You can listen to Balázs Horváth's Férfiszemmel / Női szemmel (From men's / women's perspective) again with Ágnes Herczku, the THReNSeMBLe, and the composer himself. The venue is the special "A Harmadik Hely".
Horváth conduct Cirkuszoid THReNSeMBLe at Tribute to Ligeti (Cluj-Napoca) and Oradea (Partiumi University), where he also leads a workshop about the compositions.
Horváth conducts Abigél Varga's Ágnes asszony at the composer's BA diploma concert at the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy, Budapest.
Lectures at Conservatori Superior de Música «Joaquín Rodrigo» in Valencia about compositions by the students and professors of the Media Composition Dept. of the Liszt Academy.
The newly founded Ensemble Z is conducted by Balázs Horváth in Dérive 1 by Boulez and Legó by Kristóf Siklósi at the "Bartók Konzi – Új Zene" (New Music Days).
Horváth is assistant professor of the composition workshop of the Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation. The professors are Johannes Schöllhorn and Péter Eötvös.
At the "Moving Sounds" of Átlátszó Hang Fesztivál (Liszt Academy of Music, Room XXIII) Horváth trains and performs pieces for conductors by G. Kósa and M. Applebaum.
At the opening concert of Átlátszó Hang Fesztivál (Liszt Academy of Music, Solti Hall) THReNSeMBLe performs Péter Tornyai's Ravel-transcription, premiers by Marcell Dargay and Bálint Horváth, Parallels by Laczkó Bálint and Vortex temporum I-II. by G. Grisey. The concert is conducted by Balázs Horváth.
Átlátszó Hang (Transparent Sound) New Music Festival, 2017 (curators: Samu Gryllus and Balázs Horváth)
Balázs Horváth conducts Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra and the THReNSeMBLe at K11 Gallery in Budapest. The program consists of the world premiere of Tektonic by Horváth, Hot Sonate by Schulhoff (soloist: Péter Bársony), The Unanswered Question by Ives and Lullaby by Gershwin.
Horváth conducts Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra with soloists Aysen Ulucan, Birsen Ulucan and Özcan Ulucan in Hungarian premieres by Onur Türkmen (Nomad) and Michael Elison (Triple Concerto).
World premiere of pikokosmos =› millikosmos is conducted by Horváth and performed by THReNSeMBLe at the Kleiner Saal of Tonhalle in Zürich in 2017, June. The soloist of pikokosmos =› millikosmos will be the tuba virtuoso, Roland Szentpáli.
Horváth performs his own and M. Balogh's piece at the ’Bach-Offerings – In the footsteps of the Musikalische Opfer’ organized by the Liszt Academy.
Premiere of a new composition by Bence Kutrik at ArTRIUM festival (Hungarian Radio). The musicians of the Hugnarian Radio Orchestra is conducted by Balázs Horváth.
Schönberg's Pierrot lunaire will be performed at the diploma concert of Berta Bánki (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest) conducted by Horváth. The vocal soloist is Katalin Károlyi.
Horváth conducts the Anima Musicae string orchestra with compositions by Endre Olsvay Endre (Akrosztichon) and the world premiere of Concertino by Árpád Solti at Nádor Hall, Budapest.
Átlátszó Hang (Transparent Sound) New Music Festival, 2016 (curators: Samu Gryllus and Balázs Horváth)
Vernissage of works by Eszter Varga-Nádas and Balázs Horváth at Hermina Gallery.
Horváth will conduct pieces by Toshio Hosokawa and young composers at the Composition workshop of the Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation and the closing concert of the workshop at BMC. The resident ensemble of the workshop is the THReNSeMBLe.
The professors of the "conducting composer's workshop” are Balázs Horváth and Jean-Philippe Wurtz. The workshop is organised by the Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation. The resident ensemble of the workshop is the THReNSeMBLe.
Horváth conducts the premiere of The Mandelbrot Riddle by Bence Kutrik at the Mini Festival in Budapest.
Horváth and the THReNSeMBLe performs two pieces by Balázs Futó (Etudes, Bardo tödol) at the composer's doctorate concert.
