budapest)
2009 Chuang Tzu’s Dream (Solo Cello and Ensemble; UMZE Chamber Ensemble, Palace of Arts, Budapest)
2007 Equivalence (Ensemble; The Juilliard School of Music, New York)

Theatre works:
2018: The Cat Demon (Musical Comedy, Operett Theatre, Budapest)
2017: Mother Hulda (Applied Music, Budapest Puppet Theatre)
2016: The Imaginary Invalid (Applied Music, Budapest Puppet Theatre)
2014: Lumpáciusz Vagabundusz (Applied Music, Víg Theatre, Budapest)
2013: Danton’s Death (Applied Music, Víg Theatre, Budapest)
2013: Mephisto (Applied Music, National Theatre of Hungary, Budapest)
2011: Woyzeck (Keyboard Player and Conductor, József Katona Theatre, Budapest)
2010: Hungarian Celebration (Applied Music, National Theatre of Hungary, Budapest)
2010 Better than Sex (Musical Comedy, Countyard Theatre, London)
2010: The Cat Demon (Musical Comedy, Madách Theatre, Budapest)
2009: Intrigue and Love (Applied Music, Palace of Arts, Budapest)
2009: Berzsián and Dideki (Applied Music, National Theatre of Hungary, Budapest)
2009: Who the F**k is Lady Domina? (Musical Comedy, University of Theatre- and Film Art, Budapest)
2007: Widows (Applied Music, University of Theatre- and Film Art, Budapest)

Film works:
2016: Just Drop Dead!

 

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