Gyula Fekete is Associate Professor of Composition at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. From September of 2012 he also serves as the Head of the Department. He is also a lecturer at the University of Theatre, Film and Television, Budapest.
He received a Doctorate in Composition from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, in 1996, and a Masters Degree from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University in 1993. Fekete also holds a Diploma in composition and theory from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary. He is the recipient of many awards including the 1996 William T. Faricy Award, and the Fulbright grant for the 1994 -1995 academic year.
Mr. Fekete is the One Act Opera Category winner with his opera, The Redeemed Town, in the competition announced by the Hungarian State Opera for the year 2000 celebration of the thousandth anniversary of the foundation of the Sate of Hungary. The opera received its premiere in 2002 in the Hungarian State Operahouse. Fekete wrote the opera entitled: Excelsior! Liszt Ferenc Goes to Heaven for the Liszt bicentennial in 2011, which was commissioned and produced by the Budapest Spring Festival and the Hungarian State Operahouse.
His first CD was released in 2001 by Hungaroton Classic Record Company. He holds commissions by the Hungarian State Opera, Budapest Chamber Symphony, Chicago Pro Musica and The Music Group of Philadelphia.
Fekete is on the Board of Directors of the Hungarian Composers’ Association.
Fekete in 2001 received the Erkel Prize, and the Bartók – Pásztory Prize in 2012. He has worked for numerous theater and film productions in Hungary.