Attila Bozay  (1939-1999)
Last updated: 03.04.21
rpbozaya.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Attila Bozay studied composition with István Szelényi at the Béla Bartók Conservatory, then with Ferenc Farkas at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest where he was graduated in 1962. After being music teacher in Szeged, he worked for the Hungarian Radio as music editor. In 1967, he received a UNESCO scholarship and visited Paris. From 1979 he was a teacher of the Budapest Music Academy, and director of National Philharmony between 1990 and 1993. As of 1991 he was the member of the presidency of the Hungarian Music Association, chairman of the Hungarian Music Chamber and founder member of the Hungarian Art Academy. He often played his own compositions on recorder and zither throughout Europe and Canada. When he returned home, Attila Bozay devoted all this time to composition. In 1968, he was awarded the Sandor Erkel Prize for his string Quartet and the song cycle Outcries he got another one in 1979. Other awards he received were the Bartók-Pásztory Award (1988), the Lajos Kossuth Prize (1990) and an award for Hungarian Art (1992).

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