Born in Hungary , Dénes Ludmány graduated in 1999 with professor Sándor Nagy at the Music Acadmy Franz Liszt of Budapest. Between 1999 and 2005, he completed his studies at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with professors Thomas Riebl and Veronika Hagen. He also attended, between 2000-2002, the Academy of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, with professor Albrecht Rohde.
He has been winner of several top prizes and awards at different competitions, such as the 1995 International Viola Competition of Debrecen, Hungary, the 2002 International Viola Competition of Bled, Slovenia, and the 2004 Raiffeisen Classic Prize.
Professionally, he has worked as the Principal Violist of the Salzburger Chamber Soloists as well as with the Camerata Salzburg. He has been soloist of the “Young Artists International” in the United States and worked as the viola player of the Austrian Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ÖENM). Between 2007 and 2011 he was member of the spanish Quiroga Quartet, with his ensemble Ludmany travelled through Europe and visited several countries in North- and South-America and Asia.
He feels to be dedicated to support contemporary music, as a soloist and with others as well. Worth noting is a CD recording of works of contemporary bavarian composers. An honor is Simone Fontanelli’s work “Denes” for solo-viola dedicated to him, which he premiered in the “Debrecen Autumn” festival in 2008. Between 2002 and 2004 he was regularly invited to perform in the Society of Contemporary Bavarian Composers. 2011 Ludmany returned to Hungary, and was invited to be professor for viola in the Conservatory Superior in Zaragoza. From 2012 he is principal violist of the Hungarian National Operahouse, and recently won the audition to the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2017 Ludmany is violist of the Sziget Quartet (with Haruka Nagao, Nóra Stankowsky – violins and Richard Rózsa – Cello), which had its debut in Budapest with tremendous success in March 2018 playing Beethovens Quartet in E flat major, op. 127.