Guest member

The Hungarian Gábor Boldoczki with his brilliant play is the exceptional trumpeter of his generation. The international press also calls him a magnificent trumpet virtuoso.

At the age of 14 he won the first prize at the National Trumpet Competition, Hungary. Following his studies at the Leo-Weiner-Conservatory, the young musician continued at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Budapest and as a master class student under Professor Reinhold Friedrich before starting his international solo career. By winning the internationally renowned music competition of the ARD in Munich, Boldoczki celebrated his final breakthrough. He then received the “Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris” at the most distinguished trumpet competition of all – the Third International Maurice André Competition in Paris.

During his European tours he performs with well known orchestras like the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra as well as with internationally renowned chamber orchestras furthermore, he gives gala concerts with Edita Gruberova.

Boldoczki was the first trumpet soloist worldwide to be invited to perform the trumpet concerts of Michael Haydn at the Salzburg festival.  

He gives regularly guest performances at the renowned concert halls such as Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Berlin, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, in Paris, KKL Lucerne, Palace of Arts in Budapest and the Great Hall of the Conservatorium Moscow. Furthermore, he follows concert invitations to South America, Japan and China.

In 2013 Gábor Boldoczki was awarded the “Franz Liszt Honor Prize”, the most important prize of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture in the music-sector.

His versatile repertoire ranges from Bach to Penderecki, from Vivaldi to Shostakovich to Hindemith, Takemitsu, Ligeti and Arvo Pärt. Gábor Boldoczki performs on B&S instruments.