Szabolcs Esztényi
Szabolcs Esztenyi – fot. Andrzej Glanda © ZKP

Szabolcs Esztényi


Composer, pianist, pedagogue and improviser of Hungarian origin. His relations with Poland began in the 1960s. Esztényi places particular emphasis on improvisation and its instillattion and propagation as the crucial aspect of composing activity. As a pianist he has often appeared in the world premieres of works written by Polish composers, and helped restore the music of Tomasz Sikorski to stages. Dominated by piano compositions, Esztényi’s own music focuses on the timbre and passing of sounds, and remains mostly contemplative and deeply personal on account of its links with the composer’s experience. (EC)

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Enigma? for piano

year of composition: 2012
duration of the piece: 20'
genre: solo works
programme edition: 2012/13
commission: Związek Kompozytorów Polskich
materials accessible until: 28 August 2016
recording accessible until: indefinitely


ENIGMA? for piano premiere, held on 13 May 2013 at The Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw.


Szábolcs Esztényi, piano

Oto intuitive audiovisual composition to Mariusz Wideryński’s photography, version for 4 improvising performers: musicians,and director of visual action

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 60'
genre: improvised
programme edition: 2013/14
commission: Polskie Towarzystwo Muzyki Współczesnej
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: indefinitely

composer / composers:

Jerzy Kornowicz
Włodek Pawlik
Szabolcs Esztényi


OTO intuitive audiovisual composition to Mariusz Wideryński’s photography premiere, held on 22 December 2013 at The Witold Lutosawski Concert Studio in Warsaw.


Mariusz Wideryński, visual performance
Jerzy Kornowicz, piano
Włodzimierz Pawlik, piano
Cezary Duchnowski, piano, electronics
Szábolcs Esztényi, piano