Krisztián Balassa

Krisztián Balassa

Conductor

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2015H.C. Andersen: The story of a mother (Egy anya története)Conductor
2014Alan Menken: Beauty and the BeastConductor
2014God's Money - (Isten pénze - Christmas carol)Conductor
2014miss saigonConductor
2014Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns (The land of smiles)Conductor
2014Dubrovay: The RansomConductor
2014Vidovszky: Narcissus and EchoConductor
2013Gone with the windConductor
2013Dave Stewart: GhostConductor
2013Russian eveningConductor
2012ElisabethConductor
2012Szörényi-Bródy: With you my Lord!Conductor
2012Puccini: La BohèmeConductor
2011Dessau: The Caucasian Chalk CircleConductor
2010Fall: Madame PompadourConductor
2010Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinConductor
2010Lévay: RebeccaConductor
2009Lévay: Mozart!Conductor
2009Kocsák: AbigailConductor
2008Presgurvic: Roméo et JulietteConductor

Bio

Krisztián Balassa graduated from the class of composition of Szent István Király Conservatory of Music before he got his degree in choral and orchestral conducting at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, as a student of Tamás Gál and András Ligeti, respectively. Already at a young age, he was interested in drama and music theatre; he performed as an actor and singer at the National Theatre and at the Hungarian State Opera. Between 2002 and 2004 Balassa was a professor of the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. Since 2006 he has contributed to the programs of the Budapest Operetta Theatre as an orchestral pianist, from 2008 to 2016 he worked for the Operetta as a conductor and accompanist. 
The 1. Lévay Szilveszter International Musical Singing Competition was held under his supervision and he was among the winners of the Kálmán Imre International Conducting Competition where he was additionally awarded with the MTVA Special Award. As music director and conductor, Krisztián Balassa contributed to numerous excellent recordings. He has conducted at gala concerts in Hungary and abroad on a regular basis and with The Beauty and the Beast he has making tours throughout German speaking countries (Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Baden-Baden, Mannheim, Zürich, Düsseldorf, Basel, Stuttgart, Niedernhausen, Berlin).
In addition to the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, he conducted great Hungarian ensembles such as the Concerto Budapest, the Szeged Symphony Orchestra, the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra and the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2016 Balassa has filled the conductor’s position at the Stage Entertainment GMBH in Germany where he made his debut with the Tanz der Vampire (Dance of Vampires) musical by Jim Steinman.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
H.C. Andersen: The story of a mother (Egy anya története) Immediately Budapest Operetta Theatre 2015
Alan Menken: Beauty and the Beast Immediately Budapest Operetta Theatre 2014
God's Money - (Isten pénze - Christmas carol) Immediately Budapest Operetta Theatre 2014
miss saigon Immediately Budapest Operetta Theatre 2014
Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns (The land of smiles) Immediately Budapest Operetta Theatre 2014

Awards

Emmerich Kalman International Conducting Competition
2018
MTVA SPECIAL AWARD
2018