György Ligeti's composition technics – lecture at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (International Kurtág-Ligeti Masterclass). (july 12: in Hungarian, July 13: in English)
„Historical examples of spatial music” – short presentation at the „Points on the Curve” conference at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. The organiser of the events are the Electronic Music Media Artists and the Music Media Subdepartment of the Liszt Academy.
Átlátszó Hang (Transparent Sound) New Music Festival, 2016 (curators: Samu Gryllus and Balázs Horváth)
Balázs Horváth presents his habilitation lecture at the Liszt Academy of Music. The title of his 45-minute presentation is "Spectral phenomenons and transformations in my compositions". It is followed by a open seminar.
November 07, 09
Dualith is performed again in the USA under Horváth's baton. on Nov. 07 at the Musical Offering in Chicago. The performers are the InterSpheres Trio (Lisa Bost-Sandberg, Polgár Éva, Jacob Harpster). They also premiere Rács (Grid) at the Narloch Piano Studio (Chicago), where Bost-Sandberg and Polgár performs and the ice is cracking around you, too (Nov. 09).
November 02, 13
Lecture by Horváth about his music with the title Inspiration – Construction – Composition at University of North Texas in Denton and conversation about the young Hungarian composers with the contemporary music class students at the Juilliard School of Music (New York) lead by Joel Sachs.
Triple Concerto by Bálint Karosi is performed by Anasztázia Razvaljeva, Miklós Környei, András Szalai and the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra. The conductor is Balázs Horváth.
Lecture on compositions by young Estonian composers at the BMC Library.
Balázs Horváth' lecture about his pieces at Hermina Galery..
Horváth conducts the performance of Levitation by László Sándor at the Glass Hall of Palace of Arts.
The Slovak VENI Ensemble and THReNSeMBLe gives a joint concert at ArTRIUM organized by Hungarian Radio. Pieces by C. Fox, P. Rebelo, I. Nilsson, D. Matej, M. Burlas, L. Kupkovic, Sándor L. and Balogh M. can be heard. The concert is conducted by Balázs Horváth and Daniel Matej.
Horváth conducts the premiere of Levitation by László Sándor at the concert of Doctorate students of the Liszt Academy.
Horváth conducts the BA diploma composition by Bálint Laczkó Bálint and a premiere by Bálint Karosi at the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy of Music. The performers are the Musiciens Libresand Anima Musicae string orchestra.
Installation by"Eleven emlékmű" – az én történelmem. "Universal Anthem" created by a computer analysis and orchestrated by Cora Miron is performed by THReNSeMBLe and Balázs Horváth conducting. Premiere at Szabadság square, Budapest.
Horváth conducts the performance of rotate rotate by Bálint Bolcsó at FUGA (Budapest).
Closing concert of the 2nd Transparent Sound Festival with MAO and Kornél-Fekete Kovács. Divergent by Balázs Horváth will be conducted by the composer.
Opening concert of the 2nd Transparent Sound Festival with THReNSeMBLe at the Solti Hall of Liszt Academy of Music. Horváth conducts Samu Gryllus' Balubarts (Hungarian premiere). Also pieces to be heard by S. Steen-Andersen, G. Aperghis, O. M. Zykan.
Musiciens Libres performs Bence Kutrik's Vertigo at the Main Hall of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music conducted by Balázs Horváth.
Horváth conducts the Hungarian premiere of Eugene Birman's monoopera entitled Nostra Culpa atLOOK gallery (Budapest) on December 7. The performers are Iris Oja (singer from Estonia), Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra (Hungary) and Balázs Horváth (conductor).
THReNSeMBLe and Balázs Horváth (conductor) plays Hungarian, Slovak and Dutch pieces at the Art Gallery in Nitra, Slovak.
Horváth and THReNSeMBLe performs an all-Dutch evening at BMC. The program consists of Hungarian premieres of L. Andriessen: Zilver, Richard Ayres: No. 34b és Michel van der Aa: Transit and Mask.
