Gábor Galavics


orchestra member, first clarinet
Education and training:
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, DLA candidate (2009-)
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (2001-2006)
Béla Bartók Music High School, Budapest (1996-2001)
Jedlik Ányos High School (eight-year programme) (1992-2000)
Master classes:
Académie de Musique Tibor Varga (Sion, France), clarinet master class with Thomas Friedli (2005, 2006)
Zoltán Kodály World Youth Orchestra; conductor: Tamás Vásáry (2006)
Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander (Spain); symphony orchestra: Péter Csaba; chamber music teachers: Márta Gulyás, Radovan Vlatkovic, Maurice Bourgue, Klaus Thunemann; clarinet master classes: Karl-Heinz Steffens (2007)
International Bartók Seminar and Festival, Szombathely; clarinet master class: Michael Collins, Csaba Klenyán (2008)
Collegium Musikum (Schloss Pommersfelden, Germany) (2008)
International Bartók Seminar and Festival, Szombathely, chamber music class: Heinz Holliger (2009)

Competitions:
János (Hans) Richter National Vocational High School Clarinet Competition: second prize - the jury did not award a first prize (1998)
János (Hans) Richter National Vocational High School Clarinet Competition: special prize (2001)
Carlino International Clarinet Competition (Italy): finalist, fourth place (2005, 2006)
Saverio Mercadante International Clarinet Competition (Noci, Italy): finalist, second prize in chamber music category, critics' prize (2007)
Prague Spring International Music Competition: semi-finalist (2008)
Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition (United Kingdom): third prize, special prize for highest-placed wind player (2009)
International Clarinet Competition (Krško, Slovenia): first prize (2010)

Professional work:
Orchestral activities:
Weiner-Szász Chamber Orchestra
Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra
UMZE Chamber Ensemble
Ensemble Intermodulation
MR Symphonics
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Ventoscala Symphony Orchestra
King Stephen Symphony Orchestra
Hungarian Border Guard Big Band (band member, 2007-2009)
Budapest Youth Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Gergely Madaras)
Teatro di Musica Chamber Orchestra (conductor: Máté Hámori)
Con Spirito Musical Art Association - member
Youth Festival of Contemporary Music (IKZE) regular participant (as both a soloist and chamber musician, and with the IKZE Ensemble)