The Kossuth Prize (Hungarian : Kossuth-díj) is a state-sponsored award in Hungary, named after the Hungarian politician and revolutionist Lajos Kossuth. The Prize was established in 1948 (on occasion of the centenary of the March 15th revolution, the day on which it is still handed over every year) by the Hungarian National Assembly, to acknowledge outstanding personal and group achievements in the fields of science, culture and the arts, as well as in the building of Socialism in general.
In 1950s the award was given to Gabor Bela Fodor for his contributions in the field of Chemistry as the prize was given to selected scientists. Since 1963, the domain was restricted to culture and the arts. Today, it is regarded as the most prestigious cultural award in Hungary, and is awarded by the President.
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Ernő Rubik is a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including the Rubik's Cube (1974), Rubik's Magic, Rubik's Magic: Master Edition, and Rubik's Snake.
Péter Nádas is a Hungarian writer, playwright, and essayist.
The Hungarian Music Awards have been given to artists in the field of Hungarian music since 1992. The award categories are similar to Grammy Awards in the United States and Brit Awards in the United Kingdom.
Éva Szörényi was a Kossuth Prize-winning actress of the Hungarian National Theatre. Her acting career started in the early 1930s playing leading roles in over 20 motion pictures, a result of which she quickly became famous and beloved by the Hungarian people. Her voice also was heard frequently on the radio.
Gergely Bogányi is a Hungarian pianist. Coming from a musical family, Gergely Bogányi is one of the youngest pianists to have won the Kossuth Prize, becoming one of the leading pianists of his generation.
Ferenc Bán is a Hungarian architect, one of the foremost in the progressive design movement, emblematic figure of eastern Hungarian building. He was born in Tokaj, Hungary. His Tokaj home is an icon of building in the countryside.
Kati Kovács, is a Ferenc Liszt and Kossuth Award-winning Hungarian pop-rock singer, performer, lyricist and actress.
Erzsébet Szőnyi, also Erzsébet Szilágyi, was a Hungarian composer and music teacher. Her works encompass symphonic compositions, chamber music works, art songs, and oratorios. She also wrote numerous stage works including eight operas.
Péter Kovács may refer to:
Zsuzsa Koncz is a Hungarian pop singer, whose lyrics were sometimes highly critical of the country's pre-1990 political system.
Peter Andrew Sherwood is a British Professor of Linguistics, who was born in Hungary, and left the country with his family after 1956. He is a writer, editor, translator and lexicographer and as the Laszlo Birinyi Sr., Distinguished Professor in Hungarian Language and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Imre Sinkovits was a Hungarian actor.
The Good Neighborhood and Understanding Award is an award, which was established by Hungarian foreign minister Kinga Göncz and Slovak foreign minister Ján Kubiš on 15 December 2008. It is given for those Slovak and/or Hungarian individuals or organizations, who work the most for the co-operation of the two nations. The aim of the award is to deepen the good relationship of the two countries. It awards also a cash prize of €2,000 and a certification. The award is given in Budapest and Bratislava by turns. This award is important in those days, when there is a crisis between Slovakia and Hungary.
Pál Lukács was a Hungarian viola virtuoso, concert and recording artist, and music educator.
Kálmán Balogh is a Hungarian cimbalom player and leader of Kalman Balogh's Gypsy Cimbalom Band.
Hédi Temessy was a Hungarian actress. Active for over 50 years, she appeared on stage, in films, and on television. Her significant roles include playing Márta in Gergely Csiky's The Grandmother.
The Attila József Prize is an annually awarded Hungarian literary prize for excellence in the field of belles-lettres. It was first resented in 1950 in honour of the poet Attila József. Another major Hungarian literary prize is the Kossuth Prize.
Katalin Keserü is a Hungarian award-winning artist and professor emeritus in the Department of Art History at Eötvös Loránd University. From 2000 to 2006 she was managing director of the Ernst Museum in Budapest.
András Kertész is a Hungarian linguist, professor, full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the philosophy of linguistics, theoretical linguistics and foundational problems of syntax, semantics and pragmatics. He works both in Hungary and around the world, and has published in English, German and Hungarian.
Dénes Kovács was a Hungarian classical violinist and academic teacher, described as "pre-eminent among Hungarian violinists". He won the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition in 1955. In his career as a soloist and recording artist, he premiered and recorded the works of 20th-century Hungarian composers, and was also noted for his recordings of Bartók and Beethoven. From 1967 to 1980, he headed the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary's principal music college. He received many national awards including the Kossuth Prize (1963).