The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Gusztáv Hőna

Gusztáv Hőna

Woodwind and Brass Department

Trombone, orchestral parts

 

BORN: 1948

POSITION AT THE LISZT ACADEMY: university professor 

STUDIES:

1968-71: Teacher Training Division of the Liszt Academy, professor: András Pehl

1971-73: Franz Liszt Academy, professor: Dr. László Újfalusi

1978-79: 3-3-month scholarship, Florida State University, professor: Dr. William F. Cramer

2004: DLA degree. Dissertation:  Contemporary Hungarian Trombone Literature from Pieces Dedicated to the Author

TEACHING EXPERIECES:

He has been teaching at the Liszt Academy since 1990.

Since 2001, he has been the head of the Woodwind and Brass Department.

 

INVITED LECTURER, MASTER CLASSES, JURY:

1981: Eastern Trombone Workshop; lecture, solo recital, teaching

1982: Universität Justus-Leibig, Giessen; lecture

1983: International Trombone Reunion, Belmont College, Nashville; lecture

         Brass Seminar Neuhofen, Austria; master classes

1984: 2nd International Brass Congress, Indiana University, Bloomington; lectures, master classes

1986: Indiana University, Bloomington; master classes

1988: Music Academy, Malmö; lecture, master classes,

         Queensland University, Brisbane; jury member, lecture

1990: Boston University, Harvard University, Juilliard School of Music, University of North

         Carolina, Texas University and other US universities; lectures

1996: German Brass Academy; master class, teaching

1997: International Trombone Festival, Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois USA; teaching

2009: International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for Winds and Percussion - jury

2010: Prague Spring Trombone Competition - jury

2014: Masterclasses - Friburg, Paris

2015: International Trombone Competition in Brno - jury

 

MAJOR CONCERTS, RECORDINGS:

1972- : member of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

1974: foundation of the Modern Brass Ensemble

1983: foundation of the Hőna Trombone Quartet

1982: Universität Justus-Leibig, Giessen; concert

1983: International Trombone Reunion, Belmont College, Nashville; concert

1984: 2nd International Brass Congress, Indiana University, Bloomington; concert

1986: Indiana University, Bloomington; concert

1988: Music Academy, Malmö; concert with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra

1988: 1st Australian International Trombone Competition and Symposium, Queensland University, Brisbane; concerts

1989: Solo tour in the US

1990: Solo tour in the US, concerts at Boston University, Harvard University, Juilliard School of Music, University of North Carolina, Texas University and other US universities

1992: International Trombone Quartet Competition and Trombone Festival, Detmold; jury member, concert

1997: International Trombone Festival, Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois US; solo concert, teaching

1998: 100the Anniversary of the Hungarian Trombone Department. Gala concert at the Liszt Academy

2000: Anniversary concert, Liszt Academy

2003: Helsinki, International Trombone Festival

2013: The Trombone Department is 115 years old - festal concert featuring international trombonists, Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
2014: Concert tour and masterclasses with the Corpus Trombone Quartettel USA

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

1977: International Trombone Toulon, Bronze Medaille

1979: International Brass Competition, Ancona, 1st prize – as member of the Modern Brass Ensemble

1992: Liszt prize

2002: Artisjus Award

2010: International Trombone Association (ITA) Award given by the International Trombone Association in recognition of his distinguished career and in ackonwledgement of his impact on the world of trombone performance.

 

Website: http://ghoena.uw.hu/ 

Contact: ghona@t-online.hu

Photo: Kata Schiller