Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is delighted to announce Hungarian horn virtuoso Szabolcs Zempléni as its new Visiting International Professor of Horn.
Szabolcs began his Visiting Professorship with a masterclass at Trinity's Old Royal Naval College home in September. As well as giving masterclasses he will undertake chamber music coaching, give classes and spend time informally with horn students during his visits.
Szabolcs Zempléni was born in Budapest and began studying the horn at the age of 13. After attending the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, he moved to Berlin to study at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler. At the age of 17, he won First Prize and a special award at the Concertino Praga, and has gone on to win major competitions including the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2005. He enjoys a busy career as an international soloist, performing in many of the world's most famous concert halls, including the Auditorium in Rome, the Carnegie Hall in New York, Philharmonie Gasteig in Munich, and the Bartók Hall in Budapest. He is also a sought-after orchestral player and has performed with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Camerata Salzburg, among others.
Ian Mitchell, Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at Trinity Laban, says: "Szabolcs is a fantastic addition to our professorial staff. At the tender age of just 29, he has amassed a wealth of performing experience both as a soloist and an ensemble player - an inspirational example to our students. I know they will benefit enormously from working with him".
Szabolcs Zempléni says: "I am delighted to accept the invitation to be Visiting Professor at Trinity Laban. This is a wonderful place to visit, and I shall enjoy working with the students and staff and helping them in any way I can."