Zsófia Tallér


  • Third prize at the National Piano Competition, Nyíregyháza, Hungary 1979
  • First prize at the National Competiton of Folksong Singing and Solfeggio, Debrecen, Hungary, 1985
  • The Most Recognized Professor at University of Film, Drama and Television in 2000
  • Award of the Hungarian Film Critics in The Best Film Composer category, 2004
  • First prize at the composer contests by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and MATÁV Symphonic Orchestra in 2004
  • The Best Original Film Soundtrack, 37.st Hungarian Film Week 2006
  • Award „Fonogram“ for the Best Album for Children 2011 by the Hungarian IFPI
  • Erkel Ferenc Hungarian State Award 2011
  • Artisjus Award 2015 for Pert Em Heru oratorio

Academic credentials

  • Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA), University of Film Drama and Television 2009. Leader professor: Mr. László Marton. Dissertation subject: The Analysis of the Music-dramaturgy
  • Graduated from Liszt Academy Of Music, Budapest; Composer 1995
  • Graduated from Liszt Academy Of Music, Budapest; Teacher Of Music Theory 1992
  • „A“ Level from Conservatory János Richter, Győr, piano playing

 Additional studies

  • composition (11 years): Attila BOZAY, Emil PETROVICS, László DRASKÓCZY
  • piano (20 years): Zoltán KOCSIS, József GÁBOR, Tamás KERESKEDŐ, Márta GULYÁS
  • music theory and solfeggio (18 years): Melinda KISTÉTÉNYI, László BIHARY,  Marianna SPIEGEL, Zsolt GÁRDONYI

Work experiences

  •  1994-1995 Music Director of the National Theatre, Budapest.
  • Directing all musical activities of the theatre. Editing music pieces for several dramas. Composing music for dramas. Conducting music and playing piano in the spectacles. Arranging music. Teaching at the Actor School of the Theatre.
  • 1999-2000 composition instructor at Leo Weiner Conservatory, Budapest.
  • 1999 – present Associate professor at the University of Film, Drama and Television,  Theory of Arts Department. Teaching History of Music, Film and Music, Music- dramaturgy
  • Founding and leading professor of the BA course : „Applied Music Composition“
  • 2000 – 2013 Assistant at the Liszt Academy of Music, Theory Department.  Teaching Transposing and Partiture –  also in English  -, Analysis

Profile summary

  • Twenty years experience in composing theatrical and film music, and concert pieces
  • Fourteen years experience in music pedagogy. Composing, music theory – Kodály philosophy -, history of music, analysis, transposing and partiture, analysis of music for films and theatre
  • Leader experiences in several situations, in theatre and film projects, in teaching, in live venue management

Professional affiliations

  • Member of the Assosiation of Hungarian Composers
  • Member of the jury of Hungarian Autumn Festival 2005, Composer competiton
  • Member of the jury of the „Foundation For the Talented Hungary“ 2006, Composer and choraographer competiton
You can find the homepage of the composer at: www.zsofiataller.hu