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,  Elena Bashkirova, Christian Zacharias and Frank Peter Zimmermann.  
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.
His first CD (Colours of the French Horn) has been released in 2011.