...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Dr. Zsolt Szatmári

Dr. Zsolt Szatmári

School for Exceptional Young Talents, Woodwind and Brass Department

Clarinet as Main Subject

Born:1968, Miskolc
 
Academic degree, university professor: professor
 
Subjects: Clarinet, Orchestral Parts Practice
 
Studies:
Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Miskolc
1986-1991: Franz Liszt Academy of Music (he graduated with honours) – professor: Béla Kovács
2013: Doctos of Liberal Arts
 
Teaching activities:
Since 1993: Franz Liszt Academy of Music


Invited lecturer, master classes:
Ha has given master classes in Dublin (Ireland), Urbana (Illinois, USA), Sapporo (Japan) and Israel.

 
Major concerts:
He has given individual concerts in numerous countries of Europe, as well as at the Budapest Spring Festival.
He is a regular performer in the broadcastings of the Hungarian Radio.
He has worked with many world renowned conductors: Sir Georg Solti, Yehudi Menuhin, Charles Dutoit, Eliahu Inbal, Ádám Fischer, Iván Fischer, Péter Eötvös, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi.
As a soloist, he participated in concerts of the Salieri Chamber Orchestra, the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, the Szeged Symphony Orchestra, the Danubia Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Pannon Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Hungarian National Philharmonics.
He has performed with chamber musicians including Péter Frankl, Zoltán Kocsis, Miklós Perényi, Barnabás Kelemen and Jenő Jandó.
 
Orchestral memberships:
1991: Orchestra of the Hungarian State Orchestra, scholarship holder principal clarinettist
1992-2000: Budapest Festival Orchestra, section leader
Since 2000: National Philharmonic Orchestra, section leader
Since 2003: National Philharmonic Orchestra, soloist
He is a member of the Budapest Wind Ensemble, with which he has given guest performances throughout Europe and the USA.
On several occasions he was invited to play with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.
 
Awards and honors:
1986: János Richter National Woodwind Competition – 1st Prize as well as the special prize of the Hungarian Arts Fund
1988: Hungarian Radio National Woodwind Competition – the special prize of the Hungarian Copyright Office
1990: International Clarinet Competition, Québec – 1st Prize
1991: YAMAHA scholarship
2002: "Artist of the Year"

Multimedia:
Zsolt Szatmári is playing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major with the Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra