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Szabolcs Zempléni

Visiting International Professor of Horn


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Szabolcs Zempleni


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 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, Elena Bashkirova, Christian Zacharias and Frank Peter Zimmermann.

Creative Outputs

His first CD entitled Colours of the French Horn was released in 2011.

External Appointments

Szabolcs Zempleni is a visiting professor at the Tokyo Music College in Japan. In 2010 he accepted a post at the Trossingen University of Music as Professor of Horn Music.