Marta Sebestyén

UNESCO Artist for Peace, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

Since the birth of living under the spell of the music, through his mother, a music teacher – a former student of Kodály. In particular, the world of folk songs are grabbed, these performances have been as a child of talent noticed.

In the few domestic performers include home and around the world who represent the traditional Hungarian culture changes and no changes concerts revitalize collected by Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, now almost forgotten folk song tradition. His talent, skilled and magical creature original organ was inaugurated phenomenon. There is hardly a country where Marta Sebestyen had not represented the Hungarian culture, whether solo or fellow musicians. She sang in front of the Emperor of Japan, but the King of Spain and the British monarch is he acquainted the Hungarian folk songs. A real cultural ambassador for his country.

All Hungarian awards received, what an artist is obtainable, “Singer of the Year” (1984), “Franz Liszt Prize” (1991), “Kossuth Prize” (1999), “Prima Primissima Award” (2003), “Hungary Order of Merit Cross “(2005). In Italy, the Diploma alla Carriera and Chinciano Fellini Prize. He sang in the multi Oscar-award-winning “English Patient” c. film and Deep Forest Grammy-winning album of world music.

Major awards and honours:

  • 1974 – The Young Master of Folk Art
  • 1984 – Singer of the Year (Stephen King Rock Opera)
  • 1988 – Award of the Hungarian Culture
  • 1991 – Franz Liszt Prize
  • 1993 – Emerton Award
  • 1994 – The Republic of Hungary Order of Merit
  • 1996 – Grammy Award, World Music category, Deep Forest, La Boheme album
  • 1996 – Golden Giraffe
  • 1997 – Emerton Award of the Year Folk Singer
  • 1998 – International Inter Lyric Award
  • 1998 János Prize -Déri
  • 1998 – Oscar Award, best soundtrack and music motif “The English Patient” c. film
  • 1999 – Kossuth Prize
  • 1999 – Award for Budapest, the Hungarian folk song world famous for making
  • 2000 – Hungarian Arts Award
  • 2000 – Hungarian Heritage Award
  • 2003 – Prima Primissima Award, folk artist category
  • 2004 – Italian Culture Award for successful pályafutásért
  • 2004 – Honorary Citizen of the District I. 2004 – Italy’s cultural award for international success (PREMIO)
  • 2005 – Bulgarian Minister of Culture popularize the achievements of the Bulgarian
  • 2005 – Hungarian Order of Merit Cross
  • 2005 – Knight’s Cross of the Italian Republic
  • 2006 – Honorary Citizen of Kispest
  • 2007 – Hungarian Culture Followers
  • 2007 – honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
  • 2007 – Hungarian Freedom Award
  • 2007 -. St. Martin’s Prize
  • 2010 – UNESCO Artist for Peace in recognition
  • 2012 – Kölcsey memorial plaque
  • 2012 – corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
  • 2012 – Chain Award
  • 2013 – Regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts