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Lajos Balogh

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Department of Art, Music and Creative Arts Therapies


MM, University of Oregon
BM, Liszt Academy of Music




Marylhurst Community Orchestra


Born and raised in Hungary, Lajos Balogh received his first violin lessons from his father at the age of 3 1/2. He settled in the United States in 1967, and has taught at Marylhurst University since then.

Lajos concertized as a soloist and chamber musician in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Her formerly served on the faculties of Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University.

Lajos is founding conductor and music director of the Portland Festival Symphony and the Marylhurst Youth Symphony. He is also  founder and conductor emeritus of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. He served as principal second violinist of the Oregon Symphony for 27 years.


Teachers at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest were Rados, Jardanyi, Szervanszky, Anton Molnar and Zoltan Kodaly

Further studies in Munich with Kurt Stiehler and in Hamburg with Tibor Varga

Professional Associations

Member of the American Federation of Musicians
Charter Member of the Beethoven Society, Munich, Germany


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