Bálint Mohai


orchestra member, first bassoon
Education and training:
Ernő Dohnányi Music School, Budapest, teachers: Tamás and Pécsi and Tibor Mohai (2002-2004)
Béla Bartók Conservatory, Budapest, teacher: József Vajda (2004-2008) Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, bachelor's degree, teacher: István Hartenstein (2008-2011)
Universität der Künste Berlin, master's degree qualifying as a soloist, teacher: Prof. Eckart Hübner (2011-2014)
Master classes:
2008-tól: Klaus Thunemann, Georg Klütsch, Pascal Gallois, Sergio Azzolini, Dag Jensen, Eberhard Marschall, Carlo Colombo, Milan Turkovic, Gustavo Nunez, György Lakatos, György Keszler, Frank Morelli

Competitions:
National Bassoon Competition, Veszprém - first place (2007)
National Combined Chamber Music Competition, Szeged - second prize (2008)
42nd International Concertino Praga Bassoon Competition - first prize and special prize for the best interpretation of a work composed for the competition (2008)
Music Academy Talent Search Competition, one of the highlighted winners (2010)
EBU New Talent International Music Competition (European Broadcasting Union’s New Talent Competition), Bratislava - finalist (the first time that a bassoonist has appeared in the finals since the competition was first established in 1957) (2012)
62nd ARD Music Competition, Munich, semi-finalist in bassoon category (2013)

Awards and recognitions:
Friends of the Liszt Music Academy, three-time scholarship winner (2008-2011)
Erasmus Scholarship to Berlin (2010-2011)
Ad Infinitum Foundation, Berlin, scholarship winner (2011-2012)
Directorate of the Cultural Fund of Hungary, Performing Artist's Award (2011)
Emsbüren International Music Festival Award (2011)
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Arts Award, the only musician from Central Eastern Europe to be so honoured (2012)

Professional career:
Hungarian State Opera, principal bassoon (2014-)
European Union Youth Orchestra, solo bassoon, conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy (2007-2013)
Encuentro De Música Y Academia De Santander, conductor: Paloma O’Shea, participated for two consecutive years (2009-2010)
Stars of Tomorrow (since renamed Young Heart of Music) - invited by the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) for a tour of solo and chamber music performances (2009)
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestral Academy, member, conductor: Christoph Eschenbach (2007)
As a featured soloist: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chieri Sinfonietta, Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg, Emsland Symphoniker, Béla Bartók Youth Orchestra Partnering with soloists: Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Vladimir Askhenazy, Leonidas Kavakos, Zoltán Kocsis, Lang-Lang, Miklós Perényi, Garrick Ohlsson
As a chamber musician: Michel Arrignon, Marco Rizzi, Alessandro Carbonare, Jaime Martin, Khatia Buniatishvili, Radovan Vlatkovic, Natalia Gutman, Jaime Martin, Klaus Thunemann, Eckart Hübner, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Benjamin Perényi, Solenne Paidassi, Christian-Friedrich Dallmann
Radio and television recordings: MR3 Bartók Radio, Bayerischer Rundfunk, SWR2, Czech Radio 3, Slovak Radio 3, BBC3, Radio Svizzera Classica Italiana, Hungarian Television, Duna Television, Slovak Television, Czech National Television