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Lóránt Péteri

Lóránt Péteri

Musicology Department

Mahler's Oeuvre, Music History

Born: 1976

Academic degree:
PhD (University of Bristol, 2008; accreditation: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, 2009)
habilitation (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, 2015)
 

University position: professor, head of department, president of the PhD Doctoral Council

Studies:
1997–2002: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, musicology department – university degree with honours: certified musicologist (2002)
1995–2002: Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities, history department; university degree: MA in history (Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities, 2006)
2002–2005: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Doctoral School, musicology PhD programme
2004–2007: Department of Music, University of Bristol, musicology PhD programme, guest student of University of Oxford in academic year 2004/05

Scholarships:
2000/01 Scholarship of the republic; several times since 2002: Pro Musica scholarship. Won the Kodály Zoltán scholarship on three occasions (2003, 2006, 2007); between 2004-2006 holder of the University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarship; 2008/09 MAOE scholarship.
National Cultural Fund of Hungary – creative funding (2011)
2011 Pro Musicologia Hungarica Foundation – research funding; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Bolyai János Research Scholarship (2012–2015)
Új Nemzeti Kiválóság Pályázat (New National Excellence Tender) postdoctoral fellow (2016/17)

Teaching activities:
2002–2004: Consultant teacher giving classes as doctoral student (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Musicology Department)
2005–2008: Assistant lecturer, assistant research fellow (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Musicology Department)
2008–2012: senior lecturer (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Musicology Department, later Creative Art and Music Theory Department)
2013–2016: Associate professor (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Musicology and Music Theory Department)
from December 2014 – Acting head of department (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Musicology and Music Theory Department), head of subdepartment (Musicology Group)
2014–2016: head of the Musicology and Music Theory Department
2016- : head of the Musicology Department
2016- : professor (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Musicology Department)
2020- : president of the PhD Doctoral Council

Member of the PhD Doctoral Council; DLA thesis; thesis consultant; PhD final examination and opponent’s opinion

Membership:
2010- Member of the Society of Hungarian Scientists and Scholars of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2010- Member of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music PhD Doctoral Council
2010- Member of the board of the Hungarian Musicology Society
2010- Member of the editorial committee of the musicology periodical Magyar Zene
2012–14 Secretary of the Musicology Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2012- Member with voting rights of the Musicology Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Participation in the work of research groups:
2002–2006 Participation – with independent research area – in the research programme ‘Zoltán Kodály and his students’ of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Musicology Institute, funded by the National Cultural and Development Tender
2009–2011 Participation – with independent research area – in the OTKA No. 73434 programme ‘Hungarian music culture and composition in the 20th century’ of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Musicology Institute, as well as in the preparatory work of the 20th century volume of the Academy series ‘Music history of Hungary’
2017– participation as a senior researcher in the research program of the Institute for Musicology: „Magyarország zenetörténete/5. A kézikönyv-sorozat 20. századi kötetének előkészítése” (Number of the program: NKFIH K 123819)
2017– participation with an independent research area in the research program of the Eötvös University: „A trianoni Magyarország tradíció és modernitás határán – A Horthy-korszak történeti kézikönyve” (Number of the program: NKFIH K 124142)

Other scientific activities (selection):
2008–  Organizing, compiling and running the scientific lecture series ‘Tuesday Afternoon Musicology’ in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
2009– Organizing scientific session in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (with László Vikárius)
2016 „Eszterháza” – organizing scientific workshop (Liszt Academy Musicology Department);
2017 „1956 és a zenei élet: előzmények, történések, következmények” – organizing scientific conferenc with György Gyarmati (Liszt Academy, ÁBTL)

Other activities:
Author of art critiques, book reviews and reviews published in specialist periodicals (2000–), weekly journals (2000–) and on the Internet (2008–).
Guides for Hungarian concert organizers (Budapest Spring Festival, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Jakobi Concert, Müpa Budapest, National Philharmonic Orchestra) from 2001. Author of all the guides of the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda in the 2008/09 season.
Assistant, chief editor of radio programmes covering classical music. Music critic of Bartók Radio’s programme Új Zenei Újság since 2001. Presenter of Bartók Radio’s programme Zenebeszéd since 2009.
In 2005, drafted a professional proposal for the Müpa Budapest exhibition ‘Mozart and Hungary’.
In 2010, was appointed expert at the Petőfi Literary Museum’s event ‘Alma Mahler Salon’.
In 2011, was a member of the jury of the Liszt International Record Grand Prix.
In November 2014, was a member of the Ministry of Human Capacities’ and Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music’s committee assessing the master instrument tender.
Between 2016 and 2019: member of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office "Culture" expert group
2019- member of the Advisory Band of the Kodály Zoltán music writer fellowship

