BFO
Budapest Festival Orchestra

Miklós Nagy

Horn

Miklós Nagy started playing the horn in 1970 and graduated as horn player in 1986 from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, where his teachers included Gyula Gergely, Imre Magyari and Ádám Friedrich. He played first horn at the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra between 1984 and 1988 and at the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra between 1989 and 1992. From 1992 until 2000 he was principal horn of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and since September 2000 he has been solo horn of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Since 1987 he has been a member of the Budapest Wind Ensemble, and was a founding member of the Budapest Festival Horn Quartet in 1993. He has met success in several international horn competitions: 1985 Geneva (Switzerland) – third prize, 1986 Markneukirchen (Germany) – first prize, 1992 Duino (Italy) – first prize, 1995 Passau (Germany) – International Competition for Brass Instruments – second prize. From 1996 to 1999 he was professor of horn at the Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo and at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 1997 he was invited to preside over an international horn competition in Tokyo. His first solo CD, ‘Sperger: Horn Music’ was released in 2003 by Hungaroton Classic. He performs as both soloist and chamber music player, as well as teaching in Hungary and abroad.

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