Bence Farkas is a Hungarian composer, musical director, and instructor at the composition department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, as well as at the film departments of Eötvös Loránd University and Budapest Metropolitan University. He primarily engages in composing music for films and theater productions, having also completed the symphonic orchestrations and musical direction for numerous major motion pictures. In 2020, he was awarded in the film music category of the autumn music competition at the Palace of Arts.
On the evening of November 8th in Budapest, at the Westend City Center, the full-length documentary film titled “Cirkusztestvérek” directed by Glória Halász was also presented. As viewers of the film, we are not only granted insight into the unique and enclosed world of performing arts but also get to familiarize ourselves with the literal and metaphorical journey undertaken by the children. Emotionally stirring and simultaneously instructive human stories are unveiled before us.
International Cello Competition
For the opening ceremony of the 10th International David Popper Cello Competition, Bence Farkas composed a new piece for five cellos and string orchestra.
Clayton Henderson’s film titled “Clownfish” won the Founder’s Circle award at the Louisiana Film Prize. Cast: Josh Munds, Melissa Munds, Chris Alan Evans, SheilaVA
Music: Bence Farkas
Athletics World Championships
The composer and orchestrator of the closing event of the 2023 Athletics World Championships in Budapest was Bence Farkas.
Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light
Farkas Bence served as the music director for Filip Posivac’s European co-production film titled “Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light,” and the composer is credited with the original music for several scenes.
Witold Gombrowicz envisioned his work titled “Operetka” to be filled with music, yet he wrote it without any official music; essentially, new music is created for each production. The music for the 2022 performance in Odorheiu Secuiesc was composed by Bence Farkas.
Louisiana Film Prize
The music for the award-winning short film “Addie And The Lightning Bugs,” recognized by the American Louisiana Film Prize and the Oscar-qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival, was composed by a Hungarian composer, Bence Farkas.
Hungary National Day, 2022
Hungarian National Day
For the opening ceremony on August 20, 2022, Bence Farkas composed a symphonic orchestral overture, as well as accompanying music for several scenes of the procession.
Bartók Theatre, 2022
Premiere of a new dance performance “Máskép(p)”, directed by Imola Tőkés, music by Bence Farkas
István Örkény Theatre, 2022
Premiere of a new performance, based on Robin Hanson’s theory, written and directed by Mihály Schwechtje, music by Bence Farkas
Instructor: Liszt Academy of Music
Since 2021, Bence Farkas has been instructing in the composition department at the Liszt Academy of Music.
2020 – 2021 / Movies
In addition to composing he also works as musical director / arranger for media productions and feature films. (Lajko – Gypsy in Space, Tall Tales, Cream, Captives, The Story of My Wife, The Grandson)
2020 / 2021 – pop
He participated in the development of several Hungarian pop bands’ “Symphonic Live” events.
Live Session @ BLEND
In 2020, Bence Farkas received an invitation to conduct a live scoring session before a live audience as part of the BLEND 2020 program.
He completed his Master’s Degree in 2019 with excellent qualifications at Liszt Academy of Music. It is here that he was under the tutelage of Judit Varga and Hollywood film composer Adam Balazs, in the areas of contemporary music, applied composition, orchestration and film scoring.
2008 – 2014
After ten years of studying piano at music school, Bence Farkas relocated to Budapest, where, for six years, he studied sound and electrical engineering, in parallel with music.
2000 – 2008
He commenced his piano pedagogy at the age of six, under the famous Kodály Method.
18 May, 1993
Bence Farkas was born in the town of Várpalota in Hungary, the third child of László Farkas (violinist) and Marianna Szász (music theory teacher)