László Bojtár
His life, his works

László Bojtár composer was born on 21. February 1926 in Mohács. He began to attend secondary grammar school in his native town. Later he continued his studies in the secondary grammar school of the Cistercian Order in Pécs named after Lajos Nagy where he graduated in 1944. After the Second World War he obtained his university certificate at the Faculty of Law at the University of Pécs.
One of his composition for organ was sent for review to Sebestén Pécsi, professor of the Academy of Music in 1948, who performed that piece in the Basilica of Budapest. From 1949 he worked as a Catholic parish choir master in his native town for 40 years. So he held firm to his activity during that period, although the ecclesiastical service counted not as a merit at that time.
It considered a milestone of his life that as a result of a Magnificat competition he got acquainted with Lajos Bárdos who guided his musical development.
In 1978 a piece of László Bojtár's works was brought out in a publication compiled as a result of a competition released by the Reformed Church on choral variations. In 1989 he won the "first prize for oeuvre" for his seven pieces of work for organ sent to the competition announced by St. Anne's Congregation in Miskolc. Six organ compositions of him were recorded to CD, played by dr. Lukács Áment, Benedictine priest.
The other main field of his activity as a composer was the folk musical setting. His works of this type are regularly broadcast in radio programmes. He composed several musical fairy tales for schools on Mohács. The most outstanding of them is the children's opera performed in 1967.
The material of two concerts was pubilshed in CD, which is also part of the broadcast of the Hungarian Radio. One of this concert CDs his Wind Quintet is played by the Concordia Wind Quintet from Budapest. The author's CD contains oboe-piano duets, choir and organ pieces, singing solos accompanied by chamber orchestra and the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, which can be considered as priceless worth.
He dedicated his choral compositions to choirs in Mohács, Pécs and Győr. His compositions for oboe and piano can be put partly in the category of folk song treatment and partly in that works influenced by folk songs.
The International Music Museum in London guards the collection of László Bojtár.
The collection of Institute of Musicology in Budapest contains his life work, too. His oeuvre is waiting  for treatment.
As a performer he was also given the possibility of playing music in the radio programmes of Budapest, Pécs and Novi Sad.
He was an enthusiastic researcher of teh cultural development in Mohács. It is indicated by three Academy awards, manuscript monograph paper in eight volumes and 300 newspaper articles published in the regional and county newpapers. In 1988 he obtained the 'Deserving Personality' medal from Baranya County and in 1993 he was awarded the honorary citizen title of town Mohács.
He died in 1995 in Mohács.