Sándor Gyüdi

Sándor Gyüdi was born in Szekszárd, Hungary. He completed his primary and secondary school studies in Pécs. At that time he learnt playing the violoncello and later also singing. After the secondary school he continued his studies at the Faculty of Science of the University of Szeged, where he got his Master’s Degree in 1983.

As a university student he founded the Canticum Chamber Choir, winner of numerous international choir competitions. He had become more and more active in the field of music and he decided on a musical career. After earning his degree in 1988 from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, he was appointed conductor and choir director at the Szeged National Theatre. As a conductor, his wide range of repertoire covers the works of the greatest opera composers. Besides Hungary, he was invited to conduct operas in several other countries including France, Spain, the Netherlands and Great-Britain.

From 1990 he has conducted orchestral concerts with great success. He has been the choirmaster of Vaszy Viktor Choir since 1988. From the beginning of the 1990s Sándor Gyüdi conducted the Szeged Symphony Orchestra in many of their opera and orchestral rehearsals. He was appointed their musical director and conductor in 1999, and at the present time he is the principal conductor and artistic director of the orchestra. Since 2008 he has been the General Director of the Szeged National Theatre.

Sándor Gyüdi’s musical career has been acknowledged by several awards:

Artisjus Award (1986, 2004)

Vaszy Viktor Commemorative Medallion (1990)

Vaszy Viktor Award (1996)

Golden Ring for the Culture of Szeged (2001)

Löw Lipót Award (2003)

For Szeged Medal (2004)

Liszt Ferenc Award (2006)

Gregor József Award (2007)

Foundation for Szeged Award (2007)