Gábor Komlóssy

Trumpeter, Educator And Trumpet-Specialist

Biography

 

Gabor Komlossy was born in 1979, in Budapest and began his musical education with teachers Gabriella Losonczi, Ede Inhoff, Eva Nagyivan.

 

He was the student of Attila Simon’s from 1993 to 1998 at the Bela Bartok Conservatory of Music and then that of Fridgyes Varasdy at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Gabor earned his degree in music education and trumpet performance in 2003.

 

He then pursued postgraduate studies at the Academy of Music in Vienna with teachers Carole D. Reinhart, Leonhart Paul and further developed his musical competence with mentors including Tamas Velenczei, Gabor Tarkovi, Mark Gould, Bo Nilsson, Fred Mills, Max Sommerhalder, Niklas Eklund, Heinrich Bruckner, Markus Stockhausen and Reinhold Friedrich.

 

Awards And Competitions:

- Gold medal in the category „Excellent- á l’unanimité du Jury” at the European Trumpet Competition, Luxembourg, 2001,

- The "Prix Européen d’Encouragement” award by the Pro Europa Cultural Foundation, Strasbourg, 2001,

- Second prize („ex aequo”) at the az International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference Trumpet Solo Competition, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 2003,

-  Holder of the Annie Fischer Scholarship both in 2007 and 2008.

 

Togeher with the Budapest String Orchestra, the Budapest Baroque, the Savaria Baroque, the Sonatores Pannoniae, the Rheinische and the American Kantorei Yale Schola Cantorum he performed in Bach and Handel pieces as a piccolo and baroque trumpet soloist.

 

Gabor has been the full-time, leading trumpeter for the Weiner-Szasz Chamber Orchestra since 1999. He is a recurrent participant in the respective concerts, tours and recordings of the Danubia Symphonic Orchestra, the St. Marghareten Opera Festival and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Again, he has contributed several times as a stage musician either to the performances of the State Opera House or both to the concerts of the Ewald Quintet and the Hungarian Brass Quintet as a guest trumpeter. Last but not least, he is also much in demand at the concerts of the Fehergyarmat Brass festival, the Veszprem Festival and those of the Hungarian Radio.

 

From 2005 to 2013, he worked as a trumpet instructor at the Bela Bartok Conservatory of Music teaching students the instrumental practice and expression of early music as well as the musical history of the trumpet ranging from Baroque to the Modern era.

 

Gabor plays baroque natural (valveless) and German flat trumpets, cornets, cornet-a-pistons and bass trumpets respectively.

Gábor Komlóssy 2018