New Music:New Audiences, FUGA – ZAK Ensemble, conducted by Balázs Horváth. The program is built on compositions performed at the two previous concerts (pieces by J. Bailie, Z. Jeney, B. Futó, P. Furlani) as well as the Hungarian premiere of Doppler Wobbler by Swedish composer Ivo Nilsson. The soloists of theis special double concerto will be the professors of the Liszt Academy of Music - Péter Bársony (viola) and György Lakatos (bassoon).
Ovidius project as part of New Music:New Audiences, iszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Dome Hall – ZAK Ensemble, cond. by Balázs Horváth (compositions by professors of Italian, Polish, Belgian and Hungarian Academies)
New composition by Krisztina Megyeri will be conducted by Horváth at the contemporary festival called ArTRIUM at Studio 6 of Hungarian Radio.
"Talent oblige", Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Small Hall – ZAK Ensemble, cond. by Balázs Horváth (compositions by Balázs Futó, Máté Gergely Balogh, Zoltán Jeney, Joanna Baillie, Mathias Kranebitter, Karol Nepelski)
THReNSeMBLe concert in Poznan at the 43. Poznańska wiosna muzyczna, Poznań Festival in Poland. They perform pieces by M. Dargay, P. Tornyai, L. Tihanyi, B. Horváth, and Dérive1 by P. Boulez. and world premiere of a new piece by Rafal Zapal that is composed for THReNSeMBLe by this occasion..
"Transparent Sound" Festival,l, FUGA Architectural Center – THReNSeMBLe, cond. by Balázs Horváth (compositions by Gergely Vajda, Márton Bujdosó, Mathias Kranebitter, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez)
"Transparent Sound" Festival, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Small Hall – THReNSeMBLe, cond. by Balázs Horváth (Balázs Horváth: Férfiszemmel / Női szemmel – premiere, guest.: Ágnes Herczku)
Horváth is assistent at the Out at SEA workshop and rehearsals organized byPéter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation.
Új Magyar Művek Bemutatója series, Fészek Művészklub – THReNSeMBLe, cond. by Balázs Horváth (compositions by Gergely Vajda, Márton Bujdosó, Bálint Karosi , Máté Hollós and Balázs Horváth)
Lecture about contemporary music techniques at Ditta Rohmann's cello seminar.
Horváth conducts ZAK Ensemble as part of the concert of New Music:New Audiences program in Szigliget. The program is made up of pieces by K. Olafsson, P. Zombola, Á. Solti, D. Denehhy, M. Dargay and R. Campo.
Member of the Jury of the Slovak National Piano Competition in Bánovce nad Bedravou (SK).
April 24-27, December 9-19
Horváth as assistant professor of Péter Eötvös and Luca Francesconi works with young composers at the "Out at Sea - Chamber opera workshop for composers". The workshop is organised by the Eötvös Peter Contemporary Music Foundation.
Horváth conducts ZAK Ensemble as part of the concert of New Music:New Audiences program at MÜSZI in Budapest. The program is made up of pieces by K. Olafsson, P. Zombola, Á. Solti, D. Denehhy, M. Dargay and R. Campo.
March 6-7, May 7-8
Assistent for of Péter Eötvös at his the lectures at the Doctorate School of the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.
Horváth is playing in the premiere of Péter Tornyai's „üvegmetamorfózis” ("glassmetamorphosis)" at the concert organized for Zoltán Jeney's 70th birthday at FUGA (Budapest).
At the ISCM World Music Days Horváth has been a member of the jury for the ISCM Young Composers Award.
Balázs Horváth conducts compositions by young Hungarian (Bolcsó, Zombola, Kedves, Dinyés, Horváth) and Slovak (Borzík, Chutkova) composers at the Slovak Radio in Bratislva.
June 10, 11
Horváth conducts the Piano concerto by Árpád Solti at the portrait concert of the composer at Fuga (Budapest) and the Református Kollégium (Kecskemét).
Balázs Horváth and theModern Art Orchestra make performs compositions by Horváth at Bárka Theater. The conductors will by the leader of MAO, Fekete-Kovács Kornél and the composer himself. One can listen to Divergent, the piece composed specially for MAO, as well as other pieces for wind instruments. The second half of the concert will contain jazz works by the members of the orchestra.
