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István Kertész

Born: 28-Aug-1929
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 16-Apr-1973
Location of death: Herzliya, Israel
Cause of death: Accident - Drowning

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: Hungary
Executive summary: Hungarian operatic conductor

Father: Miklos Kertész (d. 1938 appendicitis)
Mother: Margit Muresian
Sister: Vera
Wife: Edith Gabry (soprano, m. 10-Sep-1951, until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Gabor
Son: Peter
Daughter: Katarin

    High School: Kölcsey Gymnasium (1947)
    University: Royal Academy of Music Budapest (1953)
    University: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

    London Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor (1965-68)
    Cologne Opera Music Director (1964-73)
    Augsburg Opera Music Director (1958-63)
    Budapest Opera Conductor (1955-57)
    Györ Philharmonic Principal Conductor (1953-55)
    Naturalized German Citizen


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