Peter Toth

Composer Péter Tóth was born in the city of Budapest in 1965. He completed his studies at the Béla Bartók Conservatory as a double major in percussion and composition, where his teachers were Oszkár Schwartz and Miklós Kocsár. In 1985 he was admitted to the Franz Lisz Academy of Budapest, where he earned his degree in composition (1990), studying with Emil Petrovics. He also holds a degree in sound engineering, cultural management and public eduation leadership. He attained his Doctoral Degree in Music in 2008.

Dr. Tóth worked as adjunct faculty at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest and taught at the University of Debrecen as well. He has been Artistic Director of the concert hall “Óbudai Társaskör” in Budapest. Currently he is Dean of the School of Music at the Unversity of Szeged, as well as Chair of the Department of Theory. He also holds a position at the Hungarian Academy of Arts as Chair of Music Section.

Péter Tóth has composed sound tracks to numerous movies/motion pictures as well as worked as sound engineer and director in several of those projects. As an international composer of Classical and Choral works, his music is regularly performed in Europe, North Amercia and throughout the wold. He is a founding member of the first online hungarian classical magazine “Café Momus”, and is co-founding member and owner of Kontrapunkt Publishing Co. (2009).

He is recipient of the Kincses József – prize (1990), Kodály – scholarship (1990,1992), Erkel – prize (2007), Diapason D’Or – prize (2009), KÓTA – prize (2009) and the Bartók – Pásztory Ditta – prize (2013).


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