Benedek Istvánffy Composition Award

András Gábor Virágh had the prestigious honour to receive – the second time after 2015 – the Benedek Istvánffy COMPOSER AWARD in recognition of his Sinfonietta work written for orchestra,

which was premiered by Zugló Philharmonics in 2016 at the MüPa Palace of Arts.

The award named after the 18th-century composer Benedek Isvánffy has been granted by the Hungarian Composers’ Union since 1999 to recognize the work of composers under age 40.