György Kurtág

Hungarian composer

György Kurtág (Hungarian: [ˈɟørɟ ˈkurtaːɡ]; born 19 February 1926) is a Hungarian classical composer and pianist. He was born in Lugoj, Romania, to Hungarian Jewish parents. He moved to Budapest in 1946 and became a Hungarian citizen in 1948. He was an academic teacher of piano at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music from 1967, later also of chamber music, and taught until 1993.[1]

György Kurtág in 2014

In 1947, he married pianist Márta Kurtág. She died in October 2019.


  1. "György Kurtág". Retrieved 2010-01-25.