Lectures at conferences in Hungary and abroad: 

Invitation lectures at international conferences:                                

Who Was Streamlining Whom?: A Contribution to the History of ‘Sovietization’ of Hungarian Musical—Musicological Life, Central European Music Research Centre (CEMRC), Cardiff University, Music Department, in cooperation with Bristol University’s Music Department, Socialist Realism in Central European Music: 19451955, Cardiff, 10 March 2001

Ilya Golovin Reaches Budapest: ‘Soviet Music’ in Hungary, Masaryk University, Faculty of Humanities, Musicology Institute, Socialist Realism and Music: Anti-Modernism and Avant-gardes, Brno, 1-3 October 2001

Crossroads: Changing Concepts in Musical Thought in Hungary in the Early 1960s, University of Bristol, Music Department, The Modernisms of the 1960s in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland, Bristol, 27 April 2002

Hungarian Musicology under State Socialism: Institutions, Informal Networks, Scholarly Projects, and Ideologies, American Musicological Society, Seventy-ninth Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, 7-10 November 2013

Other lectures at international conferences:

God and Revolution – Szabolcsi Bence and the Discourse of Hungarian Musical Life, 1950s, RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale), Music’s Intellectual History, New York, 16-19 March 2005

Scherzo and the Unheimlich: the Construct of Genre and Feeling in the Long 19th Century, Royal Musical Association, Research Students’ Conference 2007, Bristol, 3-6 January 2007

Idyllic Masks of Death: References to Orphée aux Enfers in ‘Das himmlische Leben’, University of Surrey, Gustav Mahler Centenary Conference, Guildford, 7-9 July 2011

The ‘Question of Nationalism’ in Hungarian Musicology after 1956, Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Nationality–Universality: Musical Historiography in Central and Eastern Europe, Radziejowice, 15-17 September 2014

The History of Hungarian Music Versus the Music History of Hungary: The ‘Question of Nationalism’ in Hungarian Musicology During the Post-Stalinist Period, MTA BTK ZTI 20-21st Century Hungarian Music Archive and Research Group, Nationalism in Music in the Totalitarian State (1945–1989), Budapest, 24-25 January 2015

Invitation lectures at conferences in Hungary and in Hungarian:

Képzelt zeneszerző: Fiktív komponisták az 50-es évek magyar zenei diskurzusában /Imaginary composer: Fictive composers in the Hungarian music discourse of the 1950s/, University of Pécs, Copyright and privacy rights in the arts, Pécs, 17-18 October 2003

Scherzo és unheimlich: Műfaj és érzület konstrukciója a hosszú 19. században /Scherzo and the Unheimlich: the Construct of Genre and Feeling in the Long 19th Century/, Hungarian Musicology Society, Musicology conference in honour of 60-year-old Tibor Tallián, Budapest, 14-15 October 2006

Magyar csárdás vagy haszid népdal? Mahler-recepció és a nemzeti zene konstrukciója /Hungarian csárdás or Hassidic folk song? Mahler reception and its national music construct/, Erasmus College and ELTE BTK, This side of music and beyond, Budapest, 16 May 2008

A márki és a tejesember: A ‘népi’ elem Gustav Mahler I. szimfóniájának 3. tételében /The marquis and the dairyman: allusions to ‘folk music’ in the third movement of Mahler’s first symphony/, Hungarian Musicology Society, Folk music and music history, Budapest, 8-9 October 2009

‘A mi népünk az Ön népe, de az enyém is…’: Kodály Zoltán és Kádár János kapcsolatáról /‘Our people are your people, but mine, too...’: the connection between Zoltán Kodály and János Kádár/, MTA BTK Musicology Institute, Scientific session in honour of 70-year-old Melinda Berlász, Budapest, 29 November 2012

Alkotás és személyes identitástörténet metszéspontjai Gustav Mahler pályáján /Intersections of creation and personal identity events in the career of Gustav Mahler/, MTA Humanities Research Centre, Identities and changes, Budapest, 6-7 December 2012

Mihály András 3. szimfóniája: Diskurzus az új zenéről 1962-ben /András Mihály’s Symphony No. 3: Discourse on new music in 1962/, MTA BTK ZTI 20-21st Century Hungarian Music Archive and Research Group, In the footsteps of anniversaries, Budapest, 5 December 2013

Other lectures at conferences in Hungary and in Hungarian:

Ilja Golovin Budapestre érkezik: A ‘szovjet zene’ Magyarországon /Ilya Golovin arrives in Budapest: ‘Soviet music’ in Hungary/, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Musicology Department and Musicology Doctoral School Scientific session in honour of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Musicology Department, Budapest, 23-24 November 2001

Programzene vagy abszolút zene? Mahler döntésének szociokulturális hátteréhez /Programme music or absolute music? Sociocultural background to the decisions of Mahler/, Hungarian Musicology Society, In honour of 70-year-old László Somfai, Budapest, 8-10 October 2004

‘Isteni kockavetések’ – Gustav Mahler 2. szimfóniája 3. tételének formája: egy új megközelítés /‘Heavenly casts of the dice’ – the form of the third movement of Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony: a new approach/, Hungarian Musicology Society, Conference in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dénes Bartha, Budapest, 3-4 October 2008

A végtelen forma terve Mahler 2. szimfóniájának scherzójában /Design of the infinite form in the scherzo of Mahler’s Second Symphony/, ELTE BTK and Erasmus College, This side of music and beyond II, Budapest, 22 May 2009

A halál idilli maszkjai: Orfeusz az alvilágban és Mennyei élet /Idyllic Masks of Death: References to Orphée aux Enfers in ‘Das himmlische Leben’/, Hungarian Musicology Society, Art analysis – today, Budapest, 7-8 October 2011

Adalékok az MTA Népzenekutató Csoportjának 1967 és 1970 közötti történetéhez /Supplements to the events of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Folk Music Research Group between 1967 and 1970/, Hungarian Musicology Society, In memoriam László Dobszay, 11-13 October 2012

Épületes ügy: Néhány adalék a Zenetudományi Intézet elhelyezésének történetéhez /Constructive matter: a few supplements to the positioning of the Musicology Institute/, Hungarian Musicology Society, Institutional musicology research in Hungary, Budapest, 2 October 2014

Independent invitation lectures:

 Vonzások és választások: Kodály, népzene és kultúrpolitika a »hosszú ötvenes években« /Attractions and choices: Kodály, folk music and culture policy in the ‘long 1950s’/, Hungarian Heritage House, Ethnographical Archive, Budapest, 24 April 2008

 Adalékok az MTA Zenetudományi Bizottságának történetéhez /Supplements to the events of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Musicology Committee/, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Musicology Committee, Committee session, Budapest, 22 May 2008

Other independent lectures:

Restauráció és átrendeződés az 1956 utáni magyar zenei életben /Restoration and realignment in post-1956 Hungarian music life/, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Tuesday Afternoon Musicology, Budapest, 3 May 2011

Round-table discussions, workshops:

Kritikai agora: Mire valók a művészeti egyetemek? Mire való az elméleti tudás egy tervező/művész számára? /Agora of criticism: What are universities of arts for? What is theoretical knowledge for to a designer-artist?/, round-table discussion presented by Bálint Veres, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Transfer lab., Budapest, 24 October 2012

Szenvedély és alkotófolyamat a művészetekben és a pszichoterápiában: változatok a kreatív munkamódra /Passion and the creative process in the arts and psychotherapy: variations on the creative working method/, workshop under the leadership of Katalin Szőke and Katalin Zana, Hungarian Psychoanalytical Association, Passion and indifference: Emotions and relationships, Budapest, 17-18 October 2014

Publications:

Books:

Péteri Lóránt, Mahler, a scherzo és a "kísérteties" (Budapest: Rózsavölgyi és Társa, 2015).

Dobszay Ágnes, Domokos, Zsuzsanna, Péteri LórántVikárius László (szerk.), Szekvenciáktól szimfóniákig: Tanulmányok Liszt, Bartók és Ligeti 140 éves Zeneakadémiája tiszteletére (Budapest: Rózsavölgyi és Társa, Zeneakadémia,  2015).

Gyarmati György és Péteri Lóránt (szerk.), 1956 és a zenei élet: Előzmények, történések, következmények (Budapest, Pécs: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem, Kronosz Kiadó, Állambiztonsági Szolgálatok Történeti Levéltára,  2019).

More publications:

Publication lists 


Prizes, competition results:
2013: Hans Sachs Prize of Müpa Budapest

Contact: peteri.lorant[at]zeneakademia.hu