conductor, university lecturer

Sándor BaloghBorn in 1958 in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary, Sándor Balogh graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in 1982. From 1980 to 1992 he was a member of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

From 1992 to 2009 he was a member of the trombone section of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He worked regularly in Luxemburg with the European Soloists Ochestra, and for 20 years he was part of the Austro-Hungarian band, Pro Brass. He was a founding member of the Budapest Ragtime Band.

Sándor Balogh also works extensively as a composer. In addition, he orchestrates and arranges many compositions of lighter music for different instrumental groups, ranging from contemporary pop-rock transcriptions for string quartets, to symphony orchestra. He has contributed to over a hundred recordings as musician, writer or conductor. His most recent album is a recording by Brass Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where Sándor conducts his own compositions. He currently works as a Teacher of chamber music at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, a position he has held since 2010.

His awards include the Bartók-Pásztory, and Emerton awards. At international composer competitions he was awarded the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo in 1995, runner-up at Brno in 1997, and third place in Shanghai in 2001.