Judit Varga
Instrument: piano
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Varga Judit

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 J´s Kräutergarten 2014
2 Dietro la musica - 5 Divertimenti 2013
3 Entitas - für 18 MusikerInnen und Zuspielung 2012 17m
4 "Your Beauty is Worth Nothing..." - film score 2012
5 "Das Pferd auf dem Balkon" - film score 2012
6 Portraits for Viola 2011 11m - 15m
7 Concerto Imaginario - für großes Orchester und Tonband 2011 13m
8 Sonatine - for piano 2010 6m
9 Collaborative Music Theater ]...obscene...off scene ...[ - by ikultur.com 2010 2h
10 Barcarole pour Frédéric et George 2010 5m
11 Forradalmi concerto - für Klavier, Ensemble und kleines Orchester 2009 11m
12 Hallgató-Pergetö - für 23 Solostreicher 2009 - 2010 14m
13 Le Temps retrouvé 2008 12m
14 Klavierquintett 2007 12m
15 Pavane - für Kontrabass Solo, Klavier, Pianino, Celesta, Harfe, Schlagzeug und E-Bass 2007 14m
16 Ewig, ewig 2006 18m
17 Strictly Ballroom IV 2006 9m
18 Strictly Ballroom V 2006 4m
19 Rabbit blog 2006 7m 30s
20 Mad(á)rigál 2005 3m 40s
21 Strictly Ballroom III 2005 7m 15s
22 Strictly Ballroom II 2005 6m
23 Strictly Ballroom I 2005 5m
24 Quasi 2005 5m
25 Prelúdium és korál 2005 3m
26 3 Skálagyakorlat 2005 5m
27 13 Lieder 2005 16m
28 II. zongoraverseny (Quasi una cadenza) 2004 - 2005 12m 30s
29 In memoriam J. V. 2004 10m 30s
30 Pavane 2004 7m
31 Dialog (2. Verzió) 2004 - 2005 12m
32 Dialog 2004 12m
33 The Life 2004 17m
34 Unausgesprochen 2004 1m 20s
35 Szônyeg 2003 4m
36 Kammerkonzert für Klarinette und Ensemble 2003 - 2004 14m 10s
37 Indigo 2003 7m 10s
38 Möbiusband 2003 6m 50s
39 HANT (2. verzió) 2003 8m 50s
40 HANT 2003 8m 50s
41 EAEP 2003 8m 45s
42 Üveg 2003 7m 20s
43 Kinai mese 2002 13m
44 Streichquartett II 2002 8m 30s
45 ~opra01~ 2002 8m
46 Schlaflied für Johanna 2001 4m 50s
47 Berceuse 2001 7m 10s
48 Auge 2001 7m
49 Passacaglia 2001 7m
50 Just in time 2001 8m 40s
51 Words 2001 11m
52 Harbach (3. verzió) 2000 8m 10s
53 Quartett 2000 11m
54 Musica imaginata 2000 4m 45s
55 Fanfárok 2000 1m 30s
56 Virág 1999 2m 30s
57 Harbach (2. verzió) 1999 8m 10s
58 Tenebrae 1999 6m 30s
59 Harbach 1998 7m 20s
60 Mégis 1998 5m
61 Bruggen 1997 - 1998 7m
62 I. zongoraverseny 1996 - 1997 13m
63 3 vázlat klarinétra 1995 2m 35s
64 Passion 1994 - 1995 31m 30s
65 Scherzo 1994 5m 40s
66 Guernica 1994 4m
67 Tétel zongorára 1994 4m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1979
Date of Birth:  12. January 1979
Place of Birth:  Györ, Hungary
Country of Birth: 
Nationality: 

 

Judit Varga was born in Hungary in 1979. She is First Prize winner of many international piano and music composition competitions, and she regularly gives concerts as a solo pianist and as a chamber musician in several countries of Europe. Her compositions have already been introduced at bigger festivals. She finished her studies in music composition with honours at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 2005. She is continuing her studies at University of Music in Vienna, majoring in piano, music composition, applied music and music for a motion picture.

