Farkas was first a pianist and studied at the Budapester music academy with Albert Sikós and Leó Weiner and went then to Rome to the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, where he became pupil of Ottorino Respighi. Afterwards it was active as a composer for Filmstudios in Vienna and Copenhagen, before it returned 1936 to Hungary. 1941 - 1944 he was a professor at the conservatoire Klaus castle, whose leader became he. 1949 he became a professor at the Budapester music academy, where he taught up to his retirement 1975. Among its pupils some the most important Hungarian composers of the second half 20 ranked there. Century (and. A. Attila Bozay, Zsolt Durkó, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Emil Petrovics, Zoltán Jeney and Sándor Szokolay).
- Jean Louis Matthey and András Farkas: Inventaire you fund musical Ferenc Farkas. Catalogue of the œuvres. Bibliothèque CAN-tonal et Universitaire, Département de la Musique, Lausanne 1979 (list of works)
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Hungarian composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||15. December 1905|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nagykanizsa|
|DYING DATE||10. October 2000|