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Dinyés Soma - fotó Badinszky-Tolvaj Annus

He was born in 1975, studied music in Budapest and received his degree in 1999 at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music at the Faculty of Choir Conducting. It was during the same years that he also pursued studies in cemballo under Zsuzsa Pertis. He earned his DLA, summa cum laude, in music theory in 2012, he did research into the works of cantor-composers of the Thomas Church in Leipzig in the period before J.S. Bach. He has taught solfege, music theory at the Bartók Secondary School of Music since 1999, and since 2010 he has been in charge of the chamber orchestra of the school. Since 2001 he has been a guest teacher of early music courses. In 2002-2003 with his own ensemble (Ars Longa Choir and Chamber Orchestra) he performed the first set of Leipzig cantatas by J.S. Bach (54 cantatas) in Budapest, on a weekly basis, following the chronology of composition. Since a Monteverdi opera project in 2005, he has regularly performed in the Baroque productions of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He regularly plays the organ or cemballo continuo in several chamber orchestras, ensembles, such as in the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the Musica Profana, Aura Musicale. One of his regular partners in chamber music is Barnabás Kelemen, their joint repertory predominantly includes the compositions of J.S. Bach. Since 2007 he has been a member of Solamente Naturali Bratislava, a chamber orchestra playing historical instruments that makes regular tours in Europe.