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György Orbán

György Orbán

György Orbán was born in Transylvania, Romania, in 1947. He studied composition at the music academy of Cluj (Kolozsvár), a par excellence multicultural centre of Transylvania. After graduating in 1973 as a student of Sigismund Toduta and János Jagamas, he taught music theory at the same institute.

Since 1979 he has lived in Hungary, teaching composition at the Liszt FMusic Academy of Budapest. He obtained the Erkel-Prize in 2002.

His oeuvre is dominated by oratorical compositions and choral works. His instrumental compositions range from symphonic pieces, instrumental-vocal combinations (songs with accompaniment of one or more instruments) to brass music and, of course, chamber music.