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He was born on February 26, 1991 in Budapest. During his high school studies, he studied music theory at Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, as well as church music, organ and choir conducting at Zoltán Kodály Hungarian Choir School. After that he studied at Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest, where he received several certificates: in 2015 BA in Orchestral and Choral Conducting with highest honours, in 2019 MA in Choral Conducting with hightest honours, in also 2019  TMA in Music Education with outstanding qualification. In 2017 and 2019 he studied a semester each at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin with Erasmus scholarship. From September 2020, he is a doctoral student at Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

He participated several times in the Rezső Lantos National Competition for Young Conductors, where in 2014 he won the special prize of the Hungarian Kodály Society, in 2015 he won the II. award and the Audience Award, in 2016 he won the 1st prize. In November 2019 he received a special prize at the Jāzeps Vītols International Faculty Leadership Competition in Latvia.

He has cooperated with several Hungarian symphony orchestras, including the Danube Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra and the Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra. Since 2011 he is one of the organists of Saint Anne Church, Budapest, and the conductor of the church's Youth Orchestra.

He has conducted the Hungarian National Choir, the Hungarian Radio Choir, the New Franz Liszt Chamber Choir and the Angelica Female Choir, as well as foreign choirs such as the Philharmonic Chor Berlin, the Consortium Vocale Berlin and the Akademischer Kammerchor Uppsala.

He was an active participant at masterclasses of Péter Eötvös, Gary Graden, Stefan Parkman, György Vashegyi, Eric Whitacre and Zoltán Kocsis-Holper.

In the season 2017-18 he was the Chief Conductor of Bartók Female Choir in Szeged. Since 2019 he is a lecturer at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Since 2022 he has been the Chief Conductor of Saint Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest.

Dávid Farkasházi