...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Gergely Ménesi Photo: Liszt Academy / László Mudra

Gergely Ménesi

Conducting Department

Conducting Technique as Main Subject (Orchestra), Orchestra

Academic degree, university post: senior lecturer

Date, place of birth: 5 April 1970 Budapest

Studies:
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Conducting, 1989-1994, Conductor, 1992-1997

Recordings:
Corelli: Christmas Concerto grosso in G minor, 1984, violin solo, Symphony Orchestra of the King Stephen Grammar School, Hungarian Television
Lassus: Miserere mei Deus, 1993,  bass vocal, Pasaréti Tye Choristers, Preludio CD
Bartók: Seven Choruses, György Orbán: Serenata per Orchestra, Lajos Bárdos: Alexius, 1999, conductor, University of Miskolc Symphony Orchestra of the Bartók Béla College of Music, Allegro CD
Bach and Händel, 1999, conductor, Orchestra of the University of Győr, Judit Németh – alto, István Ruppert – organ, CD
István Koloss: Organ Concerto, 2001, conductor, Orchestra of the University of Győr, István Ruppert – organ, do-lá CD

Orchestra membership:
Symphony Orchestra of the King Stephen Grammar School 1983-1986, violinist
New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir 1988-1992, vocalist

Teaching activities, posts as guest professor, principal master classes:
1997-1999: University of Miskolc, orchestra, string orchestra, chamber music
From 1998: University of Győr, orchestra
2001-2004: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, solfège, music theory
2009-2012: St. Stephen Conservatory, Solfège, music theory, male choir
2013- : conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Liszt Academy
2018- : Orchestral Conducting professor of the Conducting Department of the Liszt Academy

