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“… I think I speak for many others when I suggest that he should be invited again – we would all enrich our lives, if we get to know as many sides of this outstandingly talented musician and composer as possible.”

Balázs Szabó, feol.hu

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…His piece, Tre Hymni was a beautiful mixture of tradition and invention; it can be characterised by clean modesty and parts composed with best taste. Just when we were amazed by the mature way of handling the piano, we were distracted by a beautiful vocal or cello melody, while a perfectly portioned flute melody formed a counter-piece…

Márk Aszódi, revizoronline.com

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“… the sensitively composed piano movements are the diverse utterances of an independent composer without tinges of any reminiscence.”

Kristóf Csengery, Life and Literature

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“… and indeed, the world of music is familiar with him as an immaculately prepared composer who feels at home in a number of genres and has an excitingly unique style.”

Balázs Szabó, feol.hu

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“… the artist played all these extremely complex compositions by heart without a single mistake or musical error, with highly colourful registration, and with a high level of focus embracing all details, while the style of the performance was elegantly cool and unbelievably self-confident.”

Balázs Szabó, feol.hu

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Benedek Istvánffy Composition Award

András Gábor Virágh had the prestigious honour to receive – the second time after 2015 – the Benedek Istvánffy COMPOSER AWARD in recognition of his Sinfonietta work written for orchestra, which was premiered by Zugló Philharmonics in 2016 at the MüPa Palace of Arts. The award named after the 18th-century composer Benedek Isvánffy has been granted by the Hungarian Composers’... Read more »

World premiere at Warsaw Autumn Festival

METAMORPHOSIS for 14 players by András Gábor Virágh was premiered at the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, which celebrates its jubilee 60th edition. Read more »

András Gábor Virágh is in Oxford Encyklopedia

The OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA selected András Gábor Virágh in 2017 as one of the successful people in Hungary. Read more »

The Organ Sonata in the St. Albans organ competition

An excellent hungarian organist, Ágoston Tóka qualified for the finals of one of the most prestigious competitions of Europe (St Albans, UK, 21 July, 2017). Ágoson played pieces by Olivier Messiaen and Zoltán Kodály, and the Sonata for Organ of András Gábor Virágh (written at the age of 19) on the great organ of the St Albans cathedral. Read more »

Chamber piece TETRA is Published

András Gábor Virágh: Tetra for Alto Saxophone and Piano Tetra was composed by András Gábor Virágh in 2010 and dedicated to Seleljo Duo. Erzsébet and Irén Seleljo premierred the piece, they played it all around Hungary and in abroad as well and it has been on their repertoire ever since. “Virágh’s complex harmonic and rhythmic language is combined with some extended techniques on... Read more »