Posts By: Balint Karosi

Erkel Overture

Here is the recording of my “Erkel Overture” for the Hungarian State Opera House. Video made and edited by Gianluca Verlingieri

“Azaan” an Islamic Prayer for Organ

Commissioned by concert organist Katelyn Emerson in 2016, I decided to compose my latest organ piece on an Islamic theme. I am contemplating the possibility to expanding into an “Islamic Suite” for organ. “Azaan” is the Islamic call to prayer, sung five times a day to remind Muslims of the obligatory prayers each day. I was drawn… Read more »

Spectrum Symphony gives US premiere of Triple Concerto

Spectrum Symphony of New York gives NYC premiere of my Triple Concerto for Harp, Cimbalom and Guitar Friday, March 10th, 2017, 7:30 pm Saint Peter’s Church 619 Lexington Ave, New York, New York. Freewill offering! More Info Heart of Hungary Bálint Karosi: Concerto for Harp, Guitar, Cimbalom, and Orchestra (2016) Mélanie Genin, Harp Nilko Guarin… Read more »

Bridging the Gap II Jan. 22, National Sawdust

Featuring composers from the Yale School of Music: Martin Bresnick, Michael Gilberston, Balint Karosi, and Aaron Jay Kernis Michael Gilbertson: Low Hanging Fruit Jesse McCandless, clarinet; Manaka Matsumoto, violin; Pall Kalmansson, cello; Liliya Ugay, piano Michael Gilbertson: Nocturne Jiji Kim, guitar; Leo Sussman, flute Aaron Jay Kernis: Ballad Jenny Kwak, cello; Aaron Jay Kernis, piano… Read more »

Appointment as Composition Teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall

I am privileged to have been appointed as a composition teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut as of October 1st, 2016. The school has a thriving music program, with individual instrumental lessons, music history and theory class instructions, two choruses and a symphony orchestra that toured and concertized at prestigious venus such as Carnegie… Read more »

Concerto No. 2 for Organ, Percussion and Strings

My second concerto for organ, percussion and strings (2016) was commissioned by my former organ teacher, János Pálúr for the inaugural concert of his re-built organ at the Fasor Reformed Church in Budapest. The 18-minutes long concerto has a through-composed, tripartite form with three “mildly” contrasting sections. The main idea was to try to blend the percussion instruments with the organ as… Read more »

“Concordia Symphony” for Symphonic Wind Orchestra

I just completed “Concordia Symphony” for Symphonic Wind ensemble and Organ, for the Concordia Wind Symphony in Chicago, led by Dr. Richard Fisher for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The symphony has the classical four movement structure, eat movement based on a Lutheran Chorale. The premier will take place in March 2017, and the piece will go… Read more »

Commission for the Hungarian State Opera House

I am honored to have been asked by the Hungarian State Opera House to write a Festival Overture for their 2017 New Year Opening Gala Concert. The National Philharmonic Society’s Orchestra is conducted by Pinchas Steinberg. January 1, 2017 Hungarian State Opera House at 7 :30 p.m.

Cegled

Karosi Bálint múlt vasárnapi koncertjéről mondták. “Minden egyes alkalommal hálás vagyok a lehetőségért, hogy ilyen zenei élményben lehet részem! Köszönöm” “a tegnapi orgona koncert…egyszerűen zseniális művész Karosi Bálint, imádtam,….bár a többi orgona művészt is imádom, mindenkinek meg van a stílusa, egyénisége, mindegyikük…hm, valahogy más oldalról közelítik meg a műveket, ezért is elgondolkodtató az orgonazene…. csak… Read more »

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 the first concert of the… 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, music and social ministries in… Read more »

Boston Choral Ensemble Premieres “The Song of Wandering Aengus”

My choral work “The Song of Wandering Aengus” was commissioned by Andrew Shenton for the Boston Choral Ensemble in 2014. It is based on a poem by William Butler Yaets of the same name. Here is the recording of the premiere performance on June 6, 2015 at the First Church in Cambridge.

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 Robert Mealy, one of the… 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 játszottak.FULL ARTICLEHorváth Balázs és a… 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. Fiatalos lendületük és végtelen fantáziájuk… 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 a.m. If you missed it,… Read more »