Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Ewald Brass Quintet

Orchestra, choir, ensemble

+36 20 330 4764

The Ewald Brass Quintet was founded in 1996 by students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. The members of the quintet are also renowned as soloists: in earlier years they have all won national competitions or been awarded prizes.

Recognizing the basic conditions of the demanding chamber music scene, this youthful ensemble - through meticulous, untiring work - has perfected tone and synchronization, to which credit must go equally to their innumerable rehearsals and international competitions as well as the concert opportunities they have fully capitalized on. It is a basic aim of the ensemble to boarden the appeal and uderstanding of the Hungarian music culture.

After four years of interpreting Hungarian contemporary music all across Europe, at the end of 2000 the Ewald Brass Quintet won the highest recognition of the Hungarian composers: the Artisjus Prize. The Ensemble's greatest successes to date have been taking gold at the 7th Narbonne International Brass Quintet Competition, National Trumpet Days of Bremen, First South - Korean Brass Competition in Cheju, and the 2nd Jan Koetsier Brass Quintet Competition in Munich.

The fact that such young group of musicians triumphed at these serious competitions is unprecedented, and it is not only increased their recognition but also enhanced the international reputation of Hungarian brass music. The results of their victory have materialized in a flood of invitations to conduct tours and concerts in Europe and the United States. By now, quintet is supported by JA-Musik and the Wenzel Meinl GmbH Germany, and the members can play the highest quality instrumentes to enhance the music experience of the audience in this way as well.

From December 2003. they had been going to a national tour of 15 concerts sponsored by the GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical company. They are permanent participants of the Spring Festival (Budapest), Mini Festival (Budapest), Bartók Seminar (Szombathely). Art Days of Zemplén.

The members of the quintet founded a festival in Fehérgyarmat in 2003. The festival Brass Chambermusic Days of Szatmár is organized in august in every year. In this year (2006)the important part of the festival will be the Trumpet Competition for academy students, but in the programme there are concerts what people can visit and listen.

Thus they will continue to present their wide repertoire - comprising the best pieces of the brass music genre from the rennesaince through the classics to modern works - at numerous concerts at home and abroad.

International competitions:
1998. Narbonne, France: 7 th. International Brassquintet Competition:
1 st. Prize and extra Prize
1999. Moers, Germany: International Brassquintet Competition:
3 rd. Prize
1999. Munich, Germany: International Jan Koetsier Brassquintet Competition: 2 nd. Prize
1999. Passau, Germany: International Brassquintet Competition:
2 nd. Prize
2000. "Internationale Trompeten Tage" Brehmen, Germany: I. Prize
2000. Jeju city, South - Corea: 1 st. International Brassquintet Competition: 1 st. Prize and extra Prize
2001. 1 st. International Brassquintet Competition, Athen (USA):
2 nd. Prize
2001. Passau, Germany: International Brassquintet Competition:
2 nd. Prize
2001. Munich, Germany: International Jan Koetsier Brassquintet Competiton: 1 st. Prize

Prizes - Honours:
2000. Bureau for Legal Protection of Copyright awarded the ARTISJUS prize to the Quintet for the excellent interpretation of hungarian contemporary music.
2002. Government of the Hungarian Republic honoured the Ewald Brass Quintet with Ferenc Liszt Prize.
2003. Bureau for Legal Protection of Copyright awarded the ARTISJUS prize
2005. Special Prize of the Hungarian revue Gramofon – Classical & Jazz
2005. Bureau for Legal Protection of Copyright awarded the ARTISJUS prize

Important concerts:
1998. Hungarian Cultural Festival in Warsaw
1998. Festival of Winers of International Competitions Guebville- France
1990. 50 years old the China-Hungary Diplomacy
1999. „Swiss Brass Week” – Leukerbad
2001. Hungarian Cultural Festival in Paris
2002. International Brass Fesztival in Jeju – South-Korea
2003. International Book Fair in Zagrab
2003. ’Magyar Magic’ Cultural Festival in London’s Wallace Collection Museum
2004. Hungarian Cultural Festival in Salzburg
2005. Hungarian Cultural Festival in St.Petersburg, Moscow

Starlet Music Management
Csilla Bíró - Impresario

H -1051 Budapest
József Nádor tér 8.

Tel.: (+36 1) 327 0105
Fax.: (+36 1) 327 0104

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