UCF Music Department
Laszlo - Marosi

Laszlo - Marosi

  • Associate Professor

lmarosi@ucf.edu
407-823-5002
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Campus Location: PACM235
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Laszlo Marosi was born in Sarvar, Hungary. His musical education began at the age of five, and continued at the Music Gymnasium, where he majored on both piano and trombone. He studied conducting at the Liszt Academy of Music with Tamas Breitner, the director of the Pecs Opera. From 1982 to 1997 Marosi worked as the conductor of the Hungarian Central Army Orchestra. During this period he recorded a number of works by Liszt and several contemporary Hungarian composers. He also conducted his ensemble for radio and television productions and toured with the group throughout Europe. His book, The History of the Military Music in Hungary from 1741-1945 was published in 2011.

For twelve years he taught conducting at the Liszt Teacher Training College, Budapest. In 1993, he was asked to serve as conductor and artistic director of the professional Budapest Symphonic Band, in addition to his responsibilities as the conductor of the Liszt Academy Wind Orchestra. These ensembles produced several commercial CD recordings for leading European companies, including Hungaroton.

Between 1989 and 1994, Marosi conducted more than fifty performances annually with the Budapest State Operetta Theater Orchestra. He was invited to guest conduct the Matav Symphony Orchestra, and toured Europe with the Strauss Symphony Orchestra (1996 and 1998).

As guest conductor, lecturer and adjudicator he has appeared throughout Europe, Israel, England, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, and the United States.

Following his professional career in Hungary, he matriculated to Florida State University, where he earned a M.M. in Conducting and a Ph.D. in Music Education with James Croft and Philip Spurgeon. He frequently conducted the University Symphony Orchestra, including acclaimed performances of the music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Shulamit Ran. As Visiting Professor, Dr. Marosi served as Associate Conductor of the FSU Wind Orchestra during the 2002-03 academic year.

For his contributions to Hungarian contemporary music, he was twice awarded the Artisjus prize by the Hungarian Composers Union. In 1997, he was awarded the FAME prize for his international conducting activities.

At UCF, Dr. Marosi teaches conducting classes.

Research Interests

Conducting Pedagogy
Wind Music History

Selected Publications

Books

  • History of Military Music in Hungary. Budapest: Editio Musica Budapest, 2015.
  • Frigyes Hidas - Amicus Auctoris, Germany - 2015

Articles/Essays

  • Article about Hungarian musicologist Zoltan Falvy - IGEB magazine - 2017

Recordings

  • The Audacity of Hope - CD - Star Music Publishing, Germany - 2017
  • Ferenc Farkas - Music for Wind Ensemble - Toccata Classics, UK - 2017
  • "i3" Marosi-Szepesi-Szentpali - Star Music Publishing, Germany - 2015
  • "Heroes" - premier recording of Antonio Ruiz-Pipo Guitar Concerto - nuevavenecia.com - 2015

Creative Publications

  • 1914 Tarnawka-Krasnik-Battle March by Joseph Strizl - arrangement - Star Music Publishing, Germany - 2014

Awards

Roger Bobo Award - 2016
Peace Ambassador Award - 2016
RIA - 2012

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80138 MUG3104 Basic Conducting Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM Available
No Description Available
81447 MUG6106 Advanced Conducting Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Available
No Description Available
80532 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80406 MUL2010 Enjoyment of Music Face2Face M,W,F 10:30AM - 11:20AM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10819 MUG3104 Basic Conducting Face2Face Tu,Th 11:00AM - 11:50AM Available
No Description Available
10656 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10730 MUL2010 Enjoyment of Music Face2Face M,W,F 9:30AM - 10:20AM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80165 MUG3104 Basic Conducting Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM Available
No Description Available
81634 MUG6106 Advanced Conducting Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Available
No Description Available
80567 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80439 MUL2010 Enjoyment of Music Face2Face M,W,F 9:30AM - 10:20AM Available
No Description Available

Updated: Jun 15, 2018

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