Árpád Könczei (* 1959) is originally from Marghita but now lives with his family in Budapest. He studied at the School of Music and the Music Academy in Cluj (1979-1983). Since 1977 he has been composing chamber music, for piano as well as works for orchestra. Between 1990 - 1992 he studied dance in Budapest. But he was active in Romania as a dancer and choreographer before that. Since 1995, for a period of ten years, he was the artistic coordinator of "Maros" ensemble of Târgu Mureş.
As a composer and choreographer he has already worked with many theatres in Romania and Hungary, including the "Tamási Aron" Theatre in Sfântu Gheorghe, the National Theatre in Cluj, the "Csiky Gergely" Hungarian Theatre in Timişoara and the Hungarian National Theatre in Budapest.