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Born: Budapest, 1971.
He graduated from Piarist Secondary School of Budapest in 1989,
and obtained his degree in conducting at Franz Liszt Academy of Music
as a student of Ervin Lukács in 1995.



2005 – Liszt Prize

2012 – Meritorious Artist




He has been an active participant of the music scene for 30 years, and has conducted 1770 concerts/performances. He has been conducting at the Hungarian State Opera for 26 years without interruption, with almost 700 performances of more than 100 productions to his credit.


  • Since 1993 conducted the leading Symphony Orchestras in Hungary: the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio and Television, the Matáv Symphony Orchestra and the MÁV Symphony Orchestra

  • Since 1993 Stage plays:
    Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre, Hungarian Opera of ClujNapoca, National Theatre of Szeged, National Theatre of Miskolc, Csokonai National Theatre in Debrecen, Szigliget Theatre in Szolnok, Petőfi Theatre in Veszprém, National Theatre of Győr, National Theatre of Pécs

  • 1995-1997: the leader of the Hungarian Youth Radio Orchestra

  • 1994-2001: guest conductor of the Hungarian State Opera

  • 2001-2016: conductor of the Hungarian State Opera

  • 2016-2023: conductor-in-residence of the Hungarian State Opera

  • Since 2024: chief conductor of the Pannon Philharmonic




Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain,
Ukraine, Chile, China, Egypt, Japan, Oman, Peru, USA


  • Orchestra della RAI (Radio Italiana), Milano
  • Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Parma

  • Orchestra Fondazione Siciliana, Palermo

  • Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

  • Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Beijing



  • Dubrovnik Summer Festival

  • Regensburger Festspiele



  • 1997 - 2002: founder and music director of the opera division of the Miskolc National Theatre

  • 2001 - 2003: founder music director of the Bartók+ International Opera Festival

  • 2002 - 2006: artistic director of the BudaFest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival

  • 2005 - 2012: artistic director of the Szeged Open-Air Festival

  • 2005 - 2006: music director at the Hungarian State Opera

  • 2011 - 2021: director of the Bartók Plus Opera Festival


Of my primary commitment I have always considered the conducting, but since I have turned sixteen, occasionally, when I feel I have message for someone, I use the leverage of composing to express my thoughts.

  • Easter Oratorio (1988)
    Symphony orchestra, mixed choir, soprano, bass (70 min.)

  • On the third day of genesis - cantata (1989)
    Symphony orchestra, mixed choir, soprano, mezzosoprano, boy soprano.
    I revised the piece later, which is now a complete oratorio (60 min.)

  • Requiem (1991)
    Strings, flute, mixed choir, soprano, mezzosoprano, bass 

  • Missa Allegra (1998)
    Strings, flute, mixed choir, soprano, tenore, bass 

  • St. Margaret Mass (1999)
    Strings, flute, oboe, harp, women’s choir 

  • Ave Maria (1999)
    Strings, flute, oboe, harp, women’s choir, soprano 

  • The journey Home (2014) - opera




  • 1999: Miskolc National Theatre, G.Verdi: Rigoletto

  • 2002: Miskolc National Theatre, G.Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore

  • 2002: Bartók+ Opera Festival, Bartók B.: Bluebeard's Castle

  • 2003: Hungarian State Opera, W.A.Mozart: Don Giovanni

  • 2004: Szeged Open-Air Festival, G.Verdi: Nabucco

  • 2008: Szeged Open-Air Festival, G.Puccini: Turandot

  • 2013: Miskolc National Theatre: G.Verdi: Nabucco

  • 2014: Csokonai National Theatre, Debrecen: G.Verdi: Nabucco

  • 2015: Hungarian State Opera, G.Verdi: Nabucco

  • 2015: Miskolc National Theatre, G.Puccini: Tosca

  • 2018: Szeged Open-Air Festival, G.Verdi: Aida




He has been a jury member of numerous conducting, composing, vocal and piano competitions in Hungary and it Italy, including television programs, such as the "International Conductors Competition Sir Georg Solti". In 2013 he founded the "Key to the Future - Opera Composing Competition", which took place in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018. Since its foundation in 2014, he has been a jury member of the Virtuosos Classical Music Talent Show.



Master of Music - Conductor - Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest - Degree 1995




Master class: 1993, 1995: Jurij Szimonov Music studies: violoncello, contrabass, piano, music theory



1994: Parma, Arthuro Toscanini Competition, 3. price

1995: Budapest, MTV National Conductor Competition, 3. price

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