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FERENCSIK Janos (F-14)

18/01/1907, Budapest, Austro-Hungary Empire — 12/06/1984, same place

Hungarian conductor. He was educated at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where, in particular, he studied composition under the guidance of Laszlo Lajtha. He began his career as a conductor in 1927 as an assistant at the Budapest State Opera. He worked with such outstanding conductors as Bruno Walter and Wilhelm Furtwengler, in the early 1930s he was an assistant to Arturo Toscanini when working at the Bayreuth Festival, which influenced the creative style of Ferenczyk himself. After the end of World War II, Ferenczyk headed the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1945-1952, and at the same time was the chief guest conductor of the Vienna State Opera in 1948-1950. Then in 1957-1974 Ferenczyk directed the Budapest State Opera, from 1952 until the end of his life he headed the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, and in 1960-1967 he was also the head of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. People's (1954) Artist of the Hungarian People's Republic.

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