Bartók World Competition

Tibor Tallián (H)

The music historian, winner of the Erkel Ferenc Prize, is one of the most eminent researchers of the life and music of Béla Bartók, the history of 19-20th century Hungarian music and institutions of music, as well as the history of international and Hungarian opera and songs. He first became involved with studying the career of Béla Bartók more than 40 years ago. His first major work was a Bartók biography published in 1981 on the centenary of the birth of the composer; this volume was republished in an extended and reedited form in 2016. Tibor Tallián is professor emeritus of the Liszt Academy, a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, researcher of the Institute of Musicology of the Humanities Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, of which Institute he has been director for many years. His work has been acknowledged on many occasions, most recently with the Academy Prize in 2016 and the Széchenyi Prize in 2017.