Ivan Erőd studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music with Pál Kadosa and Ferenc Szabó. He emigrated to Austria in 1956 and studied there at the Vienna Music Academy. Erőd's life had early tragedies, particularly his brother and grandparents being murdered at Auschwitz in 1944. He also fled Hungary after the events of 1956. From 1962 to 1968 he was solo répétiteur at the Wiener Staatsoper and the Wiener Festwochen. He married in 1969 and has five children. From 1967 to 1989 he taught music theory and composition at the Graz Musikhochschule, and later taught at the Vienna Music Academy. His students have included Rudolf Hinterdorfer, Georg Friedrich Haas and Gerhard Präsent. From 2004 to 2009 he was a teacher at Franz Liszt Academy of Music. His son, Adrian Eröd, is an opera singer at the Wiener Staatsoper. After the fall of Communism he purchased a farmhouse in Hungary.
Composition timpani and percussion requirements
Milchzahnlieder (Milktooth Songs)
No Timpani + 2 percussion
Tom tom, 3 temple bells, clash cymbals, tambourine, ratchet, xylophone, triangle, orchestral bass drum