Péter Sziámi Müller
poet, musician, actor, has been working with Baltazar Theatre since 2008
Péter is a legendary figure of the Hungarian underground, and, at the same time, of mainstream Hungarian culture. As both a writer and a singer, he has been a part of bands such as URH, Kontroll-Csoport, Sziámi and And Friends. In the course of his career, he has worked on many theatrical performances and films; he has written, directed, and worked on TV both in Hungary and abroad. He considers himself a poet first of all – his poems have appeared in various Hungarian magazines, and have been translated into French and English. He was a founder and creative director of Hungary’s biggest music and cultural festival, Sziget, as well as the Bartók Plus International Opera Festival. He was also the strategic director of the Hungarian State Opera House.
He first came to the Baltazar Theatre in 2008, when he appeared in the play Stone’s Choice. Back then, the company made such a deep impression on him that he still regularly comes to work here – sometimes as an actor, sometimes a teacher. He even organised a representative concert for Baltazar in Budapest’s grand modern Concert Hall, Müpa, entitled Árad a szeretet – nemzeti minimum koncert (Love is Flowing – national minimum concert). Aside from the company’s actors, performers at the concert included the very best of the Hungarian popular music scene. Péter considers his joining Baltazar Theatre to be one of the best decisions of his life; to this day, Baltazar remains his favourite theatre. He is currently appearing in the plays Gruffalo, A Bright and Distant Future and Boys, Girls.