 

In 2001 she was a "Composer-in-Residence" in the music composing forum of Einklang (Mittersill, Austria), and she won the Kodály-Zoltán music and composing scholarship of the Ministry of Education and Culture three times (2002, 2003 and 2006), and she was the winner of the Tokyo Foundation scholarship two times (2001 and 2004).

 

Judit Varga lives and works as a pianist and music composer in Vienna. In her wide piano repertory one can find contemporary and new compositions in addition to the most important pieces of classical music literature. As a composer she is primarily interested in setting short features to music and in theatre-music, as well as in stage-music with dramatic effects and in compositions written for multimedia events and festivals.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1987 - 1993

Liszt Ferenc Zenei Alapfokú Művészeti Iskola

1987 - 1993

Liszt Ferenc Zenei Alapfokú Művészeti Iskola

1993 - 1998

Béla Bartók Music secondary school

1993 - 1998

Béla Bartók Music secondary school: composition

1998 - 2004
1998 - 2004

composition

1999

ever since major

1999

ever since studies in composition

1999

ever since studies in applied music and film music

1999 - 2004

regular attendance at the Bartók Seminar with Kurtág György, Manuel Hidalgo, Martin Bresnik, Marco Stroppa, Michael Jarrell, Jonathan Harvey

2000 - 2001

participation in courses

2000 - 2001

participation in courses

2000 - 2003

ISMEAM (International Summer Meeting of Electroacustic Music)

2001

"Achantes", with Péter Eötvös, Zoltán Jeney, Florent Boffard, Pierre-Laurent Aimard

2002 - 2005

courses with Stephan Möller-Spaemann, Leonid Brumberg, Olga López, Carol Morgan, Otto Niederdorfer, Leonna Lewis

2004

"Neue Musik-Theater" course with Daniel Ott, in the context of the "Making New Waves" Festival Budapest

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1994

participant of "Music Garden", a festival for child prodegies

1994 - 2003

musician and composer of "KOMP" Budapest (a crossover workshop focusing on improvised music)

1995 - 1996

co-presenter of a music program for children at Duna Television Hungary

1999

ever since member of the music group "EAR" (Electro Acoustic Research) as a pianist, keyboardist and composer

1999 - 2002

participant of the festival "Musik ohne Grenzen im Herzen Europas" Bratislava-Vienna-Prague-Budapest

2001

teacher at the Richter Janos Conservatory (composition, scores, music theory, orchestration)

2003

ongoing accompanist at the Austrian Master Classes (vocals, strings and flute classes)

2008

accompanist for singing

2008

ever since director of the piano class at the Maria Regina Elementary School

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1990

First Prize at the János Richter Piano Competition in Györ

1991

First Prize at the János Richter Piano Competition in Györ

1992

First Prize at the János Richter Piano Competition in Györ

1992

First Prize with her first composition at the Hungarian's National Composition Competition for Children in Györ

1995

First Prize at the National Békés-Tarhos Competition, as well as the special contemporary music award and audience award

1998

First Prize at the composition competition, as well as a special prize for piano

1999

First Prize at the composition competition

1999

Soros-scholarship

2001

composer in residence

2001

scholarship

2002

First Prize at the composition competition

2002

Zoltán-Kodály-scholarship by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture

2003

First Prize at the composition competition, as well as First Prize for piano

2003

special prize for contemporary music

2003

Zoltán-Kodály-scholarship by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture

2003

50 minute portrait of Judit Varga's work in the ORF radio series "Neue Klänge"

2004

scholarship

2005

special prize at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition

2006

Zoltán-Kodály-scholarship by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture

2012

Visby International Centre for Composers, Schweden: Composer in Residence

2013

nominated for the Austrian Film Award in the category "Best Score"

2014

Austrian Film Award in the category "Best Score"

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2005: Petra Stump - Klarinetten Heinz Peter Linzhalb - Klarinetten (ein_klang records)
  • Wykydal-Haselböck-Huber-Graf-Varga-Gropp-Barth - The Next Generation (CD1)
  • 2002: Dimitrova-Furxer-Varga-Pawollek-Bolcsó-Szakács (ÖGZM)
  • 2001: Kompositionsabend - Zeitgenössische Werke von Kompositions-StudentInnen an der Universität für Musik Wien (ÖGZM)
  • 2001: Volksmusik (ein_klang records)