László Dubrovay – Acoustics, music theory and composer master course

International Bartók Seminar; 12-21 July – Szombathely

Arrival: 12 July
Departure: 22 July

Course leader:
László Dubrovay

Languages: English, German, Hungarian

dubrovayLászló Dubrovay composer awarded with the Kossuth- and the Artist of the Nation Prizes, professor emeritus at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Dubrovay studied composition at the Liszt Academy of Music, graduating in 1966 with distinction. 1966-71 he was tutoring at the University of Theatre and Film Arts (Budapest) under the guidance of Kálmán Nádasdy, in 1971-72 he was the répétiteur of the Staatsoper Hamburg. Dubrovay continued his studies on a DAAD scholarship in West Germany (1972-74): he took courses in composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen and in electronic music with Hans-Ulrich Rumpert. In 1975, he was commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, to realise the electronic composition Sóhaj (Sigh) in the electronic studios of WDR. Between 1976 – 2011, he taught music theory at the Liszt Academy of Music. In 1994 he became member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts where he served as committee member of until 2017. His organ composition Délivrance in 1973 at Szczecin, Poland won first prize, Succession for orchestra received second prize in 1974 in Trieste. Also received prize in 1992 at the Ars electronic in Linz and won first prize in 1997 in Budapest for his electroacoustic composition. In 1985 was invited to West-Berlin on the DAAD Künstlerprogram scholarship. He realised electronic and computer music productions in the major studios of Europe. He delivered lectures in German and English all over the world, including Iceland, South-Korea and the US.

Prizes and awards:
Erkel Prize (1985); Bartók-Pásztory Award (1996); Hungarian Radio Critics’ Award (1987); Artist of Merit of the Hungarian People’s Republic (1998); Hungarian Arts Award (2001); Artisjus Prize (2006); Kossuth Prize(2013); Artist of the Nation (2014)

Themes of the course

  • „Changes in musical language, progression in the overtone-system”
    (Syntax and components of musical language)
    The physical principles of the harmonic system in relation to overtones, next steps forward
  • New methods of instrumental techniques (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion)
  • Electronic and computer music
  • Interpreting Bartók’s compositions (Microcosmos, Sonata)

During the course, beside the covering of the mentioned themes, the participants applied as composer will have the opportunity to consult with the course leader and the other participants about their own compositions.

Together with your application form please send us the following documents:

  • Curriculum
  • Degree in higher education (optional)
  • Proof of payment of the application fee

Course fee

Active course fee for non-Hungarian citizens: 150 EUR
Active course fee for composers: 250 EUR

Further discount


Deadline of application

Early bird application: 15th March 2019.
Deadline for application: 15th April 2019.


You may send your application to the e-mail address of bartokfesztival@filharmonia.hu or the postal address of Filharmonia Hungary Nonprofit Ltd. (H-7626 Pécs, Felsővámház utca 52.) All applications must be received or postmarked no later than 15th April 2019. The list of documents to be submitted with the application can be found under the relevant course descriptions.

The courses will start only if the number of active participants reaches a minimum of 6.
The course leaders reserve their rights for a pre-selection between the active applicants based on the materials they sent, the results will be announced until the 30th April 2019.
The active course fee includes free enty to the chosen course, lecture, concerts with advance registration and other events of the festival. The course fee needs to be payed in cash or credit card on the spot, reduced by the 50 EUR deposit.

Application fee (deposit)

Amount of deposit: 50 EUR

To confirm your intention to participate, together with the application please bank transfer 50 EUR as a part of the general participation no later than 15th April 2019.

Name of bank : Dél-Takarék
Account owner: Filharmónia Magyarország NKft.
Address of branch: H-7622 Pécs, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 7
IBAN: HU98 5080 0111 1533 4943 0000 0000

Please send us together with your application form the proof of your payment!
Application fee is non-refundable in case of applicant cancels the application.
If your application is not accepted, refund will be processed.



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