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ANDRÁS GÁBOR VIRÁGH

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András Gábor Virágh has been the Titular Organist of the Saint Steven Basilica, Budapest, and he has been also lecturer for composition, forms and analysis, instrumentation and solfeggio of the Faculty of Music of the University of Debrecen and at the Franz Liszt University of music (Budapest).
His first teachers were Endre Virágh, András Virágh (organ) and István Koloss (composition). From the Autumn of 1998 until 2010 he was the organist of the Virgin Mary Main Parish Church in the city centre of Budapest. In 1999 he was admitted to the Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, where his organ teacher was Zsuzsa Elekes and his composition teacher was István Fekete Győr. From September 2003 he was a student of Peter Planyavsky. In 2004 he started to major in organ playing at the Conservatory of the University of Debrecen where his professors were Dezső Karasszon, DLA, Szilárd Kovács and Hedvig Jakab, DLA. He graduated with honours in 2009. From 2005 until 2009 he was invited to occupy the post of organist and accompanist of the 'Kántus' (mixed youth choir) of the Reformed College of Debrecen by their teacher and conductor, Sándor Berkesi. In 2013 he has finished his composition studies at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Budapest, where his professor was Gyula Fekete DLA.
Outside Hungary he performed both as a composer and as a performing artist in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Holland, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Mastercourses attended:
Ewald Kooiman (Amsterdam), Zsigmond Szathmáry (Freiburg), Antal Váradi (Stuttgart) – organ
József Ács (Eschweiler), Zsolt Gárdonyi (Würzburg), Miklós Maros (Stockholm), Nigel Osborne (Edinburgh) – composition

cell: 0036-20-462-5934; email: a.g.viragh@gmail.com

Prizes, awards:

2013 Composition prize of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
2013 'AURORA MUSIS AMICA' Composition PRIZE
2012 International Composition Competition, Mürzzuschlag, 1st PRIZE
2011 'JUNIOR PRIMA PRIZE'
Composition Competition of the Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest, 2nd PRIZE,
SPECIAL PRICE of the 'Society of the Hungarian Contemporary Music'
2010 'ANNIE FISCHER' SHOLARSHIP OF PERFORMING ART
Composition Competition of the Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest, 1st PRIZE,
SPECIAL PRICES of the 'Society of the Hungarian Contemporary Music', and the
'Béla Bartók Memory House'
2009 SCHOLARSHIP OF ARTS, Debrecen
'EXCELLENT STUDENT OF THE FACULTIES OF SCIENCES' award, Debrecen
2008 Composition Competition of the Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest, 1st PRIZE
SPECIAL PRICE of the 'Society of the Hungarian Contemporary Music'
SCHOLARSHIP OF ARTS, Debrecen
International Composition Competition, Oradea (Romania), 1st PRIZE
(the jury gave no 2nd prize)
2007 SCHOLARSHIP OF THE HUNGARIAN REPUBLIC
2006 Singing Competition of the University of Theatre and Film, Budapest,
'THE BEST CONTEMPORARY PIECE' PRIZE
International Composition Competition, Los Angeles (USA), 1st PRIZE
(the jury gave no 2nd and 3rd prize)
2004 National Organ Competition, Szeged, 1st PRIZE
2003 First Zoltán Kodály National Organ Competition, Budapest, 2nd PRIZE,
and also a 'PERFORMING PRIZE' for the performance of his Organ suite (which he wrote at the age of 17)
2002 First Béla Bartók National Composition Competition, Budapest, SPECIAL PRIZE
 
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