He was born in 1941 in Budapest. After studying at Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, he graduated as a teacher of percussion instruments and solfeggio in 1962. Between 1960 and 1969 he was a member of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra as leader tympanist and regularly performed in the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera as well. After getting his conductor and music theory teacher degree in 1971, he took part at a conductor course in Rome and Venice. Since 1969 he has conducted the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera; between 1990 and 1993 he filled the position of music director at the Opera House. From 1988 to 1997 he was the art director of the MATÁV (today T-Com) Orchestra, and filled the same position at the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra between 1997 and 2009. In 2008 he was awareded with Alternative Kossuth Prize. He was selected as a life member of the Opera House and received Liszt Award and Artist of Merit award. Recently he works as associate professor at Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. In March of 2011 he received Kossuth Prize; in December of 2016 he became a Prima Primissima Award laurate.