Peter Gerendas

(Hungary

Peter is a Hungarian singer, guitarist, composer and lyricist.
Peter’s career in music started at the age of 18, when he joined Los Pachungos, a band founded by South American musicians. Two years later he founded his own group, the Lama. In the meantime, he regularly performed as an accompanist and later on as a guest artist at the concerts of other talents, while attending and graduating from the Vocal Jazz Faculty of the Budapest School of Music.

In 1983, Peter contributed as a session musician to the LGT’s six-week concert tour in England and then played as a member of a dance band in Norway between 1983 and 1987.
He launched a solo career after returning to Hungary, and won the Hungarian Television’s 1988 Song Contest with his hit Hobol vagyok (Made of snow).
He has published 17 cds.

Prizes:
1994: Liszt Prize (the highest music award in Hungary)
1999: Jeno Huszka Prize (Composer of the Year)
1999: eMeRTon Prize (Singer of the Year)
2001: Radnoti Prize (an award for anti-racism and outstanding achievement)
2004: Budapest Prize (for his unique compositions and remarkable achievements as a recording
and performing artist)
2008: Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (a class of the highest order
of merit in Hungary)