Born in Szeged, Hungary, in 1976 and grown up in Kiskörös Gábor Boldoczki with his brilliant play is the exceptional trumpeter of his generation. Thus, it is not surprising that the renowned German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung named Gábor Boldoczki «the worthy successor» of the all time trumpet king Maurice André. The international press also calls him a magnificent trumpet virtuoso.
At the age of 14 this young exceptional trumpeter won the first prize at the National Trumpet Competition in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. Following his studies at the L.WeinerConservatory, the young musician continued at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Budapest and as a master class student under Professor Reinhold Friedrich before starting his international solo career. By winning the internationally renowned music competition of the ARD in Munich, Boldoczki celebrated his final breakthrough at the young age of 21. He then received the «Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris» at the most distinguished trumpet competition of all - the Third International Maurice André Competition in Paris. In August 1999, Gábor Boldoczki received the coveted Prix Davidoff of the ReemtsmaFoundation for his «technical perfection and fullydeveloped artistic virtuosity», followed by the highly esteemed Prix Young Artist of the Year in 2002. After previously being awarded the Echo Klassik as Best Newcomer in October 2003, Gábor Boldoczki was again honoured by the German Phono Academy in 2008 as Instrumentalist of the Year.
During his European tour he performs with well known orchestras (e.g. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, Festival Orchestra Budapest, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Cannes Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) and chamber orchestras (e.g. Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Munich Bach Collegium, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Philharmonie, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Soloists, Vilnius Festival Orchestra, Dresdner Kapellsolisten, Bach Orchestra of the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn) and, furthermore, he gives gala concerts with Edita Gruberova.
Boldoczki was the first trumpet soloist worldwide to be invited to perform the trumpet concerts of Michael Haydn at the Salzburg festival. He gives regularly guest performances at the renowned concert halls such as Musikverein Vienna, Philharmonie Berlin, KKL Lucerne, Palace of Arts in Budapest, among others. Furthermore, he follows concert invitations to South America and China. For considerable time he has been in demand for contemporary music and their world premiere performances. Gábor Boldoczki accompanied for example Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica for the world premiere performance of Georg Peleci’s «Revelation» at the music festival «Les muséiques» in Basel. At the International Music Festival in Dubrovnik he premiered the Trumpet Concerto by Boris Papandopulo.
Boldoczki’s «extremely fine and characterful» Shostakovich recording for piano, trumpet and orchestra partnered by the Gulbenkian Orchestra led by Lawrence Foster and the pianist Lise de la Salle was selected by the Grammophone Magazine as «Disc of the Month» in April 2008.
Awarded the Soloist Prize, Gábor Boldoczki will follow an invitation as Artist in Residence at the Festspiele MecklenburgVorpommern 2010. Gábor Boldoczki will debut at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yakov Kreizberg in December 2010.
His versatile repertoire ranges from Bach to Penderecki, from Vivaldi to Shostakovich to Hindemith, Takemitsu and Arvo Pärt. Gábor Boldoczki performs on B&S instruments.
06 January 2010