Balázs Kovács


orchestra member, second trombone

Member of the Hungarian State Opera since: 2012

Education and training:
Béla Bartók High School of the Arts, Békéscsaba (2003-2007)
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, B.A. in performance and classical trombone, (2007-2010)
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, M.A. in instrumental classical music performance with a specialisation in trombone (2010-2013)
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, M.A. in pedagogy (2012-2014)
Teachers:
Csaba Szűcs, Gusztáv Hőna
Master classes:
Szeged Summer Music Academy - György Gyivicsán (2005, 2006)
Fourth and fifth Szatmár brass music festivals - István Péter Farkas, Csaba Wagner
András Fejér, Miskolc (2007)
Jacques Mauger (2008, 2010)
Joseph Alessi (2010)
SommerMusikAkademie, Schloss Hundisburg, Germany (2010, 2011)

Competitions:
31st Brass and Percussion Competition and Meeting, Debrecen (2008) - second place (no first prize was awarded by the jury)
Competition organised by the Balog-Zilcz Trombone Foundation, Budapest (2009) - first place
International Interpretative Brasswind Instruments Competition, Brno, Czech Republic (2009, 2011) - second place

Awards and recognitions:
Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe - scholarship (2009)

Professional career:
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (2012-)