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Krisztina Megyeri

Krisztina Megyeri was born in 1974 in Budapest as a child of Hungarian and Russian parents.

She studied piano and composition at the Béla Bartók Conservatory, instrumental and electroacoustic composition at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy under the supervision of János Vajda and Zoltán Jeney. She obtained her master's degree in Composition in 2004 at the Liszt Ferenc Academy where she is currently preparing her DLA dissertation (an equivalent to PhD) in the field of Composition, too. She also has a master's degree in Musicology obtained at the University of Paris-VIII Saint-Denis in the field of Dramaturgy and Aesthetics of Contemporary Opera (2006).

Between 1999-2002 she studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, and in 2002-04 with Jean-Luc Hervé, Xu Yi and Denis Bosse in Paris and obtained a first Prize Diploma in Composition of CNR de Cergy-Pontoise, and a first Prize State Diplom in piano accompaniment. She was a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) in 2006-07.

She received various prizes and scholarships: the UNESCO-Aschberg Fellowship for electroacoustic composition, State Fellowships of France and Hungary, Fondation Natexis Banques Populaires Fellowship, Eötvös State Fellowship and Kodály Creative Art Fellowships, first prize and third prize of István Vántus Composers Contest, second prize of Zoltán Kodály Composers Competition, IRCAM one-month composer's course prize etc.
Hossam Mahmoud

Her music has been commissioned and performed by the Théâtre du Châtelet, Centre Acanthes, Fondation Royaumont, Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Solistes de l'Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble SIC, Componensemble, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Ensemble Intermoduláció, Trio Clarino, and Peter Eötvös. Her music recorded and broadcast by the Hungarian and the Finnish Radio, Radio France and HUNGAROTON is played widely both in Europe and abroad.

In 2008 she returned to Hungary, where she is also an active piano accompanist and teacher. Since 2009 she has been a lecturer in Analysis, Harmony and Piano Accompaniment at the University of Pécs.