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Colours of the French Horn

Szabolcs Zempléni - Horn
Péter Nagy - Klavier

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16 - 22 September 2016 - Brno (CZ)
International Horn Competition - Jury

27 September 2016 - München 
Program: Ligeti: Horntrio
(violin: András Keller, piano: DénesVárjon)

30 September - 3 October 2016 - Trossingen
2. Positively Brass Symposium

10 - 20 October 2016 - Melbourne (AUS)
Chamber Music Festival
Program:R.Strauss: Serenade op.7
Beethoven: Oktett op.103
Turner: Nr.3 Hornquartett
Castiglioni: Oktett
Enescu: Sextett op.14
P.Haas: Quintett op.10
Klein: Divertimento

27 October 2016 - London
Program: O.Knussen: Concerto
Royal Laban College Orchestra

29-30 October 2016 - Biberach (D)
Horntage (Masterclassandconcert)

19 November 2016 - Hódmezővásárhely(H)
26 November 2016 - Szentendre (H)
28 November 2016 - Szombathely (H)

Zempléni Quartett
Program: Byrd, Debussy, Koetsier, Albeniz, Turner, Bartók, Doppler, J.Strauss, Dvorak


2012 started with Brahms’ Horntrio
Brahms trio
...Frank Peter Zimmermann and Enrico Pace were Guests in the Kleibert Saal, in Bamberg. They
played the Horntrio from Johannes Brahms with Szabolcs Zempléni.

Let’s go to Trossingen!
Szabolcs Zempléni will be the new professor of the horn department at the College of Music in Trossingen commencing next semester. The widely reputed Francis Oval taught there earlier, but Michael Höltzel conducted the horn education in the past few years. Szabolcs’s employment will get started as of April 2010, and he and Professor Höltzel, who will leave the department at the end of this semester, together will direct the horn department in Trossingen for a half‐ayear. Information concerning the school and the entrance examinations are available here.

The Ligeti Trio hits the road
András Keller, Dénes Várjon and Szabolcs Zempléni will be on tour with the Ligeti Horn Trio in many European big cities in the forthcoming months. Their first performance will be held at the Matáv Zeneház in Budapest on April 17, and they will perform shows afterwards in Lisboa, Portugal on April 20, and at the Philharmony in the frame of the Cologne Music Triennale, Germany on April 26, and at the Tonhalle‐Orchester in Zurich, Switzerland on May 2. The concert tour will be closed with their ultimate performance called “Hommage á Ligeti” to be held in the Grand Hall of the Művészetek Palotája in Budapest on May 27.

One week in London
Szabolcs spent a week in London at the invitation of the British Horn Society, lecturing at four colleges and performing as the honoured guest of the horn festival on 1st November. At the morning concert, Szabolcs performed the pieces of Schumann, Rossini and Kirchner with piano accompaniment, while at the closing concert in the evening he played the horn concert by J.Haydn with the orchestra conducted by Michael Murray.

Course and recital in Okinawa
In October 2009, Szabolcs was a Guest-Professor at the Tokyo Music College again. During his stay in Japan, he visited on the island of Okinawa as well. First he gave a Masterclass at the Geidai Music College then performed a recital in Okinawa Concert Hall with the accompaniment of Mie Matsuoka, playing the pieces of Schumann, Rossini, Francaix, Poulenc and Kirchner.

Festival and course in Japan
Szabolcs Zempléni was the honoured guest performer of the Japanese Horn Association’s festival (JHS) in 2008.
During the trip from 21st to 31st October 2008 Szabolcs lectured at seven colleges in Tokyo (Senzoku MH, Toho MH, Kunitachi MH, Showa MH, Toho College of Music, Geidai MH, Seitoku MH), gave six chamber concerts, and at the 2008 Festival organised by the Japanese Horn Association he performed the Horn Trio of J. Brahms and Gy. Ligeti with Chiyoko Noguchi (violin) and Satoshi Inagaki (piano).Szabolcs at the chamber concerts performed the Three Romances from R. Schumann – which was originally composed for oboe – and Romanian Folk Dances from Béla Bartók with the accompaniment of Mie Matsuoka.

Hungarian Horn Player Performs at Carnegie Hall
The gifted Hungarian French horn player Szabolcs Zempléni performed Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 1 accompanied by the Yale University Orchestra at a special concert in New York's Carnegie Hall on Saturday.
Festival director Irina Nikita said the Musical Olympus International Festival is a "parade of winners" because it features musicians who have received awards at various international competitions.
The festival is supported by such world-acclaimed musicians as Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo and Daniel Barenboim.

Music marathon in Africa
An odd and unique concert tour is to begin at the end of February. SZABOLCS and his accompaniment, consisting of two pianists, two vocalists and the Bamberg String Quartet, will fly to South Africa where they contribute to six concerts in ten days. Among others, Beethoven's, Cherubini's Sonatas for Horn and Piano, M.Haydn, J.Haydn, Quantz: Horn Concertos, Mozart and Dauprat: Horn Quintett and Brahms's Trio will be on stage.
Other pieces on Program: Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Rossini: Prelude, theme and variations,O.Franz: Lied ohne Worte, Schubert: Auf dem Strom, F.Strauss: Nocturne.

Around the world in 2008
In the forecoming months SZABOLCS ZEMPLENI will give concerts in many countries across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. His new year began with a few-day course in Japan, that was followed by a late January concert in Budapest on which he played Frigyes Hidas: Horn concerto No. 1. At the beginning of February, SZABOLCS is going to stage Haydn's Horn Concerto No. 1 in Cologne, then his two-week-long South African concert tour will commence.
In March, he plays with Atos Trio as part of the Budapest Spring Festival (Brahms: Horn-trio), while in April, right after a concert in Germany, SZABOLCS will debut in Carnegie Hall, New York City.
In May, he is going to perform as a solist playing Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2. Besides these concerts taking place in Bamberg, Bangkok, Linz and Luxemburg, SZABOLCS will also play Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3. in Koblenz.

Cologne, 11 December 2006

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SZABOLCS ZEMPLÉNI is very pleased with this new cooperation: “With MusiKado I have found an experienced and capable partner who will assist, now and in the future, with the further development of my concert activities.”

A CD album featuring the prize winners of the 2005 competition has just been released

The young musicians present themselves both with chamber music and solo concertos, live recorded at the prize winner concerts and the finals. They are accompanied by the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
Szabolcs Zempléni plays the Richard Strauss Nr.2. Concerto for Horn with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under conducting Yakov Kreizberg.
You can get this CD by the ARD Competition Secretary