Zoltán Kovács

Artist photo of Zoltán Kovács - Clarinet, Bass clarinet

Zoltán Kovács’ international career began at the early age of 18 when he won the Concertino Praga Competition. Under the guidance of the clarinet legend Dieter Klöcker and the renowned composer Jörg Widman, he received prestigious awards.

With orchestras such as the Münchener Kammerorchester, the Prague Chamber Orchestra and the Schlesische Philharmonie in Katowice, Zoltán Kovács was able to develop his creative potential as a soloist and perform under the direction of Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Chick Corea, Heinz Holliger and Péter Eötvös. Of particular artistic significance are his premieres of works of a great number of contemporary composers. As a sought-after chamber music partner, Zoltán Kovács regularly performs with different ensembles at renowned festivals.

As a passionate pedagogue, he has taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen since 2005 and gives international master classes. Zoltán Kovács’ passion for teaching paved the way to earning his doctorate as an instrumentalist at the University of Music in Łódź, where he also completed his post doctorate degree in 2013.

Photography: Georg Siwek

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