Balázs Horváth gives lecture under the title "The rule of spatiality in the musical composition" at the Dobó István Vármúzeum (István Dobó Castle Museum) in Eger (Hungary) as part of the exhibition "Distances" with works of Lajos Dargay.
Llectures and seminars at the Partium University in Oradea (Romania) on Horváth's own works.
Szeged Trombone Ensemble and György Gyivicsán premieres the new version of Roundtrip dedicated to Gyivicsán and the ensemble on November 16 at the Vántus István Contemporary Music Days in Szeged (H). The conductor of the premiere is the composer himself.
As part of the Kecskemét International Kodály Seminar Balázs Horváth and the THReNSeMBLe will perform pieces by Péter Kőszeghy, Péter Tornyai, Marcell Dargay, Dániel Dinyés, Luciano Berio, George Gershwin, Balázs Futó and Balázs Horváth.
Balázs Horváth and the THReNSeMBLe performs pieces by Samu Gryllusz at the composer's portrait concert. Canzoni di Arnulf will be performed as world premiere there in Budapesten at Bárka Theatre.
Visszatekintve (Looking back) is performed by the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra as part of the Con Tempo of the Hungarian Radio. The piece will be conducted by the composer.
Horváth conducts Fontana MIX ensemble with pieces by youngCzech, Hungarian and Slovak composers (F. Chaloubka, P. Groll, I. Buffa, M. Palko, B. Bolcsó in Kosice, Slovakia by the fountain.
Balázs Horváth conducts THReNSeMBLe at the Doctorandus concerts in Georg Friedrich Haas's tria ex uno.
THReNSeMBLe travels to Amsterdam to participate at the Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition where they play contemporary music.
March 31 and April 4
THReNSeMBLe performs its program for the Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Budapest (5th District State Music School and Liszt Academy of Music).
At the last concert of the Alma Mater concerts of the Liszt Academy of Music in 2010 THReNSeMBLe (cond. by Balázs Horváth), the Trio Duecento Corde and other artists will perform compositions by students and professors of the Liszt Academy and theKrakow Academy of Music.
THReNSeMBLe premieres new composition by Balázs Futó at the concert of the Kodály-scholarship holders.
Balázs Horváth conducts THReNSeMBLe in Kosice (Slovakia) at the Kosice Philharmony with compositions by J. Sixta, D. Matej, M. Lejava, P. Tornyai, L. Tihanyi and B. Horváth. The event is organised as part of ISCM New Music Days, 2010.
THReNSeMBLe performs pieces by Slovak and Hungarian composers (J. Sixta, P. Zagar, D. Dinyés, Z. Jeney, J. Soproni, B. Horváth) in Bratislava at the Mirror Hall in Primates Palace conducted by Balázs Horváth.
Tec will be performed at the Mlada Praha (Young Prague) festival at Rudolfinum in Prague by the Prague Chamber Symphony Orchestra conducted by Balázs Horváth on September 13.
THReNSeMBLe and Balázs Horváth will be the resident ensemble of the Composition Course of the Bartók Seminar in Szombathelyi, Hungary in July. The group will perform at the closing concert of the composition workshop as well as performs the Hungarian premiere of Gyula Csapó's Parmi les Blancs et Noirs...at Intervals...from the Cabin and Georg Friedrich Haas: tria ex uno.
Ildikó Szakács, Kornél Mikecz and THReNSeMBLe (cond. by Horváth) performs Csanád Kedves's song cycle Az átkozottak élvezetei at the composer's diploma concert.
Balázs Horváth conducts pieces by Krisztina Megyeri, Dániel Dinyés, Péter Zombola and his own Fake-polyphony at the Studio 6 of the Hungarian Radio.
THReNSeMBLe and Balázs Horváth performs at the French Institute in Budapest and perform Abfall-Musik by Péter Tornyai, O King by Luciano Berio, Summer Music by László Tihanyi, Ludus II by Ádám Cser, Dérive 1 by Pierre Boulez, Reticular canonic variations - Opus 0 by Dániel Váczi and Drawing by Toshio Hosokawa.