Principal concerts:
Final and gala concert of the 9th János Ferencsik international conducting competition with the Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, 1998, conductor
Béla Bartók: Two Portraits, with solo by Dénes Kovács, 1999, conductor
Mascagni: Premiere in Slovakia of Messa di Gloria, Cathedral of Kosice, 2000, conductor
Stockholm guest appearance, 2000, conductor
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor with Dénes Kovács and András Kiss, 2003, conductor
Kodály: The Spinning Room in Szigliget Theatre, Szolnok, 2003, conductor
Kodály: The Spinning Room in the National Theatre, 2004, conductor
Verdi: Nabucco – Csokonai Theatre, Debrecen, 2004, conductor
Germany guest appearance, 2004, conductor
Opera Competition and Festival with Mezzo Television /later, Armel Opera Competition and Festival/ awards ceremony gala concert, 2008, conductor, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, broadcast live on Mezzo TV
György Lickl: Missa Solemnis, Requiem, Offertorium Bone Deus, Motetto de SS. Trinitate, 2010, conductor, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, broadcast live on European Broadcasting Union
Paganini concert with Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl, 2011, conductor, Kosice Philharmonic Orchestra
TABULA RASA – works by Marek Brezovsky, Alfred Schnittke and Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa – premiere in Slovakia, 2011, conductor, Kosice Philharmonic Orchestra
Dvorák: accompaniment to the Violoncello Concert with solo by Miklós Perényi, Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, 2011, conductor
Works by Chopin, Kodály and Ahn Eak Tai in Müpa Budapest, Zugló Philharmonics Budapest, 2012, conductor
László Lajtha: Sinfonietta for String Orchestra and works by Chopin and Tchaikovsky with the Danube Symphony Orchestra, Danube Palace, Müpa Budapest, 2013, conductor
Guest appearance in Katowice with the Symphony Orchestra of the Liszt Academy, 2014, conductor
Gala concert for the congress of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Bartók: Dance Suite, Kodály: Psalmus Hungaricus, 2014, conductor, Symphony Orchestra of the Liszt Academy
Tchaikovsky: String Serenade, Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, in Veszprém with the Symphony Orchestra of the Liszt Academy, 2015, conductor
Liszt: Mazeppa – symphonic poem, Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Barnabás Kelemen), Kodály: Variations on a Hungarian folksong “The Peacock”, Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, 14 November 2015 (Bartók Radio broadcast, 27 November 2015. , Friday 13.20, conductor)
Liszt: Festklänge – symphonic poem, Liszt: Totentanz (Marcell Szabó), Liszt: Missa solennis zur Erweihung der Basilika in Gran – Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, concert of the Budapest Spring Festival and doctorate concert in one, 23 April 2016, conductor
Works by Haydn, Brahms, Bartók, Lehár – OrkesterkamP’16, orchestral master class, Bovec, Slovenia, 22 July 2016, conductor, leader of the master class
Liszt: Missa solennis zur Erweihung der Basilika in Gran – festive concert of the Liszt Ferenc Society on the 160th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral Esztergom, choir and orchestra of the Church OF Our Lady OF Buda Castle (choirmaster: László Tardy), 28 August 2016, Cathedral Esztergom, conductor
András Gábor Virágh: Sinfonietta (world premiere), Liszt: Totentanz (Krisztián Kocsis), Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major – Zugló Philharmonics Budapest, Müpa, 9 October 2016, conductor
Lajtha: Symphony No. 6 – Zugló Philharmonics Budapest, Pesti Vigadó, 4 February 2017, conductor
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Symphony No. 8 in G major – Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, 22 February 2017, conductor
Lajtha: Capriccio – Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, the stage premiere of the ballet with the a Badora Dance Company, the National Dance Theatre Budapest, joint production of the Liszt Academy and the Budapest Spring Festival, 19 Aprul 2017, conductor
Lajtha: Capriccio – analytic lecture connected to the stage premiere in the Conference of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, Section of Art Theory, Pesti Vigadó, 24 May 2017, Conference Room
Chamber Orchestral Final of the Bartók World Competition: conducting Mozart’s violin concertos– Franz Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra, 14 September 2017, conductor
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Choi Insu), Borodin: Polovtsian Dances – concert in the Győr Academic Day, Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, 21 September 2017, conductor
Lajtha: Capriccio – Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, joint project of the Badora Dance Company, National Dance Theatre Budapest and the Liszt Academy, 1 March 2018, conductor
Erkel: Festival Overture, Kodály: Dances of Galánta, Liszt: Les Préludes, Bartók: Concerto, operetta programme (Zita Patak) – Zugló Philharmonics Budapest, Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Lendva, slovenian tour, 8—9-10 April 2018, conductor
Erkel: Festival Overture, Liszt: Hungaria – symphonic poem, Kodály: Psalmus Hungaricus (István Kovácsházi, Kodály Choir Debrecen) – Cross-Border Hungarian Musicians Symphony Orchestra; concert  in the Cupola Hall of the Parliament with the TV-broadcast of the M5 Television; 3 June 2018, conductor
Zsigmond Szathmáry: Organ Concerto – world premiere, organ inauguration of the Liszt Academy organ; 22 October 2018, training conductor
Kodály: Dances of Marosszék, Fekete Gyula: Cello Concerto (Barnabás Baranyai), Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Debussy: La mer – Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra; 14 November 2018, conductor
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major (Choi Insu) – Győr University Orchestra; 29 November 2018, conductor
Liszt: Festklänge – symphonic poem, Liszt: Piano Concerto in E-flat major (Fülöp Ránki), Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle (Bernadett Fodor, Krisztián Cser) – Zugló Philharmonics, Müpa; 2 December 2018, conductor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 – Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, National Dance Theatre Budapest, Opening Concert, Passage – Premiere with the Győr Ballet; 16–17 February 2019, conductor
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major (Balog József) – Zugló Philharmonics, Pesti Vigadó; 23-24 February 2019, conductor
Liszt: Orpheus – symphonic poem, Liszt: Piano Concerto in E-flat major (Fülöp Ránki), Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, 16 April 2019, conductor
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major (Mátyás Katrin), Zugló Philharmonics, Liszt Academy Grand Hall; 30 April 2019, conductor
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 (Ágnes Márkus), Zugló Philharmonics, Liszt Academy Solti Hall; 14 May 2019, conductor
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor (Arthur Kaganovsky), J. Rutter: Mass of the Children, Chamber Orchestra Csík, Csíkszereda, 1 August 2019, conductor
Beethoven: Piano Concerto in C major (Balázs Fülei), Symphony No. 1, Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, Müpa Festival Theatre, 27 Octobevr 2019, conductor
Weiner: Serenade Op. 3, Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár, 22 January 2020, conductor
Master and her student – Ingrid Kertesi and Anna Subedi, Zugló Philharmonics, Pesti Vigadó, 22-23 February 2020, conductor
Poulenc: Organ Concerto, András Déri: Organ Concerto, world premiere behind closed doors, Symphonia Fantasia, concert master: Zoltán Tuska, János Pálúr – organ, Városliget Alley Reformed Church, 14 March 2020, conductor
Mendelssohn: Hebridák Overture, Borne: Carmen Fantasy (Zsófia Bíró – fuvola), Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flar major, Zugló Philharmonics St Stephen King Symphony Orchestra, BMC, 11 September 2020, conductor
Britten: Simple Symphony, András Derecskei: 9 Self Portraits, Szent István Filharmonikusok, Zuglói Zeneház, 2020. december 10., karmester
R. Strauss: A Bécsi Filharmonikusok fanfárja, Szent István Philharmonic, Zugló House of Music, 4 February 2021, conductor
Il signor Bruschino – Overture, Elgar: Elegy, Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Weiner: Divertimento No. 2, Sibelius: Valse Triste, Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B-flat major (The Queen) – Finale, Anderson: The Typwriter, Szent István Philharmonic, Pesti Vigadó, 27 February 2021, conductor



Prizes, awards:
9th János Ferencsik international conducting competition, 2nd prize

Contact: gmenesi30[at]gmail.com