Paul Marsovszky | conductor

The native German, who studied conducting at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, led the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera with great care, feeling and commitment.“ Online Merker

Paul Marsovszky is closely connected to the German- and Hungarian-speaking cultures. In the current season he makes his debut at Budapest Opera with Kenneth MacMillan’s unique ballet Mayerling, one of the three opening pieces after the opera house’s restoration. In concert the German-Hungarian conductor leads the MAV Symphony Orchestra at Budapest’s Újpest City Hall featuring works by Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Franz Lehár.

Shortly after graduating from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest and the University of Art in Berlin Marsovszky became assistant conductor of Ivan Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra, where he worked closely with artists like Sir András Schiff, Miah Persson, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Ilan Volkov.

The rising conductor is musically devoted to Richard Wagner. In fact he participated in Bernard Haitink’s masterclass and was awarded the Bayreuth-Scholarship by the Richard Wagner Foundation in 2018. Being a member of the Budapest Wagner Society Paul Marsovszky joined rehearsals and performances of the Ring-Cycle and other masterpieces by Wagner conducted by Adam Fischer within the Budapest Wagner Days, which gave him a deep insight in style and interpretation.

Marsovszky took part in several conducting competitions, such as the Deutscher Dirigentenpreis, Donatella Flick – LSO Conducting Competition, International Conducting Competition Rotterdam, Nicolai Malko International Conducting Competition and Maestro Solti International Conducting Competition Budapest and worked closely with the following orchestras: Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchester, Danish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam, Máv Symphony Orchestra, Festival Strings Lucerne and Concerto Budapest among others.

His clear conducting style, his ability, his acquired knowledge of orchestral and operatic works as well as his modest and friendly personality make him an interesting artist.

His Professors were András Ligeti and Ádám Medveczky.


G. F. Händel
Brockes Passion HWV 48 (excerpt) conducted
Theodora HWV 68 (excerpts) conducted

G. B. Pergolesi
Stabat Mater conducted

J. Haydn
Symphony No 86
Symphony No 87
Symphony No 88 – G-Dur conducted
Symphony No 90
Symphony No 98
Symphony No 103 „Drumroll“ conducted
Symphony No 104
Nelson-Mass (excerpts) conducted

W. A. Mozart
Mozart Divertimento in D K136 conducted
Piano Concerto KV 466 d-moll conducted
Piano Concerto c-moll
Piano Concerto KV 537 D-Dur „Krönungskonzert“ conducted
Clarinet Concerto KV 622 conducted
Violin Concerto KV 218 D-Dur conducted
Symphony KV 201 – A-Dur
Symphony KV 285 – „Haffner“ conducted
Symphony KV 425 – „Linzer“ conducted
Symphony KV 551 – „Jupiter“
Le nozze di Figaro
Cosi fan tutte
Don Giovanni
Entführung aus dem Serail

L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No 1 conducted
Symphony No 2
Symphony No 3 conducted
Symphony No 4 conducted
Symphony No 5
Symphony No 6 conducted
Symphony No 7 conducted
Symphony No 8
Egmont Overture conducted
Leonore 3 Ouverture
Violin Concerto
Piano concerto No 3
Piano Concerto No 4
Piano Concerto No 5

C. M. v. Weber
Der Freischütz

F. Schubert
Symphony No 5
Symphony No 7 „Unfinished“ conducted
Symphony No 8 „Great C major“

J. Brahms
Symphony No 1 conducted
Symphony No 2 conducted
Symphony No 3
Piano Concerto No 1 conducted
Piano Concerto No 2
Haydn Variations conducted
Tragische Ouvertüre

F. Mendelssohn
Hebriden – Overture conducted
Violin Concerto conducted

R. Schumann
Symphony No 3 „Rheinische“ conducted
Symphony No 4
Cello Concerto

F. Liszt
Les Préludes conducted
Piano Concerto No 1 Es-Dur
Die Ideale
„Mayerling“ (arr. J. Lanchberry) conducted

F. Chopin
Piano Concerto No 2 f-moll

G. Rossini
Barbiere di Siviglia – Overture
La danza – Tarantella conducted

G. Verdi
Nabucco – Overture
Forza del destino – Overture

R. Wagner
Der Fliegende Holländer – Ouverture conducted
Tristan und Isolde – Vorspiel und Liebestod conducted
Tannhäuser – Ouverture conducted
Meistersinger – Ouverture conducted
Siegfried – Idyll conducted

J. Offenbach
Les contes d’Hoffmann (Finale Akt Antonia)

E. Humperdinck
Hänsel und Gretel Ouverture conducted

M. Reger
Lyrical suite conducted

J. Strauss
Fledermaus – Ouverture conducted
Eine Nacht in Venedig – Ouverture conducted

F. v. Suppé
Bocaccio – Marsch conducted

E. Waldteufel
España – Waltzer conducted

M. d. Falla
Firedance conducted

P. I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 4
Symphony No 5
Symphony No 6 “Pathetique”
Violin Concerto conducted
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Rococo Variations
Serenade for Strings conducted

G. Mahler
Symphony No 4

A. Dvořák
Symphony No 7
Symphony No 8
Symphony No 9
Cello Concerto
Carnival Overture conducted
Czech suite conducted
Slavonic Dances

S. Rachmaninov
Symphony No 2 e-moll conducted

R. Strauss
Till Eulenspiegel conducted
Don Juan
Vier letzte Lieder conducted

C. Debussy
Prélude á l’après-midi d’un faune

M. Ravel
Le tombeau de Couperin

J. Sibelius
Violin Concerto (1st mov)

B. Bartók
Violin Concerto No 1
Violin Concerto No 2
Violin Rhapsody No 2 conducted
Dance Suite conducted
Hungarian Pictures conducted
Concerto for Orchestra conducted

E. Dohnányi
Symphonic Minutes

Z. Kodály
Háry János Suite
Dances from Galánta conducted
Peacock Variations

C. Nielsen
Symphony No 5
Maskerade Ouverture

S. Prokofiev
Sinfonia Concertante

D. Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No 1 c-moll
Cello Concerto No 1
Cello Concerto No 2 conducted

A. Webern
Konzert Op 24 conducted
6 Stücke für Orchester op 6 (1928)

A. Schönberg
Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene

I. Stravinsky
L’histoire du soldat conducted
Concerto in D
Symphony in three movements
Petrouchka 1947 conducted

W. Lutoslawski
Chain 1 conducted

P. Eötvös
Windsequenzen conducted

J. Bujtás
Piano Concerto No 2 conducted
New Piece for Orchestra (Premiere) conducted

S. Bussotti
Nascoto conducted

G. Capelli
Blu oltremare conducted

J. Macmillan

B. Byström
A Drama in the Air

A. Copeland
Clarinet Concerto conducted