The Hungarian composer, Miklós Maros, is the son of the composer Rudolf Maros and the violinist Klára Molnár. He studied at the Béla Bartók Music Conservatoire in Budapest with Rezsö Sugár. From 1963 to 1967 he studied composition at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Ferenc Szabó. He continued his composition studies from 1968 to 1972 at the College of Music in Stockholm with Ingvar Lidholm and György Ligeti
Miklós Maros was a composition teacher at the Stockholm secondary school of music in Stockholm, (1971-1973), teacher at the Electronic Music Studio in Stockholm (EMS) (1971-1978), and lecturer in electronic music at the College of Music in Stockholm (1976-1980). In 1980-1981 he was a guest of the Berlin Artists Program of the German Academic Exchange Service in West Berlin. Since 1981, he is a dreelance composer.
Since 1971 his works have been performed London (ISCM - World music days), Zagreb (Biennale), concert and broadcast performances in Scandinavia, Europe, the USA, Canada, South America (Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Uruguay), Australia and Asia (Japan, South Korea).
Miklós Maros is also active as a conductor. In 1972 he and his wife, singer Ilona Maros, formed the chamber orchestra Maros Ensemble for the performance of contemporary music. The Ensemble has, among other works, performed c150 premieres of contemporary music in Scandinavia, Holland, Austria, Hungary and Germany. Besides the Maros Ensemble, he has directed the following ensembles and orchestras: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Györ Philhamonic Orchestra, Regionmusiken in Sweden, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, Kammersveit Reykjavikur, Stockholm Nya Kammarorkester, Umeå Sinfonietta, Komorni Ansambl Europhonie Zagreb.
From 1975 to 1980 Miklós Maros was Member of the board of the Society of Swedish composers, from 1981 to 1991 Vice-president of the Society of Swedish composers and since 1998 he is Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. In 1990 he received the Lifetime-Artists Award of the Swedish Government.
In addition to two operas, Miklós Maros composed many works for chamber ensembles, symphonic works, concertos and vocal works.
Stora Grusharpan (The Large Gravel Harp), opera (1982)
Neuter - Neuter, opera (2002)
Symphony No. 4 for orchestra (1998)
Sinfonia Concertante (Symphonie No. 3) for violin, cello, double bass and strings (1986)
Konzertmusik (Concert Music) for violin, viola and chamber ensemble (1992)
Violasonata for viola and live electronics (1970)
Glädjebud (Good Tidings) for trumpet, violin and viola (1971)
An Arty-and-crafty Lilt for alto, viola (or cello) and piano (1976)
Diptychon for viola and organ (1979)
Partite for viola and piano (1991)
Claris for clarinet, viola and piano (1994)
Confabulation for flute, viola and guitar (1997)