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Balázs Horváth

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Balázs HORVÁTH was born in Budapest in 1976. He studied composition at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music with Zoltán Jeney. While teaching there, he has finished his DLA in Composition in 2005.

His pieces are performed in Hungary and abroad as well, e.g. Budapest Spring Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), Bartók Festival (Szombathely), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Music of Today (London), Music in Current (Tokyo), ISCM World Music Days (Ljulljana, Göteborg, Zagreb), musikprotokoll (Graz), cresc. Biennale für Musik (Frankfurt). He worked with perfomers and conductors such as Péter Eötvös, Rivka Golani, Gergely Vajda, Pierre-André Valade, Howard Williams, Amadinda Percussion Group, Ensemble Modern, Göteborg Symfoniker, Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio, RSO Wien, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Ensemble UMZE among others.

In 2007 Horváth won the 1st Prize with his composition POLY at the 'In Memoriam György Ligeti' composition competition in Berlin and he was also prize winner at the New Hungarian Music Forum in 2009, 2011 and 2013 (1st and 2nd prizes).

Horváth regularly appears as conductor of contemporary pieces. He founded THReNSeMBle with six musicians for perform contemporary music, especially from young composers.

Nowadays he is interested in the combination possibilities of popular and serious music and integrating theatrical elements into music.