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Tamas Palfalvi


His one of a kind technical skills aside, Hungarian Tamás Pálfalvi already stands out as one of the most visionary and innovative trumpet players of today. Highlights of the past seasons include performances with Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl, with Camerata Salzburg at Rheingau Musik Festival and at KKL Lucerne, Al Bustan Festival and Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival Warsaw, among others.

As one of the ECHO Rising Stars 2017/2018 he performed in major concert halls across Europe such as the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Auditori Barcelona, the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon, Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, where he recently performed the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ new piece for solo trumpet, commissioned by Müpa Budapest and the European Concert Hall Organisation.

His enormous virtuosity, stage presence and extraordinary musical concept won him first place at the Fanny-Mendelssohn-Förderpreis, a German competition that was created to reward not only the performance of young musicians, but also their conceptual skills and creativity. Additionally he was awarded with the WEMAG Soloist Award at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Pálfalvi sets new standards for trumpet playing with a breathtaking proficiency that seems almost acrobatic at times. Even more striking are the virtuoso’s groundbreaking programmatic ideas.

— MDR Figaro