Musical B i o g r a p h y
Norbert Nemeth is a Hungarian composer and researcher medical doctor (M.D. Ph.D., D.Sc.), university full professor. He was born in Budapest (1975), grew up in Ercsi, lives in Debrecen, Hungary.
The founder of the Medical Students’ Chamber Choir at the University of Debrecen Medical School, Hungary. He is a member of the Hungarian Society of Religious Music, International Kodály Society, Classical Composers Department of ARTISJUS Society (Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Authors' Rights), founder and co-leader of the A&S Music Industry of the 21st Century Hungarian Music, between 2004 and 2012 Vice-President of the Con Spirito Musical Art Association.
He started to write music at the age of twelve and he has been composing ever since, as a prolific composer. Learned composing music initially by autodidactic way and later by private studies from Zoltan Kovats (F. Liszt College of Music, Debrecen, Hungary) and from Prof. Ivan Madarasz (F. Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary).
His music comprises piano and organ pieces, solo instrumental pieces, works written for chamber, string and symphonic orchestra, choral works, requiem, Te Deum mass and opera.
His compositions were presented on several occasions at ceremonial concerts, at festivals, at charity, recital, church and orchestral concerts: in Ercsi, in Hatvan, in Debrecen (St. Anne's Church, ’Csonka’ Church, University of Debrecen, Liszt Ferenc Conservatory of Debrecen, Csokonai Theatre), in the Cathedral of Eger, in Budapest (Matthias Church, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Club Ratkai, Nador Hall, Bartok Museum - Memorial House, Palace of Arts) Miskolc National Theater in Hungary, in Sydney, Australia, in Beijing, China (Jintai Art Museum, Forbidden City Concert Hall), in Kiev, Ukraine (House of the Union of Ukrainian Composers); in Berlin, Germany (St. Lukaskirche), in Castrovillari (Teatro Sybaris), in Cittanova (Polo Solidale) and in Lucca (Auditorium degli Angeli Custodi), Italy.
Pro Universitate Juventutis of the Debrecen University Medical School (Debrecen, Hungary), 1998
Cultural Award of Ercsi (Hungary), 2001
Honorary Freeman of Ercsi (Hungary), 2010
Fellowship Award of the Foundation for Culture of Debrecen (Debrecen, Hungary), 2013
Csokonai Award of Debrecen, 2014
Composer competition prizes and awards
First Prize ex aequo at the 'Key to the Future' International Composer Competetion with his opera Mendacious romance
(Hazug románc / Romanza mendace) at Bartók Plus Opera Festival, Miskolc, Hungary, 2013
Boston Metro Opera (USA) Mainstage Award of the 2013 International Composer Competition (opera Mendacious romance
Hazug románc / Romanza mendace)
Second Prize of the 12th International Composer Competition at the 57th International Choral Art Festival 2014 in Jihlava,
Czech Republic, with the a capella choral piece Psalmus XCI