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Jenö Takács
 

Jenö Takács

Biography

1902 – Born on September 25 in Siegendorf, Burgenland

1921–26 – Studied at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Joseph Marx and Paul Weingarten

1926 – First meeting with Béla Bartók

1927–32 – Professor of piano at the Conservatory in Kairo

1932–34 – Professor of piano and composition at the University in Manila

1934–37 – Professor of piano at the Conservatory in Kairo

1938 – First trip to the U.S.A.

1939–48 – Director of the Conservatory in Pécs (Hungary)

1949–52 – Concert tours in Europe and America

1952–70 – Professor of piano and composition at the College Conservatory of the University of Cincincati, Ohio (U.S.A.)

1970 – took up residence in Siegendorf

14.11.2005 – dies in Eisenstadt/A


Awards

1953 – Honorary professor

1962 – Great Cross of Burgenland (Austrian province)

1963 – Austrian State Prize; honorary citizen of Siegendorf

1976 – Cultural Prize of Burgenland

1987 – Honorary member of the Austrian Composers' Association and the Musikhochschule in Graz

1990 – Prize of the Bartók-Pászthory-Foundation

1992 – Honorary Prize for Music, Ministry for Education and the Arts

1993 – Gold Medal of Honor of the City of Vienna; Haydn Metal of the city of Eisenstadt;
Cross of Hungary