Gombos Laszlo

László Gombos


László Gombos, born in 1967, is a Hungarian musicologist. He studied piano, organ and music theory in Szombathely, graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 1990 (as a choral conductor) and in 1995 (in musicology); in 1995–98 he took part in the musicological PhD programme of the Liszt Academy. He taught music history at the University of Debrecen from 1998 to 2002, and since 1995 he has been a professor at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. Since 1994 he has been a member of the research staff at the Institute for Musicology  in Budapest, 1994–2001 at the 20th century department, 2002–2009 at the Ernő Dohnányi Archives and since 2009 at the Museum of Music History of the same institute. His main area of interest is Hungarian music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He published several books and hundreds of articles, made more than 30 exhibitions and hold lectures in all over Europe. He is president of the Jenő Hubay Foundation and the Budapest branch of the Hungarian Liszt Society. He has been awarded the Bence Szabolcsi-prize in 2018.