Famous Conductors from Hungary

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.

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  • Ádám Fischer
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    Ádám Fischer (born 9 September 1949 in Budapest) is a Hungarian conductor. He is the general music director of the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, chief conductor of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, and chief conductor of the Düsseldorf Symphony.
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
  • Antal Doráti
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    Antal Doráti (UK: , US: , Hungarian: [ˈɒntɒl ˈdoraːti]; 9 April 1906 – 13 November 1988) was a Hungarian-born conductor and composer who became a naturalized American citizen in 1943.
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1906-1988)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
  • Anton Seidl
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    Anton Seidl (7 May 1850 – 28 March 1898) was a famous Hungarian Wagner conductor, best known for his association with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and the New York Philharmonic.
    • Age: Dec. at 47 (1850-1898)
    • Birthplace: Pest, Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
  • Árpád Joó (8 June 1948 – 4 July 2014) was a Hungarian-American conductor and concert pianist.
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1948-2014)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arthur Nikisch
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    Arthur Nikisch (12 October 1855 – 23 January 1922) was a Hungarian conductor who performed internationally, holding posts in Boston, London, Leipzig 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."
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1855-1922)
    • Birthplace: Győr-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary
  • Carl von Garaguly
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    Carl von Garaguly (28 December 1900 – 4 October 1984), 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 Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden, both as violinist and as a conductor.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1900-1984)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary