János Bálint flutist was born in 1961 in Hungary. He graduated from Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 1984. After graduating he was given further education by András Adorján. He won many awards at international competitions at that time (Ancona, Leipzig). He was the solo flutist of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra between 1981 - 1991. In 1998, he was the Artistic director at Auer Sommer Academy and in 1999 he established and become a president of Doppler Music Institute in Hungary.
Since 2000 he is a solo flutist of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1986 he became a soloist of the Cziffra Foundation and his international career was started. He has performed at the most important European festivals and concert halls (London, Paris, Bratislava, Roma, Assisi, Moscow, Helsinki, Salzburg, Budapest). He has also performed in Israel and the United States. He has performed with partners like Ruggero Ricci, Gervase de Peyer, Pierre Pierlot, Miklos Perenyi, Alain Marion, Maxence Larrieu, Georges Cziffra, Tamás Vásáry, Zoltán Kocsis András Adorján, Ransom Wilson and Jean Claude Gerard and with ensembles and orchestras like the English Chamber Orchestra, the Radio Orchestra of Bratislava, "The European Soloists from Luxembourg" Chamber orchestras, Kodáy and Bartok Quartett and with the most important Hungarian symphony and chamber orchestras.
He regularly makes radio and TV recordings and takes part in live concerts transmitted by the media. He has made recordings with the Nexos Hungarian Hungaroton (5 CD's) and with the German Capriccio company (12 CD's). Two of this CD's had a specially big success (transcriptions of Paganim and Mendelssohn concertos). New CD with Zoltán Kocsis - Schubert, C.Franck, Dvosor. He has regularly judged at important international flute and chamber music competitions (Hungary, Yugoslavia, USA, Itaia, Poland, Austria, Rumania, Japan). His publications are issued by the Accord Company.
Mr. Balint teaches at Accademia Flautistica (Imola) and Hochshule fuer Musik (Detmold) and his students have received 20 prizes by International Competitions. He does 8-10 master classes a year all over the world and he has a wide repertory (the whole flute literature) from baroque to contemporary including more than a thousand pieces. Performing about 100-120 pieces from this repertory a year, these pieces include concertos, pieces with orchestra, with strings, guitar, harp, piano and voice. To make this wide repertory richer he often makes transcriptions. Many contemporary composers have written pieces for him and he got awards for the interpretation of these pieces.
Here is a sample of Mr. Balint performing the Roumanian Folk Dances