Music was and is an essential part of daily life in Hungary.

Sir Georg Solti

Lotz Trio instrument demonstration and lecture

27 October 2014

Bratislava-based Lotz Trio is holding an instrument demonstration and lecture on basset horns on 17 November 2014 (Mon) 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room X of the Liszt Academy.


The lecture is open for anyone interested and it is free of charge, but registration is necessary at orosz.dora[at]

The lecture is followed by the Trio's performance on historical instruments starting at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Old Academy building (1064 Budapest, 35 Vörösmarty Street).

The concert is also entry free.


Lotz Trio performs on replicas of basset horns made by a phenomenal instrument maker Theodor Lotz from Pressburg and Vienna. The ensemble endeavours to follow up with popular wind harmonias from the 18th century. The repertory of the Lotz Trio ensemble is formed by original music called by a German name Harmoniemusik. It is presented predominantly by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music, nevertheless, the ensemble performs also music by other Central-European composers – Georg Druschetzky, Anton Stadler, Vojtech Nudera, Johann Josef Rösler and Anton Wolanek. An attractive part of the repertory of the ensemble is formed by period arrangements of selected numbers from Mozart's operas Magic Flute, Figaro Wedding, Don Giovanni.

On debut CD (2008) Lotz Trio recorded five new pieces by contemporary Slovak composers - Martin Burlas, Marián Lejava, Daniel Matej, Boško Milakovič and Marek Piaček. In 2009 Lotz Trio has issued first complete recording of the Druschetzky's Divertissement Pour Trois Cors de Bassett. While performing traditional repertory, the ensemble is guided by principles of period performing practice. Lotz Trio is a regular performer at European music festivals at home as well as abroad.

Members of the ensemble:

Robert Šebesta - basset horn I

Ronald Šebesta – basset horn II

Sylvester Perschler – basset horn III