Balázs Szabó

"The performance of Balázs Szabó combines deep musicality,
irreproachable technique and unmistakable sense."
(Neue Musik Zeitung)

Actual news

Balázs Szabó was appointed University professor from March 1 at the MDW , the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. The university is one of the world's oldest, largest and best known universities in the performing arts of music. Balázs Szabó is the successor of Martin Haselböck in this prestigeuos position.


Over the past several years he has succeeded to wipe off the dust from the organ, and establish a new reputation for this instrument. He enjoys a hugely varied performing career on a diverse spectrum of keyboard instruments including, organ, piano, harpsichord and his special instrument: the harmonium d'art.

Balázs Szabó began his musical studies at the age of 15, graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and went on to continue his studies in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. During his studys his most important mentor was Prof. Dr. Christoph Bossert, he also concluded the only existing International Master for OrganExperts in Rome and Trossingen, finally 2015 he recived the Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology in Utrecht. He won first Prizes at renowned international organ competitions: St. Maurice (2007 CH), Biarritz (2009 FR), Nürnberg ION (DE) and 2nd prizes in Chartres (2014 FR), Wiesbaden (2009 DE) and Heidelberg (2008 DE). 2010 he received the City of Miskolc Standard of Excellence Award, the Junior Prima Prize and in 2015 the Múzsa-Award. Since 2011 he holds a teaching position at the Liszt Academy of Music and at the Béla Bartók conservatory in Budapest.

Balázs Szabó is a renowned specialist for Max Regers music, in 2016 both his new release double CD, featuring all seven choral-fantasias and his gap filling publication received high acclaim.


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Organ projects

Miskolc, Kossuth utca
Angster 1903 II/19 (restoration 2011)

Óbuda, reformed church
Országh 1899 II/12 (restoration+new parts 2013)

Budapest, Teréztemplom
Rieger 1929 III/54 (pipework restoration 2014)

Budapest, Gazdagrét
AerisOrgan in Iberian style (new organ 2014)

Cegléd, evangélikus templom
AerisOrgona 2014 II/11 (new organ 2014)

Győr, Öregtemplom
Angster 1926 III/34 (restoration 2015)

Debrecen, Csonka templom
Kiszel 1880 III/51 (restoration 2015-18)

Hajdúböszörmény, Kálvin tér
Angster 1898/1914 III/38 (restoration 2016)

Budapest, Academy of Music, Grand Hall
Voit & Söhne 1907 (reconstruction 2015-2018)

Budapest, Jesuit church
Dangl/Wegenstein 1909 (restoration + new parts 2020)