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Ács Ákos

He was born in 1969 in Tatabánya, Hungary, where – inspired by his mother – he took his first lessons of music. Having completed his studies at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, he graduated in 1992 at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as a student of Tibor Dittrich. In the same year he obtained a scholarship from the Budapest Festival Orchestra. A year later he became regular member of the BFO. Since 1999 he has been the leader of the clarinet section. Apart from many chamber music performances has been the soloist of several symphonic concerts of the BFO, as in 2001, under the baton of Gerard Korsten in Carl Stamitz’s “Darmstadt” clarinet concerto and in 2005 under the baton of Hugh Wolff in Mozart’s clarinet concerto. He was the soloist of the CD of the BFO released by the Channel Classics label in 2008, playing the 2nd movement of Weber’s Clarinet Concerto in F minor. He performed at chamber concerts in New York, Washington, Edinburgh and Dortmund and in the next season he will be the soloist of Mozart’s Clarinet concerto in A major, playing on a Mozart-clarinet provided by Yamaha.