Biography

  • György Selmeczi was born in Kolozsvár (Cluj, Klausenburg) on March 8th 1952
  • Parents: Dr. János Selmeczi conductor, university tutor, conductor of the Cluj Hungarian Opera, Marcella Lokodi music pedagogue
  • Studies: Cluj (Sarolta Tulogdy, Mihály Guttmann, Miklós Szalay, Péter Vermesy), Bucharest (György Halmos, Tiberiu Olah), Budapest (Pál Kadosa), 1976-77, Paris, IRCAM (Pierre Boulez), Paris, CERIS, (Daniel Charles), 1979-1981
  • Conductor at the Cluj Hungarian Theatre, concerts, radio and TV records throughout Romania
  • 1976-77: Assistant Professor, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Miskolc Department
  • 1976: founder and leader of Miskolc New Music Workshop
  • 1976-1992: composer of the music of more than 50 significant Hungarian motion pictures
  • 1978: Musical Director at Huszonötödik Színház (Budapest) and Miskolc National Theatre, editor of Hungaroton
  • 1980s: Musical Director - Budapest Várszínház (Castle Theatre) and József Attila Theatre
  • 1987- : president of Mérték Association, founder of Projections Contemporary Opera Forum
  • 1989: re-founded chamber orchestra Camerata Transsylvanica in Budapest.
  • 1990-: Permanent guest conductor and director at the Kolozsvár Hungarian Opera
  • Founder and first director of Budapest Chamber Opera.
  • 1996-2000: Musical Director - Szolnok Szigligeti Színház
  • Founder and art director of AURIS Opera Group
  • Head of Department at the University of Theatre and Film Art, Budapest, Musical Department.
  • 2000-2002: Art Director of Millenáris Park and Culture Centre
  • 2000-2008: Musical Director - Hungarian National Theatre.
  • 2002-: Associate Professor (Docent), University of Theatre and Film Arts, from 2015 University Professor
  • 2008-: Musical director, Csíky Gergely Theatre, Kaposvár
  • Radio, TV and CD records, opera movies, concerts and performances as composer, conductor, and pianist throughout Europe

Awards, Prizes

  • Artisjus Award for the best performance of contemporary music (1987, 1990, 2007)
  • Prize of the Budapest Film Revue for the best film soundtrack (1983, 1986)
  • Composer's Prize of the Kecskemét Animation Film Review (1995)
  • Erkel prize (1999)
  • Liszt Record Grand Prix for Liszt - Late works (orchestrated, arranged for orchestra and conducted by György Selmeczi) (CD) (2002)
  • Duna Prize (2008)
  • The Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic (2010)
  • Lajtha Prize (2011)
  • Artist of Merit (2012)
  • Reményik Sándor Prize (2012)
  • Bartók-Pásztory Prize (2015)
  • Life Member at the Cluj Hungarian Opera (2015)
 
 
György Selmeczi

György Selmeczi