Balint expresses himself through original compositions that range in style from musicals to pop, jazz to classical. Having created six original full-length stage musicals and dozens of other genre songs for stage, concerts, and studio recordings, he graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2012. He studied Musical Theater Composition and Conducting.
Born 1982 in Budapest, Hungary, he started playing piano at age 4. He began his professional career in the world of musical theater at age 17 when he moved to Paris. He worked first for Bastille Opera House in Paris with the musical director Scott Alan Prouty. He was the youngest contracted piano player ever in the history of Bastille Opera House. Balint also worked at the French Ballet Institute and in Chatelet. After he graduated from the Business College of Budapest (2006), he started his studies at Bela Bartok Conservatory in Budapest. Balint soon became involved in the theater world throughout Europe (Hungary, Belgium, Russia, Austria, France, Germany), thanks to the Dutch director Cornelius Baltus. During his work, he has earned wealth of experience in the world of mainstream musicals.
He’s an excellent sight –reader and frequently hired for playing at auditions. Balint worked for many productions and shows as a music director, pianist and orchestrator. While he is a musical theater composer, he also has a great passion for classical music. As a child, he was a member of the State Opera House in Hungary. He composed a big orchestral piece “Around the World in 12 Minutes”, a chamber orchestra piece “Little Chariot”, a piano trio volume “ Les Danses Diaboliques” and several choral pieces. At the age of 23, he composed and produced “Houdini The Musical” (2005 –lyrics by Mihaly Kal Pinter), followed soon thereafter by “Covershow” (2007 -lyrics by Attila Galambos), then “Why Don’t I Have a Girlfriend?” (2009 -lyrics by Lia Tamborra, Zoltan Papes), “Darlings of Broadway” (2011 -lyrics by Aimee Lynn Czura), and “Kobolds” (2012 –lyrics by Aimee Lynn Czura and Attila Galambos), a Halloween story. He co-wrote the music of Dangersparkle and the Lion (2013, by Lia Tamborra and Harry Einhorn) and Atlantis! The Final Hour (2013, by Lia Tamborra and Harry Einhorn), furthermore he wrote the music of The White Witch of Rosehall (2014 -lyrics by Bryan D. Leys).
During the summer (2011) Balint worked together with Michael Reed (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music Director) in St. Petersburg (Russia) for Roman Polanski’s production, “Dance of The Vampires”. In 2014 he music directed the China Tour of “I Love, You’re perfect…” Off –Broadway hit. He’s the resident music director/conductor of Fiddlehead Theatre Company in Boston and Dangerlion Productions in NYC.
Musical direction credits: Aida, I love you, you’re perfect…! (China Tour), A Little Princess, West Side Story, Oliver!, Assassins, Willy Wonka, Berklee Goes Broadway and Dangersparkle and the Lion.
Balint was hired to write the music for the next Gia Forakis and Company’s production -O.REX which opens in NYC in November 2014.
Balint graduated from Berklee College of Music (Boston) in 2012 and currently living in New York.
“His original compositions are replete with originality, grace, fun, and full-tilt character — a unique blend of big sound Broadway show music and old world traditions.”
Balint Varga, piano
1. Boston Etude No. 9 (Mimi)
3. Orex Prologue
5. A Childlike Smile
6. Boston Etude No. 2
7. Fatelessness Main Theme
9. Falling Grace