It was not only in the institutional performance of opera in Hungary that Ferenc Erkel played a critical role, he was also responsible for organising the first Hungarian orchestra. And it was from the orchestra that first started operating at the Hungarian Theatre of Pest (later the National Theatre) in January 1838 that the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra evolved, making it more than 180 years old. They presented Erkel's first opera, Bátori Mária, and have been involved in the overwhelming majority of Hungary's opera premieres.

Gergely Popa
Orchestral director


Elina Harsányi
concertmaster


Galina Danyilova
orchestra member, concertmaster, Chamber Artist of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (2016/2017)


Alexandre Anatolii Dimcevski
orchestra member, concertmaster


Ernő Kállai
orchestra member, concertmaster


Ágnes Soltész Kovács
orchestra member, concertmaster


concertmaster
orchestra member, concertmaster


Anikó Ecseki
orchestra member, principal first violin


Ferenc Keskeny
orchestra member, principal first violin


Imola Rajka
orchestra member, principal first violin


Magdolna Závodszky Tomsicsné
orchestra member, principal first violin


Anna Bánfalvi
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Tamás Bíró
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Beatrix Bugony
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Hajnalka Csikós
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Sára Katalin Deák
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Péter Foskolos
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Károly Gál
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Andrea Haffner
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Éva Hartenstein
orchestra member, first violin tutti


István Horváth
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Noémi Huszár
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Márta Kisfaludy
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Ibolya Igaz Kiss
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Judit Kovács
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Zsuzsanna Laskay-Monoki
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Zsófia Molnár Maros
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Zita Novák
orchestra member, first violin tutti


László Nyuli
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Éva Paul
orchestra member, first violin tutti


József Rácz
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Ludmila Romanovskaya
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Manuéla Simon
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Johanna Tóth Kiss
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Enikő Tury
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Gabriella Ürmösi Farkas
orchestra member, first violin tutti


Áron Dóczi
orchestra member, principal second violin


Patrícia Fahidi
orchestra member, principal second violin


Nóra Németh
orchestra member, principal second violin


Zsuzsanna Bákor
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Ernő Balogh
orchestra member, second violin tutti


András Báthori
orchestra member, second violin


Anna Bereczky
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Katalin Fenyő
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Ferenc Gazdag
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Nagy Lilla Gulyás
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Dóra Hargitai
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Ádám Kiss
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Éva Terman Kozári
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Miklós Liptai
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Orsolya Márton
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Dávid Molnár
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Sándor Molnár
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Mónika Müller
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Ágnes Nagy
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Tícia Puskás
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Tamás Rigó
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Béla Sárközi
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Anna Mária Svantek
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Géza Szajkó
orchestra member, second violin tutti


András Tallián
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Elvira Vucurevic
orchestra member, second violin tutti


Veronika Botos
orchestra member, Solo viola


Anita Inhoff
orchestra member, principal viola


Péter Kondor
orchestra member, principal viola


Csaba Babácsi
orchestra member, viola tutti


Gabriella Bartis-Gémesi
orchestra member, viola tutti


Zsuzsanna Belényi
orchestra member, viola tutti


Blanka Beáta Bozzay
orchestra member, viola tutti


Mónika Bódi Bán
orchestra member, viola tutti


Szilvia Hamar-Kovács
orchestra member, viola tutti


Éva Kóra
orchestra member, viola tutti


Attila Kovács
orchestra member, viola tutti


Attila Lukács
orchestra member, viola tutti


Balázs Mészáros
orchestra member, viola tutti


Antal Molnár
orchestra member, viola tutti


Kornélia Sidló
orchestra member, viola tutti


Jenő Sörös
orchestra member, viola tutti


Balázs Tóth
orchestra member, viola tutti


Mátyás Török
orchestra member, viola tutti


Zsófia Winkler
orchestra member, viola tutti


Balázs István
orchestra member, cello tutti


Endre Balog
orchestra member, principal cello, Chamber Artist of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (2015/2016)


Eszter Baráti
orchestra member, cello tutti


Hosung Chung
orchestra member, cello tutti


Péter Dóczi
orchestra member, cello tutti


János Fejérvári
orchestra member, cello tutti


Ágnes Fodor
orchestra member, cello tutti


Béla Gál
orchestra member, cello tutti


Dénes Karasszon
orchestra member, cello tutti


Gábor Magyar
orchestra member, cello tutti


Anita Miskolczi
orchestra member, cello tutti


Domonkos Nagy
orchestra member, cello tutti


László Pólus
orchestra member, Solo cello


Ildikó Rönkös
orchestra member, cello tutti


Anikó Sabján
orchestra member, cello tutti


Endre Stankowsky
orchestra member, principal cello


Tibor Zacher Wambach
orchestra member, cello tutti


Péter Boldoghy Kummert
orchestra member, principal double bass


Péter Bucherna
orchestra member, principal double bass


Gergely Godár
orchestra member, double bass tutti


Dinah Hew Sing Ying
orchestra member, double bass tutti


Dávid Hornyák
orchestra member, principal double bass


Alajos H. Zováthi
orchestra member, principal double bass, Chamber Artist of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (2017/2018)


