Zsófia Tallér 1970 – 2021
After a long illness, in the 51st year of her life, Zsófia Tallér, Ferenc Erkel Prize-winning composer and habilitated university professor, music director of Twelvetones Production Music, passed away on Monday night. With her tragically unexpected death, Hungarian music left an irreplaceable space in life and in music education. She studied at the Academy of Music as a student of Attila Bozai and Emil Petrovics, was a founding member of the NOVUS Café Music Workshop, and then worked as the music director of the National Theater. Since 1999 she has been a professor at the University of Theater and Film Arts, and since 2000 she has been a professor at the Liszt Ferenc University of Music, co-founder of the Applied Composer specialization. Her compositions have regularly appeared on domestic and international concert stages, classical music festivals, and many theatrical and film productions are associated with her name.
Her opera Leánder és Lenszirom, presented in 2015, was staged by the Hungarian State Opera House for 3 seasons, so it was seen by more than 15,000 viewer. The performance was released on both CD and DVD.
Her most important works:
Mátyás Király vándorúton (King Mattias wandering) – opera for children in two act – 2019
Aprószentek – opera in two acts – 2017
Leánder és Lenszirom (Leander and Linseed) – opera for children in two acts – 2015
Évköszöntő a Magyar Állami Operaház felkérésére 2014
Pert Em Heru – Kilépés a fénybe (Pert Em Heru – Coming Forth by Day), oratorio 2014
A Herceg lova (The Hors of the Prince) – opera in two acts, libretto Zsuzsa Rakovszky, based on the short story of Tolstoi – 2011
Új madrigálok kórusmű sorozat (New Madrigals) – Published by Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest – 2010
Bogármese (Bug tale) – children ballet 2006
Johanna – film opera, dir.: Kornél Mundruczó 2005 Cannes