dr. Sándor Balatoni has received the composer's KÓTA Prize at the annual award ceremony of the Association of Hungarian Choirs, Orchestras and Folk Ensembles in Budapest at the cistercian St Emery Gymnasium's ceremonial hall.
Four years after the first edition of Organum Pannonicum, the second volume is also released with Hungarian organ transcriptions and organ works. This time it was recorded at the St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, which venue has several affiliations with most of the featured composers.
The choral composition of dr. Sándor Balatoni 'Axe Phebus aureo' is also among the award-winning compositions on the Müpa 15th Jubilee composition competition with a total of 258 submitted entries. Due to the pandemic situation the award ceremony and the premiere will take place in 2021 in Budapest at the Palace of Arts.
On 22nd September 2019 the Mecsek Choir and the Savaria Symphonic Orchestra premiered 'Threnos' by Alberto Roque Santana. The soloists were Jennyfer Schultz and Zoltán Mizsei the conductor was dr. Sándor Balatoni.
With the leading of dr. Sandor Balatoni the Mecsek Choir has participated at the 5th International Choir Competition of Chanakkale. They performed two concerts and the competition where they have won the 2nd Prize in their category, the Special Prize of Chanakkale Municipality and the Special Prize for the Best Choice of Repertoire.
Between 14-26 June, 2019, dr. Sándor Balatoni attended a tour in China. In the concerts he was also the piano accompanist and his prize-winning composition, Cantate Domino was also on program in Taiyuanban, Chengduban, Qingbaijiangban and Guangzhouban. Beside the concerts he held presentations as well on the North University of China (Taiyuan), Sichuan University (Chengdu) and the Normal University (Qingbaijiang).