Born: 1941, Budapest
Academic degree, university position: retired associate professor
Subjects: History of Opera, Oratorio and Lied, Acting, Repetiteur Training, Analysis
Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music; percussion
1968-1971: Franz Liszt Academy of Music; Conducting and Music theory – professor: András Kórodi
1971: Master class of Franco Ferrara, Italy
Teaching activities:
He has been teaching at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music since 1974. He started to teach orchestral practice; since 1982, he has been teaching at the Solo Singing sub-department and at the Piano department, and since 2005, at the Repetiteur sub-department.
Master classes:
2000-2007: He leads an international summer music camp in Enese (Hungary), organised by IAM (Kassel)
2000-2003: He regularly gave lectures at the István Bocskai Open University
Orchestral memberships:
1960-1969: Hungarian State Orchestra, leader timpanist
1969: Hungarian State Opera – repetiteur, then conductor; 1990-1993: chief conductor
1987-1996: Chief conductor of Hungarian Post Symphony Orchestra (later MATÁV Symphonics)
Since 1997: First conductor of the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra
He has performed in almost all the countries of Europe, toured around the Far-East, and conducted in the USA as well twice.
Awards and honors:
1974: Hungarian Television – 1st International Conductors' Competition: 2nd place
1976: Liszt Prize
1988: Meritorious Artist
2003: Bartók-Pásztory Prize
2004: Life Member of the Hungarian State Opera
2008: Alternative Kossuth Prize
2016: Prima Primissima Prize
2018: Hungarian Order of Merit Commander's Cross (Civil Class)
Honorary citizen of the Terézváros district of Budapest and of the town of Győr