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Gábor Boldoczki

Woodwind and Brass Department

Trumpet as Main Subject

Born: 1976

Academic degree, university position: DLA degree, professor

Studies:
State Music School of Kiskőrös – teacher: Sándor Boldoczki (trumpet)
Leó Weiner Secondary School of Music, Budapest – teacher: András Kis (trumpet)
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – teachers: Zoltán Szűcs, Zoltán Kovács (trumpet, chamber music)
University of Music Karlsruhe – Prof. Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet)
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Doctoral School (2010: DLA degree)

Teaching activities:
2010- : visiting lecturer at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
2015- : associate professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
2020- : professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Major concerts, orchestral membership:
He was the first trumpet soloist worldwide to be invited to perform the trumpet concertos of Michael Haydn at the Salzburg Festival in 2004. He regularly gives guest performances at renowned concert halls such as the Musikverein Vienna, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Salle Gaveau and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, KKL Lucerne, or the Palace of Arts in Budapest. Furthermore, he has followed concert invitations to several cities in South America and China.
Besides his classical repertoire, Gábor Boldoczki has been in demand for contemporary music and their world premiere performances. In 2006 he accompanied Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica for the world premiere of Georg Pelecis’ “Revelation“ at the music festival “Les muséiques” in Basel. He premiered the Trumpet Concerto by Boris Papandopulo at the International Music Festival in Dubrovnik as well as László Dubrovay’s Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in Budapest in 2003. In the summer of 2010 he performed as an “Artist in Residency” at the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and in December 2010 he made his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yakov Kreizberg.
In 2015 he gave the world premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s first trumpet concerto at the Musikfestspiele Saar.

Recordings:
Boldoczki‘s Shostakovich recording for piano, trumpet and orchestra partnered by the Gulbenkian Orchestra led by Lawrence Foster and the pianist Lise de la Salle was selected by the Gramophone Magazine as "Disc of the Month" in April 2008.
His versatile repertoire ranges from Bach to Penderecki, from Vivaldi to Shostakovich to Hindemith, Takemitsu, Ligeti and Arvo Pärt.

His CD-productions have been published by the renowned label Sony BMG (former Sony Classical):
28 October 2002: Glanz der Trompete
23 August 2004: Gábor Boldoczki Plays M. Haydn, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart and J. N. Hummel
17 November 2006: Italian Concertos
2 November 2007: Händel, Telemann
7 November 2008: Gloria – Bach, Händel, Purcell
2010: Bach – Works by Johann Sebastian and Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach
2013: Tromba Veneziana – Works by Antonio Vivaldi
2016: Oriental Trumpet Concertos
2017: Bohemian Rhapsody
2020: Versailles

Awards and honors:
2003: Echo Klassik Prize
2004: Artisjus Prize
2008: Echo Klassik Prize
2008: Junior Prima Prize
2013: Liszt Ferenc Prize
2014: Hungarian Academy of Arts “Musician of the Year”
2017: Echo Klassik Prize
2017: International Classic Music Award
2018: Kult50
2019: Bartók Béla–Pásztory Ditta Prize
2019: Buda Castle, Honorary Citizen of the 1st district of Budapest

 

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