He organises the Contemporary Days of the Liszt Academy of Music and conducts THReNSeMBLe at the Slovak_Hungarian concert and workshop.
Horváth conducts the THReNSeMBLe in Cascando Sketch by Bálint Bolcsó and his own Cirkuszoid at the concert series of the Doctorate School of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
Horváth conducts Rainbridge by Krisztina Megyeri at the mini Festival in Budapest.
Horváth conducts the THReNSeMBLe in Arpége by Franco Donatoni and O King by Luciano Berio at the concert series of the Doctorate School of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
Horváth conducts the THReNSeMBLe at the Vántus István Contemporary Music Days in Szeged (H). They perform pieces by Marcell Dargay, Dániel Dinyés, Bálint Horváth, Máté Csaba Szigeti, Péter Zombola, Ádám Cser, Péter Tornyai and Balázs Horváth himself.
As part of the Budapest Autumn Festival THReNSeMBLe (cond. by Balázs Horváth) will perform 'round-e' by Samu Gryllus.
Horváth conducts compositions by five young composers (Ernő Rubik, Georgi Sztoianov, Péter Tornyai, Csanád Kedves, Samu Gryllusz) at the Bartók Festival, Szombathely (H) performed by THReNSeMBLe.
Horváth conducts Bálint Horváth's English Songs at the diploma-concert of the composer at the Great Hall of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.
Horváth conducts Sextet by Péter Zombola, Fragmente by Marcell Dargay and his own Waiting for... at the concert series of the Doctorate School of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music.
Horváth conducts compositions by László Sáry, Zsolt Serei, Ulpiu Vlad, Csanád Kedves and Octavian Nemescu at the Romanian-Hungarian concert of AKKU.
Horváth conducts the Concerto for trumpet and strings by Marcello with the former students of the Aladár Tóth Music School. the soloist is Balázs Nemes.
Horváth conducts Drawing byToshio Hosokawa and Entre-temps byTakemitsu at the concert series of the Doctorate School of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music.
Horváth conducts Rainbridge by Krisztina Megyeri at the Old Academy of Music, Budapest, at the concert of the Zoltán Kodály-scholarship holders.
He conducts compositions by composerition students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Máté Bella, Rezső Ott, Ákos Zarándy, Bálint Horváth, Csanád Kedves) at the 4th Autmun Festival, Tatabánya (H).
He conducts Dániel Dinyés' Hexagon at the Budapest Autumn Festival (H).
He conducts compositions by six young composers (Máté Bella, Marcell Dargay, Dániel Dinyés, Bálint Horváth, Máté Csaba Szigeti, Péter Zombola) at the Bartók Festival, Szombathely (H).
He conducts his songs ...'s love??? at the chamber music concert of the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra.
He conducts his songs ...'s love??? at his portrait concert at Nádor Hall, Budapest, where five of his compositions are performed.
October 23 to November 1
As organiser of the "Hudson-Danube Project" he and Joel Sachs (professor of the Juilliard School of Music, New York) prepare one concert in Budapest and another one in New York City. The three American composers stay in Hungary for a week and the Hungarian composers with Horváth travel to New York as guests of the Juilliard School of Music. Beside Dérive by Pierre Boulez, six compositions are performed by students of the Juilliard School of Music, New York and the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest.
He conducts his Quintet for three performers at the Arithmeumban in Bonn (Germany). The concert is part of the 'Ungarischer Akzent'.
He conducts the 4th movement of György Ligeti's Kammerkonzert at the Bartók Seminar in Szombathely as participant of the Ensemble-conducting workshop.
He conducts Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto and the premiere of his own Divergent at the Bartók Festival in Szombathely. The performers of the pieces are Kornél Fekete-Kovács, Mihály Borbély and the Modern Art Orchestra.
He conducts György Vukán's arrangement from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohéme in Visegrád (Hungary). The performers are Eszter Horgas, Kornél Fekete-Kovács, György Vukán and the Modern Art Orchestra.
He conducts four movements from Luciano Berio's Folksongs at the concert of the Turkish singer Tulu Icözü (Old Academy of Music, Budapest).
