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Famous Conductors from Hungary

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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. {#nodes}
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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. ...  more
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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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....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1906-1988)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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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....  more
    • 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....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1948-2014)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary