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Bence Kutrik studied composition in San Francisco (San Francisco Conservatory of Music), Toronto (University of Toronto), Budapest (Liszt Academy of Music) and he participated in several composition masterclasses.

He is dedicated to writing music that speaks about our time in a contemporary language focusing on innovation and experimentation meanwhile respecting tradition. He won numerous awards for concert- and film music in North America and Europe.

His most recent research focuses on the algorithmization of musical progressions by the means of information technology and artificial intelligence.

2015: International Bartók Seminar, Szombathely, Hungary
Lecturers: Gyula Fekete and Ádám Balázs

2011 – 2014: Liszt Academy of Music – Composition MA, Budapest, Hungary
Teacher: János Vajda

2013: International Bartók Seminar, Szombathely, Hungary
Lecturers: Gyula Fekete and Csaba Faltay

2010 – 2011: Liszt Academy of Music – Opera Dramaturgy, Budapest, Hungary
Lecturer: János Vajda

2010: Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop (CCMW), Toronto, Canada
Lecturer: Gary Kulesha

2009 – 2010: University of Toronto – composition MA, Toronto, Canada
Teacher: Gary Kulesha

2005 – 2009: University of Toronto – composition BA, Toronto, Canada
Teachers: Christos Hatzis, Alexander Rapoport and Gary Kulesha

2002 – 2003: San Francisco Conservatory of Music – composition, San Francisco, USA
Teacher: Conrad Susa

1996 -2000 Gyula Erkel Music School – piano, Budapest, Hungary
Teacher: Bujdosóné Klára Pécsy

1996 – 2000: Dennis Gábor College – IT Engineer, Budapest, Hungary
1994 – 1996: SZÁMALK vocational school, programming, Budapest, Hungary

2018 Ritual for chamber ensemble listed as recommended work for broadcasting and concert presentation on the 65th International Rostrum of Composers.

2018 Winning piece (Introverted Confessions) of the Austrian Anton Matasovsky composition competition for piano solo. It was the compulsory piece for the 10th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition, Vienna, Austria

2016 Best soundtrack, short-film category: The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy, Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, USA

2016 ICOT composition competition, first prize winner, Toronto, Canada

2015 Aurora Musis Amica award, The Immortal Heart, Budapest, Hungary

2014 Silver Hugo award for the best commercial and corporate design, Liszt Academy Spot film, Chicago, USA

2014 Best Original Music in a Short award, Four in the Morning, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival, USA

2014 Liszt Academy of Music composition competition second prize, Vertigo, Budapest

2012 Liszt Academy of Music composition competition third prize, Second Trio, Budapest

2017 Ritual, chamber ensemble, commissioned by ArTRIUM Contemporary Music Festival, premiere: Bartók Radio, 6th studio.

2017 Divergencies, Duo for saxophone and harp, commissioned by Duo SeRa, premiere: FUGA – Budapest Architectural Center.

2016 The Mandelbrot Riddle, chamber ensemble, premiere: Várkert Bazár, MINI festival, Budapest.

2015 Trembling, large chamber ensemble, commissioned by Beáta Móri, premiere: 2017 February 19, premiere: Studio 5 contemporary music group debut concert, Liszt Academy of Music, Solti hall.

2014 The Immortal Heart, short opera in one act with symphony orchestra, commissioned by the opera department at the Liszt Academy of Music, premiere: Liszt Academy of Music, Solti hall, played by: Concerto Budapest, Conductor: Vajda Gergő.

2014 Vertigo, chamber ensemble, premiere: Liszt Academy of Music, Solti hall.

2014 Two Fanfares for brass quintet, commissioned by the Liszt Academy of Music.

2013 Torn Out Pages for Symphony Orchestra, MA recital (thesis), premiered inMÜPA, Played by: Concerto Budapest, Conductor: Zsolt Serei.

2012 Second Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, premiere: At the Liszt Academy of Music, Semmelweis building.

2010 Hamlet: The Final Scene, short opera in one act with large chamber ensemble, commissioned by the opera department of University of Toronto, premiere: University of Toronto, MacMillan Theater.

2010 Suite for String Orchestra, premiere: Music Gallery, Toronto, played by CCMW string orchestra, conductor: Gary Kulesha.

2009 Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, premiere: University of Toronto, Walter Hall.

2009 My Life with the Seven Courses I Take for percussion ensemble and amplified sound effects, premiere: University of Toronto, Walter Hall.

2006 First Piano Sonata, premiere: University of Toronto, Walter Hall.

2016 Halj már meg!, feature film, orchestration, Hungary

2016 Földrengés Londonban, theater, orchestration, Hungarian Comedy Theater, Hungary. Worked with Gábor Presser and Péter Furák.

2015 The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy, composition and orchestration, USA.

2014 The Philosopher King, feature films, composition and orchestration, Canada and Sweden.

2013 Four in the Morning, short film, composition and orchestration, USA

2012 One Way, feature film, composition and orchestration, USA

2012 Mars Project, documentary, composition and orchestration, Canada

2011 The Incidental, feature film, composition and orchestration, Canada

2010 and before: short-, animated film soundtracks and other applied music composition works for such prestigious companies as Disney Interactive, THQ, composition and orchestration, Canada, USA

Founding member of Studio 5 contemporary music group. Other members: Varga Judit, Máté Bella, Árpád Solti and András Gábor Virágh.

Member of the Hungarian Composers Association.

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