Prof. Szabolcs Zempléni


Szabolcs Zempléni, born in 1981, was awarded the 1st Prize and the Special Prize at the Concertino Praga competition at the early age of 17. This success was followed by 1st place at the International Horn Competition in Békés and 2nd place at the International Horn Competition in Markneukirchen in 2000, and 1st place at the International Horn Competition in Brno in 2001. Szabolcs Zempléni was awarded the 1st Prize at the ARD International Music Competition Munich in 2005. Since then he has performed as a soloist in countries such as the Czech Republic, Japan, China, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States conducted by Ivan Fischer, Yakov Kreizberg, Jonathan Nott, Daniel Raiskin and Michael Sanderling. He has already debuted in some of the greatest concert halls, such as the Auditorium in Rome, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonic at the Gasteig, Munich and in the Bartók Hall in Budapest. He has also performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra and the Württemberg Philharmonic in Reutlingen. His chamber music partners include András Keller, Péter Nagy, Dénes Várjon, Christoph Eschenbach, Wassilij Lobanov, Christian Zacharias and the Atos Trio. Szabolcs Zempléni is a visiting professor at the Trinity Music College in London and at the Tokyo Music College in Japan. In 2010 he accepted a post at the Trossingen University of Music as Professor of Horn Music. In 2019 he became Professor for horn at the Music University for Music and Dance in Hamburg.