Sándor Balatoni

organist, composer, conductor

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New anthems of the European Winesong Festival in Pécs and the Pueri Cantores in Veszprém

In the past two weekends, two premieres of Dr. Sándor Balatoni were performed, as anthems for two outstanding festivals. On September 23, at the Kodály Center, the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Béla Bartók Men's Choir presented the new anthem of the 30-year European Bordalfestival, and on September 29, the 1st Prize winner composition In terra pax was premiered in Veszprém, which became the anthem of this year's Pueri Cantores International Children's Choir Festival.

Composers 1st Prize and scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

On June 10, 2023, Dr. Sándor Balatoni won 1st prize at the HangKELTŐ composition competition with his choral piece "Regina caeli", and on June 19, 2023, he won a three-year scholarship from the Hungarian Academy of Arts, where he is carrying out a critical publication of all organ works by Gábor Szabó Lisznyay, and will also hold concerts and recordings of the works.

Lectures and habilitation in Oradea (ROM), Osijek (HRV) and Pécs

Between May 15-16, 2023, Dr. Sándor Balatoni held three lectures at the Partium Christian University in Oradea (Nagyvárad) as an Erasmus scholarship lecturer. On May 25, he gave his habilitation lecture at the University of Pécs, for which he received an evaluation of 98%, and on June 6, he gave two lectures as a guest professor at the Academy of arts in Osijek (Eszék).

New recordings with the title Chorus Pannonicus and Canticum Pannonicum

In the recent period, two new recordings were made by dr. Sándor Balatoni. Back in December 2022, the album Chorus Pannonicus was released with the Mecsek Choir, featuring Hungarian choral works. The debut of Canticum Pannonicum was in February 2023 with Hungarian sacred arias with organ accompaniment featuring Jennyfer Schultz soprano.

1st Prize at the composition competition of the Veszprém Archdiocese

On February 2, 2023, the results of the composition competition announced by the Archdiocese of Veszprém were announced in the Árpádházi Szent Margit church in Veszprém, in which dr. Sándor Balatoni won 1st prize, so his work 'In terra pax' will be the anthem of the Catholic Youth Choir Festival in September.

Carmina vinorum – oratorio premier at the European Winesong festival

The Carmina vinorum oratorio of Sándor Balatoni was premiered with great success on 24th September 2022 at the Kodály Center in Pécs. The performers were the Pannon Philharmonic, the Béla Bartók male choir (dir.: dr. Tamás Lakner), the University male choir (dir.: dr. Tamás Lakner) and Szabolcs Bognár baritone conducted by Dániel Erdélyi.

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January 21, 2024    
20:00 - 22:00
Concert with the Pannon Philharmonic as an organist in Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle conducted by Gergely Kesselyák.
January 22, 2024    
19:00 - 21:00
Concert with the Pannon Philharmonic as an organist in Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle conducted by Gergely Kesselyák.
Presentation at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek with the title "Knowledge of classical music instruments".
Presentation at the University of Pécs to the Shanghai American University students with the title "Brief Overview of European Classical Music".
Events on January 21, 2024
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21 Jan 24
Istanbul
Events on January 22, 2024
22 Jan
22 Jan 24
Ankara
Events on January 30, 2024
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