Péter Kőszegi
orchestra member, double bass tutti


Csaba Magyar
orchestra member, double bass tutti


Attila Miklós
orchestra member, double bass tutti


Zoltán Miklós
orchestra member, double bass tutti


László Nyári
orchestra member, double bass tutti


Lóránt Patay
orchestra member, double bass tutti


Gábor Szántó
orchestra member, double bass tutti


Dóra Gjorgjevic Ács
orchestra member, second flute


Evelin Balog
orchestra member, first flute


Máté Bán
orchestra member, second flute


Zsófia Katalin Biró
orchestra member, first flute


Zsuzsanna Ittzés
orchestra member, second flute


Márta Kunszeri
orchestra member, second flute


Krisztina Molnár
orchestra member, second flute


Bernadett Nagy
orchestra member, second flute


János Rácz
orchestra member, first flute


Kata Scheuring
orchestra member, first flute


Csilla Somogyvári Somodi
orchestra member, second flute


Zsuzsanna V. Menyhárt
orchestra member, first flute


Nóra Baráth
orchestra member, second oboe


Mónika Csonka
orchestra member, second oboe


József Erős
orchestra member, second oboe


Eszter Horváth
orchestra member, second oboe


Fruzsina Káli-Fonyódi
orchestra member, first oboe


Csenge László
orchestra member, second oboe


Ottó Rácz
orchestra member, first oboe


Nóra Salvi
orchestra member, first oboe


Krisztina Szélpál
orchestra member, first oboe


Gábor Galavics
orchestra member, first clarinet


Sándor Kiss
orchestra member, first clarinet, Chamber Artist of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (2019/2020)


Balázs Rumy
orchestra member, first clarinet


Beáta Várnai
orchestra member, first clarinet


Péter Csongár
orchestra member, second clarinet


Zsolt Mersei
orchestra member, second clarinet


András Péter Novák
orchestra member, second clarinet


Csaba Pálfi
orchestra member, second clarinet


Gergely Parlagi
orchestra member, second clarinet


Bálint Fábry
orchestra member, first bassoon


Zoltán László Kovács
orchestra member, first bassoon, composer


Bálint Mohai
orchestra member, first bassoon


Judit Polonkai
orchestra member, first bassoon


József Bánfi
orchestra member, second bassoon


Ágnes Breszka
orchestra member, second bassoon


László Hunyadi
orchestra member, second bassoon


Aladár Tüske
orchestra member, second bassoon


János Pál Benyus
orchestra member, first French horn


Valentin Eschmann
orchestra member, first French horn


Péter Lakatos
orchestra member, first French horn


Bálint Tóth
orchestra member, first French horn


Gábor Tóth
orchestra member, first French horn, Chamber Artist of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (2018/2019)


András Balogh
orchestra member, second French horn


Tamás Gáspár
orchestra member, second French horn


Lehel Rónai
orchestra member, second French horn


Gábor Szabó
orchestra member, second French horn


Gergely Baráth
orchestra Member, third French horn


dr. Sándor Endrődy
orchestra Member, third French horn


István Flammer
orchestra Member, third French horn


János Leiter
orchestra Member, third French horn


Balázs Tóth
orchestra Member, third French horn


Gábor Kun
orchestra member, fourth French horn


Marcell Megyery
orchestra member, fourth French horn


Tamás Melega
orchestra member, fourth French horn


Zsolt Végh
orchestra member, fourth French horn


Zsolt Czeglédi
orchestra member, first trumpet


dr. László Bence Horváth
orchestra member, first trumpet


Tibor Király
orchestra member, first trumpet


Mihály Könyves-Tóth
orchestra member, first trumpet


Balázs Winkler
orchestra member, first trumpet


Ferenc Ács
orchestra member, second trumpet


dr. Tamás János Dávida
orchestra member, second trumpet


Bence Kirsch
orchestra member, second trumpet


Csaba Nagy
orchestra member, second trumpet


István Sztán
orchestra member, second trumpet


Zakó Norbert
orchestra member, third trombone


Csaba Bencze
orchestra member, first trombone


János Sutyák
orchestra member, first trombone


Tibor Ujj
orchestra member, first trombone


Balázs Kovács
orchestra member, second trombone


Róbert Lugosi
orchestra member, second trombone


Sándor Szabó
orchestra member, second trombone


Lajos Fülöp
orchestra member, third trombone


Mariann Szakszon
orchestra member, third trombone


Gábor Adamik
orchestra member, tuba


Bálint Keresztesi
orchestra member, tuba


Miklós Wrchovszky
orchestra member, tuba


Júlia Szilvásy Boros
orchestra member, harp


Ágnes Peták Juhász
orchestra member, harp


Beáta Simon
orchestra member, harp


Attila Csige
orchestra member, timpani


László Juhász
orchestra member, timpani


Miklós Kovács
orchestra member, timpani


Ádám Balázs Maros
orchestra member, timpani


András Császár
orchestra member, percussion


Gusztáv Péter Cser
orchestra member, percussion


Attila László
orchestra member, percussion


Roland Nagy
orchestra member, percussion


Gáspár Szente
orchestra member, percussion


János Tóth
orchestra member, percussion


Zoltán Vámosi
orchestra member, percussion


János Balázs
pianist


Mihály Berecz
Pianist


Jana Boušková
Harp artist


Gabriel Dobner
Pianist


Alexander Gavrylyuk
Pianist


Sofya Gulyak
Pianist


Ivett Gyöngyösi
Pianist


Hiromi Kikuchi
Violinist


Hartmut Höll
Pianist


Peter Jablonski
Pianist


Ken Hakii
Viola tutti


Peter Valentovic
Pianist, conductor