Miklos Erdelyi Edit Profile
Music Academy, of Budapest under Janos Ferencsik.
in Japan since 1987; Prill. Guest Conductor Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra 1991; toured with Bamberg Symphony Orchestra to Festivals of Ascona, Montreux, Besan?on and Ludwigsburg 1976, 1978; gave first performance of numerous Hungarian 20th-century works; has conducted everything from 17th-century opera (Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppaea) to contemporary oratorio (E. Petrovics: The Book of Jonah); KossuthHe began his career as a conductor in Budapest in 1950-51 as deputy leader of the Hungarian Radio Choir. From 1949 to 1951 he was the Budapest Harmonia Concert Orchestra conductor. In 1957 Erdélyi was appointed conductor of the state Operaház in Budapest and soon became highly respected as an opera conductor, later becoming manager of the opera, as well.
Works connected to his name include: András Mihály's Together and alone (1967) and György Ránki's The Tragedy of Man (1969). He also directed the Hungarian premier of Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea (1968). In 1969 Erdélyi recorded Prokofiev's War and Peace for Rome Radio, and from 1977-82 served as a regular guest conductor with the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In 1986 he worked with the Tokyo Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. Miklós Erdélyi's work was characterized by meticulous craftsmanship and musical lyricism and his recordings are widely available. He was recognized for professionalism, musicality, music history, and literary awareness, as well as the ability to conduct different styles of music.
During the Hungarian period of artistic repression, he was considered an important figure in alternative theater. He died in Budapest.
Married Katalin Miklos, July 28, 1952.
1949Music Academy Budapest , Student