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Budapest Festival Orchestra

Soma Dinyés

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Soma Dinyés was born in 1975. He studied music in Budapest and graduated as a choral conductor from the Liszt Academy in 1999. In those years, he also studied the harpsichord under Zsuzsa Pertis. In 2012 he received his DLA in music theory summa cum laude. He has been teaching solfège at the Bartók Conservatory since 1999, and he became the director of the school’s chamber orchestra in 2010. He was first invited to teach early music courses in 2001. In 2002-03, he and his ensemble (Ars Longa Choir & Chamber Orchestra) performed all 54 of the cantatas that J. S. Bach wrote during his first year in Leipzig; the performances took place weekly in Budapest, in chronological order of the cantatas’ composition. Since being part of a Monteverdi opera project in 2005, he has been a regular performer with the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s baroque ensemble. He regularly plays organ or harpsichord continuo in several Budapest chamber orchestras and ensembles, such as the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Musica Profana ensemble and Aura Musicale. One of his chamber music partners is Barnabás Kelemen, with whom he primarily plays works by J. S. Bach. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Solamente Naturali Bratislava baroque ensemble, playing period instruments and regularly touring Europe with them.

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