Dániel Dinyés



Dániel Dinyés (1980) was a composition student of István Fekete Győr in the Béla Bartók Conservatory and Grammar School. He graduated in 2006 under László Vidovszky from the composition department of the Liszt University of Music.

In 2004 as part of an exchange programme his chamber work Septett was premiered in the Juilliard School in New York, and the Hungarian premiere took place that year in the Budapest Autumn Festival. In 1997 he won the Péter Robitsek Memorial Prize and in 1998 won the MOL music scholarship, and in 2007 the Zoltán Kodály Music’ Scholarship. In 2004 he won first prize in the Gorizia International Choir Competition in the ‘contemporary sacred works for two choirs’ category.

Since 2000 he has played regularly in a twopiano duo with Marcell Dargay, performing contemporary music. The programme of the New York concert series Focus! 2007: The Magyar Legacy (Hungarian music after Bartók) featured his work Vita.

He has written several pieces to commission for the Budapest Spring and Autumn Festivals, incidental music to the drama Leonce and Lena by Büchner for puppet director Kata Csató (2007)
and to Ödön von Horváth’s drama Istentelen Ifjúság [Youth without God] for director György Vidovszky (2008).

As a coaching répétiteur he has contributed to opera productions such as the Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, L’elisir d’amor (Gödöllő summer performances 1995-1998), La fanciulla del West (Miskolc International Opera Festival 2002), Gyula Csapó: Phaedra (Műcsarnok 2002), Tom Johnson: Négyhangú opera, (2004, Millenium Park Budapest, Szeged Open-air Festival, Sziget Festival), László Sáry: Négerek (Bárka, 2004), and Hans Pfitzner: Palestrina (2008).

He has been the musical director of many theatre productions in the National Theatre, the Thália Theatre, the répétiteur of the Hungarian State Opera opera studio, the University of Theatre and Film, and since 2006 an external teacher at the Liszt University of Music. Since 2007 he has been a teacher in preparatory courses in music theory, music history and composition in the Aladár Tóth Music School in Budapest’s 6th district.

In 2009 Dániel Dinyés won the 2nd prize of New Hungarian Music Forum Composition Competition (UMZF 2009) in category of chamber music.