Two Hungarian Premieres by UMZE

November 23, Budapest Music Center PROGRAM: Pierre Boulez: Dérive 1 Bálint Karosi: Ciaccona (Hungarian première) Bálint Karosi: Sanguine (Hungarian première) Claude Debussy: Brouillards - (Préludes II/1) András Hamary: Brouillards - Three movements to the Prelude of Claude Debussy (Hungarian première) András Hamary: Hommage à Janáček (Hungarian première) Leos Janáček: Capriccio for Piano (for left hand) and Wind Instruments   FEATURING: Péter Kiss - piano UMZE Chamber Ensemble Conducted by Gergely Vajda   On ...Read More

Appointment at St. Peter’s Lutheran in NYC

I am pleased to announce my appointment as the new Cantor at Saint Peter's Church in New York City. I am humbled by the committee's decision to select me as their new Cantor, at the same time I am very excited to work in such a welcoming, dedicated Lutheran congregation to art, ...Read More

Antico Moderno focuses on fresh sounds for period instruments- The Boston Globe

The ensemble plays historical instruments associated with early-music orchestras.By David Weininger GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  MAY 15, 2015FULL ARTICLEJacques Wood’s eureka moment came when he was a graduate student at Yale. Having completed the academic portion of his doctoral studies in cello performance, Wood in 2010 began an immersion in early music practice with ...Read More

Vive La Liberté – review of my Triple Concerto (Hungarian)

Várjatok egy kicsit… hol is kezdjem… Tudjátok, nehéz általánosan beszélni olyan hangversenyről, amely zenei stílusát tekintve más és más és teljesen más darabokból áll össze. Talán nem is szükséges; mondjuk azt, hogy április 28-án este három koncerten voltam a Zeneakadémián, amelyeken végig a Musiciens Libres és az Anima Musicae együttesek ...Read More

Karosi Bálint és Laczkó Bálint új művei és de Falla-átiratokat mutat be a formabontó formáció április 28-án a Zeneakadémián.

Miként nevük is jelzi, Musiciens Libres tagjai a zenei szabadság letéteményesei. Hisznek abban, hogy nincsenek falak a különböző stílusok között, hogy a klasszikus, a kortárs, a jazz, vagy a népzene egyaránt maradandó értéket képvisel. A kilenctagú zenekar hazánk talán legmodernebb, legformabontóbb együttese, ami mindig valami meglepőt, valami egészen különlegeset nyújt. ...Read More

Featured composition: Existentia

Listen to the live recording of my work for chamber orchestra Existentia in memory Sándor Weöres. Recorded live at Jordan Hall on January 24, 2015. Boston Modern Orchestra Project, conducted by Gill Rose. A studio recording will be released soon by Hungaroton. Existentia

Clavierubung III CD on WGBH’s Bach Hour

My Hungaroton CD, a collaboration of Canto Armonico and First Lutheran Church of Bostoni, got a spot on radio station WCRB past Sunday. “BALINT KAROSI AND THE CLAVIERÜBUNG III” is the title of Sunday morning’s “The Bach Hour” on WGBH affiliate WCRB. The show aired on March 1 at 6 ...Read More

Rock-solid But Not Maniacal

JANUARY 26, 2015Rock-solid But Not Maniacalby Vance R. KovenBalint KarosiThough the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s “Magyar Madness” certainly delivered on the first word by presenting four works of Hungarian or Hungarian-descended composers including two premieres at Jordan Hall on Friday, we’ll give BMOP a pass on “Madness,” as the alliterative sobriquet ...Read More

Boston Globe Praises BMOP’s Magyar Madness

FROM BMOP, NEW MUSIC WITH A HUNGARIAN ACCENTFULL ARTICLEBy Jeremy EichlerGlobe Staff  January 26, 2015Hungarian music, Liszt once wrote, “is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.” Saturday’sambitious “Magyar Madness” program, presented by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, had representatives of both. It also had two alluring ...Read More

Existentia premiered by BMOP on January 24

My orchestra piece "Existentia" is premiered by BMOP in Jordan Hall on January 24. To purchase tickets go to the BMOP webpage.Existentia is a symphonic poem in three movements, inspired by three short poems by Sándor Weöres. I attempt to reflect the qualities I most appreciate in his works: rhythm, ...Read More

Clavierübung III Recording in the Hungarian press

My new CD recording of the Clavierübung III, released by Hungaroton, Spring 2014, has  been critically acclaimed by Hungarian CD critics  on Nov. 9, 2014, on the Bartok Radio's Kritius Fullel. It has also been praised by  Hungary's Gramafon Magazine:" [Balint Karosi] plays with self-understood naturalness, without trying to emphasize a sacred ...Read More

Triple Concerto

I have started working on a triple concerto for an unusual combination of instruments: the Hungarian cimbalom, guitar and harp for Musiciens Libres, a new  Hungarian chamber ensemble. The premier is scheduled for April, 2015 at the Liszt Concert Center in Budapest.

Check out Lines of a Page

a cantata performed by the Norfolk Festival Chorus and orchestra, soprano soloist Molly Netter, conducted by Simon Carrington.Lines of a Page

Magyar Madness with BMOP

I am finishing my orchestral piece for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project for a concert on January 24, 2015 at Jordan Hall.

AAAL 2014 Award

Happy to announce that I am one of the sixteen composers, who received one of the American Academy of Arts and Letters annual awards. The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the sixteen recipients of this year’s awards in music, which total $175,000.Arts and Letters Awards in MusicKati ...Read More

The Final Wait

I have started working a funeral cantata for solo alto and strings, for which I have commissioned a poet from the Yale Divinity School (Audrey Fernandez-Fraser) to write the text. I am really excited to set her beautiful text to music for the Yale Baroque Ensemble, with the help and ...Read More


My new orchestra piece is now available for listening!Dancescapes is a set of four dances four symphony orchestra. It is my attempt to compose music that is a mixture of the great 20th-century American orchestral tradition and my Hungarian roots, owing much to folk music and the music of Bartók. ...Read More