Zoltan Paulinyi

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Zoltan Paulinyi
Birth name Zoltán Paulínyi Körmendy
Also known as Zoltan Paulini
Born 1977
Pittsfield, MA, United States
Origin Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Genres modern and baroque
Occupation(s) violinist, composer, pedagogue
Instruments violin, viola-pomposa
Years active professionally since 1995
Website http://www.paulinyi.com
Notable instruments
Sanctus Seraphini (ca. 1750),
Domenico Bussan (ca. 1760)
Baroque violin
C. M. Del Picchia 2004
5-stringed viola-pomposa
C. M. Del Picchia 2006
A. Vigneron, H. Pfretzschner, C.M. del Picchia, Sáránszky Pál.

Zoltan Paulinyi (born 1977 in the United States), a son of parents of Hungarian origin. Born as Zoltán Paulínyi Körmendy, in 1981 he moved to Belo Horizonte - Brazil), Brazilian composer, modern and baroque violinist, one of the founders of Musicoop String Orchestra (1995). After graduating in Physics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1999), he started to dedicate his life to music, both in performance and teaching. He moved to Brasília in 2000 in order to take up a first violin position[1] in the National Symphony Orchestra (OSTNCS), where he started to compose his major works.

He has played as soloist since 1987, aged 10, and as spalla in Festival Orchestras of Brasília (1998) and Juiz de Fora (1996). Founder of many chamber groups, including Duo Magyar (1994), Quinteto Amizade (2003), Grupo Sonare (2005) and Grupo SPES (2006). With SPES, he produced a turné in Europe in 2008, premiering his piano trio in Béjar, Madrid, Paris, Budapest and London.

Paulinyi produces festivals in Brasília since 2002. Currently he is artistic director for International Early Music Festival in Araripe, and SPES International Contemporary Music Series in Brasília,[2] both for 2009.


Zoltan Paulinyi was a pupil of violinist Ricardo Giannetti (for 15 years). He also played in masterclasses of Ruggiero Ricci and Leopold La Fosse, among others, and studied baroque violin with Manfred Kraemer, Michaela Comberti, Luis Otavio Santos.

Paulinyi studied composition with Oiliam Lanna (for 5 years), Oscar Edelstein, and participated in short courses with Harry Crowl and Bochman.

He met many teachers at International Festivals and masterclasses in Juiz de Fora, Brasília e Curitiba, as well as in England (Dartington, Aberystwith) and Sweden (Stockholm).


All his main CDs are available through his website.[3]

Other recordings[edit]

  • DVD 2006 by Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro with SESC-Brasília, (opera arias).
  • CD of Orquestra Barroca do Festival de Juiz de Fora 2005, which received the Diapason d'Or prize.
  • DVD and CD of Orquestra Barroca do Festival de Juiz de Fora 2004.
  • 3 CDs of Juiz de Fora Festival Orchestra 1994-1996.


  • 2005 - composition "Anedota" for flute selected for the XVI Brazilian Bienal of Contemporary Music, promoted by FUNARTE.
  • 2002 - Winner of Goiânia National Competition for Young Players (UFG).
  • 1998 - Pró-Musica 1998 Trophy by Press Critics: "outstanding player" of Minas Gerais State.

Main Compositions[edit]

All published: scores and parts fully available with the author through his web site.[3]


  • Violin/viola: Entre Serras e Cerrado (1995), Flausiniana (1996), Hino Nacional Brasileiro (1999), Abstrato (2003), Acalanto n. 1 (2003)
  • Viola-pomposa (5-stringed): Toada (2006), Oblação (2007).
  • Flute: Anedota (2004) – Selected for the Bienal in Rio de Janeiro in 2005.
  • Baroque organ: Arioso e Fuga (1999), Oração (2005)
  • Piano: Poslúdio (2006), Biduo d'ouro (2006).


  • Violin (viola) & piano: Minimarcha (1996) – for students.
  • Violin and clarinet: Acalanto n. 2 (2003)
  • Clarinet and basson: Brincadeira de Roda (2005)
  • 2 violins (or violas): Sonatina (2001), Hipnose (2002), recorded by Duo Magyar in 2002, Hino Nacional Brasileiro (arr. - 2002), Hino Nacional Húngaro (arr. – 2002)
  • Biduo d'ouro: 2 short duos for all instrumental combination (2006).
  • Viola and bassoon: Ofertório (2007), Pluma (2007), Sonhos Sonoros (2008).
  • 2 violins, clarinet, reader and images: Via Sacra, cenas 11 & 12 (2004), n. 7 & 10 (2005), n. 1, 2 & 8 (2006)
  • Voice: Canção da Esperança (1999), Psalms 22, 107, 78, 146, Acalanto n. 3 (2003), Salmo 51 (2005), for soprano and violin; Bodas de Caná, for 2 violins, clarinet and tenor (2002).
  • Trios: Trio-Choro (2008).
  • Quartets (oboe and strings): Teu Desprezo (2001), Pimenta nos Cuscuz (arr. - 2001), Descendo a Serra (arr. - 2002), Capoeira (2002)
  • String quartet: Gesto (2008)
  • Quintet (flute and strings): Kaleidoscope n.1 (2004)


  • SATB: Psalm 150 (2002), A Casa (2004)


  • Strings: Ipê sorrindo (2006); Três ponteios from Guarnieri (arr. – 1997); Five Love Songs from Guarnieri (arr. - 2007)
  • Chamber orchestra: Parita Nupcial (2006)
  • Fuller: Gavotte de Oiliam Lanna (arr. – 2006), Kaleidoscope n.2, n.3, n. 4 (2004)


  1. ^ Macêdo, Clinaura (2006)
  2. ^ http://spes.Paulinyi.com SPES
  3. ^ a b http://www.Paulinyi.com


  • Macêdo, Clinaura (2006), Histórias de uma orquestra em cordel (1 ed.), Brasília: Author, ISBN 85-906461-0-6 
  • Paulinyi, Z. (April 1998), "Sobre o objetivo das artes", Revista Palavra, AFEMIL, Ano, 7 (n.2) 
  • Paulinyi, Z. (Summer 1997), "Simple-logger (Macintosh software)", CD-ROM HyperLib Disc 1, ASCII Super Pack for Mac 1000, Japan 

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