Laszlo Marosi Picture
Laszlo Marosi was born in Sarvar, Hungary.
musical education began at the age of five, and continued at the Music Gymnasium, where he
majored on both piano and trombone.
studied conducting at the Liszt Academy of Music
with Tamas Breitner, the director of the Pecs Opera.
From 1982 to 1997 Marosi worked as the conductor of the Hungarian Central Army Orchestra.
During this period he
recorded a number of works by Liszt
and several contemporary Hungarian composers.
also conducted his
ensemble for radio and television productions and toured with the group throughout Europe.
book, The History of the Military Music in Hungary from 1741-1945 was published in 1994.
For twelve years he taught conducting at the Liszt Teacher Training College, Budapest.
In 1993, he was asked to serve as conductor and artistic director of the professional Budapest Symphonic Band, in addition to his responsibilities as the conductor of the Liszt Academy Wind Orchestra.
These ensembles produced several commercial CD recordings for leading European companies, including Hungaroton.
Between 1989 and 1994, Marosi
conducted more than fifty performances annually with the Budapest State Operetta Theater Orchestra.
was invited to guest conduct the Matav Symphony Orchestra, and toured Europe with the Strauss Symphony Orchestra (1996 and 1998).
As guest conductor, lecturer and adjudicator he
has appeared throughout Europe, Israel, England, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, and the United States.
professional career in Hungary, he
matriculated to Florida State University
, where he
earned a M.M. in Conducting and a Ph.D. in Music Education with James Croft and Philip Spurgeon.
frequently conducted the University Symphony Orchestra, including acclaimed performances of the music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Shulamit Ran.
As Visiting Professor, Dr. Marosi served as Associate Conductor of the FSU Wind Orchestra during the 2002-03 academic year.
contributions to Hungarian contemporary music, he
was twice awarded the Artisjus prize by the Hungarian Composers Union
In 1997, he
was awarded the FAME prize for his
international conducting activities.
At UCF, Dr. Marosi teaches conducting classes, as well as conducting the University Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.
Conductor: Laszlo Marosi, Location: -Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center