Born in Budapest, Pierre Csillag studied piano, composition and conducting at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest and then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. Parallel to music, he studied engineering and obtained a doctorate from the ENSEEIHT in Toulouse. He then worked as a teacher-researcher in three of Toulouse’s prestigious universities until his retirement.
Throughout his career as a teacher and researcher, Pierre Csillag kept a high-level musical activity. He was notably : musical director of the University of Toulouse Orchestra for 22 years, pianist in the Orchestre National du Capitole for about forty concerts, pianist accompanist notably in France and Hungary.
As a composer, he has written various pieces for voice, choir, string orchestra, chamber groups … A number of his pieces were edited in Hungary and the United States. He wrote the arrangements and orchestrations of the opera Orfeo (a creation conceived by Michel Fenasse-Amat on music by Vivaldi and other 18th century composers).