…is a multi-award winning Hungarian born music composer active in various genre fields. With an academic background from Budapest & Vienna he has been working, for 15+ years, full time as a composer specialized in genre-blending, hybrid styles. His applied music production company is operating inside the renowned building of Pannonia Studios, Budapest. He is a member of the European Film Academy. He has recently created music for the HBO docu-drama “ULTRA”, for AMC Networks’ channel „JIMJAM”, for the TV series „VIRTUÓZOK”, and for the animated movies “The Grickles” (KUFLIK) I & II. He is the in-house composer and sound designer of Kedd Animation Studio lead by Oscar-nominated Géza M. Tóth. Besides creating soundtracks to movies, commercials and theatre shows he composes concert pieces for symphonic orchestras, jazz/pop and electronic bands.
…he has scored the music of several feature films, animation shorts, commercials and theatre shows. He has created the sound logos of the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall (Palace of Arts) in Budapest, as well as sets of jingles for international radio and TV channels. He is the in-house composer and sound designer of Kedd Animation Studio lead by Oscar-nominated Géza M. Tóth. In recent years Alpár’s music has been commissioned by Hungarian and international partners such as HBO Europe, Vodafone, Philips, General Electric, ORIBEL Singapore, ORF Radio Austria, MOME University. The multi-award winning film Paper World featuring Alpár’s music has received nearly 10 million views on National Geographic’s website.
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…he regularly plays Hungarian and international concert venues with his Fugato Orchestra, a 13-piece fusion chamber ensemble which he founded and composes music for.
…he conducts music workshops, film scoring courses and teaches private lessons. He has developed inspiring and interactive training programs for diverse target groups including filmmakers, composers, corporate teams, and children. His workshop program for emerging directors, focusing on topics like “musical character development” is regularly invited to universities, film festivals and events, and is designed to help filmmakers create musical and sonic concepts in a more conscious way, to better help storytelling with audio.
As a musical program advisor he helps the organisation of the Hungarian TED Conferences, the TEDx Danubia.
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2016 International Soundtracks Competition (finalist)
2015, 2016 Zoltán Kodály State Grant for Composers
2011 Klassz Talents Award
2009 Berlinale Talent Campus Film music scholarship
2007 Palace of Arts Budapest Sound Logo Contest 1st Prize
2007 International Live Award – Hungarian winner, International 9th place with Fugato Orchestra
2006, 2007, 2009 Budapest Fringe Festival – Audience Prize
2002 Béla Bartók improvisation contest 2nd Prize
News, concerts, upcoming projects
In collaboration with the media composers collective Sound Tailors Hungary we have just finished composing and producing the complete set of jingles and background tracks for the globally broadcast Jim Jam TV channel, owned by AMC Networks International. The Sound Tailors team founded in 2017 consists of young successful composers with a vast experience writing...
I composed and produced the official anthem for the Asian Boxing Confederation. Since the summer of 2018 the music has been used at galas of numerous large sports events around the world, as well as in online videos of the ASBC. The music commissioned for this project mixes elements of modern symphonic film music, electronic...
My hardcover book about strategies and techniques of genre mixing has been published by the German SVH-Verlag. Order your printed copy from here, or download the Pdf version. Analyses of chosen works from Gentle Giant, Liquid Tension Experiment, Kutiman, and of popular adaptations of Vivaldi´s “Four Seasons” help illuminate characteristics of different sub-categories of...
I am proud to be among the finalists of the Film Music 2016 – International Soundtracks Competition organized by the Italian Associazione Ravel. http://soundtrackscompetition.weebly.com/
I successfully defended my PhD dissertation written at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In the theses titled “Crossing Over” I studied correspondences between composers’ communication strategies and composition methods in pop/classical genre-crossing works. What do genre-mixing composers intend to communicate when quoting elements of musical cultures with associations to extra-musical meanings like...
7 funny characters (the “KUFLIs”) from András Dániel’s successful children’s book come to life in the new series “Egy kupac kufli” by Kedd Animation Studio. Music and sound design by Balázs Alpár. Main Title Song (feat. Peter Scherer): …another piece from the soundtrack: We recorded and designed special sounds for each of...