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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Balint is a NY-based composer, conductor, orchestrator and immigration advocate. He started playing piano at age 4. At 17, he moved to Paris where he started his first professional work at the Bastille Opera House. First, he graduated from Béla Bartók Jazz Conservatory, later he moved to America and studied composition and conducting at Berklee College of Music. His work has been performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Symphony Hall, Strathmore, Joe’s Pub. He received his US Green Card for extraordinary abilities based on his achievements in his field.

Notable writing credits: Yasuke – The Black Samurai, d’ILLUSION – The Houdini Musical, Hypatia and the Heathens, Reflections, Where We Rush To Disappear, Why Don’t I Have A Girlfriend? He’s a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the Lehman Engel BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop. Balint also collaborated on Broadway workshops such as Elton John’s Tammy Faye, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell, Mariah Carey’s Christmas Show, and Forest Whitaker’s Benefit Concert. He wrote special choral arrangements for Josh Groban.