Árpád SOLTI was born in 1986, a Junior Prima Award-winning composer, pianist and organist, and a recognized figure in Hungarian and international music life. His art is characterized by knowledge and respect for traditions and the integration of innovative compositional techniques: gregorian, baroque, and jazz idioms fit well with elements of electronic club music (eg techno, dubstep) and progressive metal. He studied music in Budapest, Brussels and Gothenburg, currently lives in Gothenburg and is an organist of the Swedish Church in Borås.
In 2013, his one-act opera, La Violetta, was premiered by the Hungarian State Opera House. It is released on record.
His works have been performed by prominent figures of the music scene, such as the Hungarian National Philharmonic, Concerto Budapest, Pannon Philharmonic, Óbuda Danubia Orchestra, Budafoki Dohnányi Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Jénai Philharmonic Orchestra, Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, UMZE, the Kodály Choir in Debrecen and the Archbishop’s Boys Choir in Eger.
Árpád is also a member of the Studio 5 composition group, together with Máté Bella, Bence Kutrik, Roland Szentpáli, and András Gábor Virágh, they organize concerts with special themes and high attendance.
His works have so far been published in print by Editio Musica Budapest and Bo Ejeby Förlag.
In 2019, his first author’s album, Shut It Down, was released by MZK Publishing! On this record, Árpád’s musician friends Máté Bán, Péter Szűcs, Gergely Opauszki, Anastasia Rasvalyaeva, Gábor Palotás, András Derecskei and Veronika Harcsa have featured.
Árpád Solti is also active as a performer: he regularly performs as a pianist and organist in solo and chamber concerts. The Swedish label Lalliox has so far released three solo piano albums featuring the gems of Swedish romantic literature.