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Born in 1958, in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary. Got his diploma on the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in ’82. From 1980 to 1992 he was the member of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, then he became the member of the trombone section of the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 1992 until 2009. He worked regularly in Luxemburg, with the European Soloists Ochestra, and for 20 years he was part of the austro-hungarian band, Pro Brass. Founding member of the Budapest Ragtime Band. Sándor Balogh pursues a wide-ranging activity also as a composer. He orchestrates and arranges a lot of compositions of lighter music to different instrumental groups, ranging from contemporary pop-rock transcription for string quartet to symphony orchestra. He contributed on some hundred records as a musician, writer or conductor. His most recent album is with the Brass Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting his own compositions. From 2010, he is the chamber music teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Awards: Bartók-Pásztory-award, Emerton award. Prizes on international composer competitions: 1995 Monte Carlo – Grand Prix, 1997 Brno – II. place, 2001 Shanghai – III. place