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List of notable or famous conductors from Hungary, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Hungary and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Hungary. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Hungarian conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from Hungary is included when available.

List ranges from Eugene Ormandy to George Szell and more.

This historic conductors from Hungary list can help answer the questions "Who are some Hungarian conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from Hungary?" These prominent conductors of Hungary may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Hungarian conductors.

Use this list of renowned Hungarian conductors to discover some new conductors that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (29 items)
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Arthur Nikisch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Conductors from Hungary
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Arthur Nikisch was a Hungarian conductor who performed internationally, holding posts in Boston, London and—most importantly—Berlin. He was considered an outstanding interpreter of the music of Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Liszt. Johannes Brahms praised Nikisch's performance of his Fourth Symphony as "quite exemplary, it's impossible to hear it any better." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1855-1922)

Birthplace: Győr-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary

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Carl von Garaguly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Conductors from Hungary
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Carl von Garaguly, also known as Carl Garaguly, was a Hungarian violinist and conductor who spent much of his working life in Scandinavia. He was born in Budapest, and worked many years in Göteborg and Stockholm, Sweden, both as violinist and as a conductor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1900-1984)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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Charles Bruck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Conductors from Hungary
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Charles Bruck was a Hungarian-French conductor. Bruck was born in Temesvár, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire, since 1920 Timişoara, since 1920 in Romania. He left Romania in 1928 for a year of studies in Vienna, then travelled on to Paris. There he studied with Alfred Cortot, Nadia Boulanger and Vlado Perlemuter at the Ecole Normale de Musique. In 1934 he began studies with French conductor Pierre Monteux, following him to San Francisco where Bruck served as Monteux's assistant. After the Second World War, Bruck assumed chief conductor positions with the Orchestra of the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)

Birthplace: Romania

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Ernő Dohnányi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Conductors from Hungary
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Ernő Dohnányi was a Hungarian conductor, composer and pianist. He used a German form of his name, Ernst von Dohnányi, on most of his published compositions. The "von" implies nobility, and, according to the biography by his third wife, his family was ennobled in 1697 and given a "seal," which she describes in some detail. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1877-1960)

Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia

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