Szeged Symphony Orchestra

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The Szeged Symphony Orchestra (Szegedi Szimfonikus Zenekar) is an orchestra based in Szeged, Hungary.


The Szeged Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1969 by Viktor Vaszy, and is active both in the concert hall and for operatic performances in Szeged.[1]

Since 2012 it has been titled Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra Szeged.

Principal conductors[edit]

  • 1975-83 Pál Tamás
  • 1983-89 Géza Oberfrank
  • 1989-91 Pál Tamás
  • 1991-99 Ervin Acél
  • 1999-2008 Gyüdi Alexander
  • 2008-2012 Gábor Baross
  • 2012-present Győző Lukácsházi

Guest conductors have included Karl Richter, Lamberto Gardelli, Carlo Zecchi, Roberto Benzi, Libor Pešek, Günter Neuhold[2] and Alexander Frey.

The orchestra has toured to Taiwan, Singapore and Brazil, and has made records for Hungaroton (Liszt, Madarász).[2] Other records include Dvorák Violin & Cello Concertos (Gramola), Kabalevsky Symphonies (Olympia), Liszt piano concertos (Aurophon), Dohnányi (DBE/CD), Mozart piano concertos (Duchesne World Records), Ravel, Roussel, Ives, Debussy and Bartók (AEM).


  1. ^ Conrad Mátra. Note for Hungaroton SLPX; Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies, 1979.
  2. ^ a b Brief history from the orchestra’s website