He conducts the recording of the music of the stage piece Sose halunk meg composed by László Dés.
Ten-da(e)nc(i)es is recorded at the HungarianRadio with Horváth conducting
He conducts his Quintet for three performers at the concert of "Nyolclábú Szövetkezet".
Conducts Toshio Hosokawa's Voyage VII. at Bence Horváth's (trumpet) DLA Masterconcert.
Conducts Balázs Futó's Schubert-Müller: Der Leiermann at his diplomaconcert at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Main Hall
March 31 to -April 2
Member of the Jury of the Budapest Fringe organised by the Budapest Spring Festival
February 28 to March 1
Conducts the members of the Danubia Symphony Orchestra at the recording of the music to HOBO's Attila József performance. (Composers are István Márta and Viktor Hárs)
VIII. Making New Waves Festival:
Composer and performer of the February 22 concert: Ko Kon Nashi
On February 25 his composition Flags is performed by the dancers Andrea Ladányi and Csaba Horváth. The live electronic part is played by Horváth
Seminar on electroacoustic music at the Academy of film
He conducts the Danubia Symphony Orchestra at the pop concert of Balázs Fecó at the Palace of Arts, Festival Theatre, Budapest. (Orchestration: Péter Pejtsik)
Defense of his DLA dissertation
On the Day of the Opened Gates (part of the Budapest Autumn Festival) at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music he conducts György Bartók's piece
Portrait concert in the Palace of Arts, Festival Theatre, Budapest - the concert is his DLA Masterconcert
Two pieces of the program - MAGNETS Ib (Crux), MAGNETS III (continued) - is conducted by him
At the Music of Our Age, Budapest he conducts György Bartók's piece
February to May
He is one of the organisers and members of the jury of the Keser-Édes production in Budapest
Conducts the symphonic orchestra at the CD-premiere concert of the pop band Chrystal. The concert called Trilogy is at the Budapest Körcsarnok
MAGNETS III (continued) is recorded at the HungarianRadio with Horváth conducting
October 23 to November 1
As organiser of the Budapest-New York "Twin Concerts" he and Kati Agocs prepare two concerts, one in Budapest (October 23) and one in New York City (November 1). The American composers stay in Hungary for a week and the Hungarian composers with Horváth travel to New York as guests of the Juilliard School of Music. Nine American and Hungarian compositions are performed
At the Swedish-Hungarian concert of the Budapest Autumn Festival he conducts Dániel Dinyés's composition.
On the Day of the Opened Gates (part of the Budapest Autumn Festival) at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music he conducts pieces by Dániel Dinyés, Marcell Dargay, Kati Agocs, Justine Fang Chen and his own work (Again and again and...)
From June to 2005 April
Timbre-solfege research with Andrea Szigetvári and Szabolcs Kerestes
Organiser of the Electroacoustic concert of Transzflexio at Gödör Klub, Budapest
Works with the singers and actors as Gergely Vajda's assistant in Péter Eötvös's As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams. The production is part of the Budapest Spring Festival
March 15 "Millenáris Csarnok", Budapest
Conducts symphony orchestra with songs of pop groups: Hiperkarma, Kimnowak, Kispál és a borz and Ghymes at Millenáris Park, Budapest
Assistent for Michael Jarrell, Jonathan Harvey, Marco Stroppa and Andrea Szigetvéri at the Bartók Seminar Composition Course in Szombathely, Hungary. He conducts the compositions written by the participants at the closing concert of the seminar
He gives a lecture at "Sziget Festival" on the Electroacoustic Studio of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the compositions written in the Studio
He reads his paper "The connection of the timbre and the rhythm with the space in LUZIFERs TANZ by Karlheinz Stockhausen" at the City University in London
At the conference of the doctorate students he conducts his MAGNETS I/b (Crux) and reads the Hungarian version of his paper "The connection of the timbre and the rhythm with the space in LUZIFERs TANZ by Karlheinz Stockhausen" at the Old Academy of Music, Budapest
January to November
He works as assistant for Gergely Vajda's chamber opera called Giant Baby