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.

Velenczei Tamás


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

1985 Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, trumpet player
1986 Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, trumpet teacher
1990 United States International University, Master of Fine Arts in Orchestral Performance

Gábor Huszár, Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, 1976-1980
Frigyes Varasdy, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, 1980-1985
Adolph Herseth, Chicago Symphony, 1988
Arnold Jacobs, Chicago Symphony, 1988
Boyd Hood, Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1990

1983-1992 Budapest Symphonic Orchestra
1989-1990 San Diego Symphony Orchestra
1992-1998 Solo trumpet player of the Budapest Festival Orchestra
1998-1999 Guest professor at Musashino Academia Musicaen, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Solo trumpet player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

He has appeared as a guest performer with many orchestras, including: Orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera, Budapest Symphonic Orchestra, San Diego Brass Consort, U.S. International Orchestra, The Anonymus Brass Quintet, Ensemble Pro Brass, Bach Collegium Orchestra. He has worked with several conductors including: György Solti, János Ferencsik, Leonard Bernstein, Zoltán Rozsnyai, Giuseppe Patane, Antal Doráti, Lamberto Gardelli, György Lehel, András Ligeti, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, András Koródi, Solomon Mintz, David Zinman, Marek Janowsky, Rudolf Barshai, Charles Dutoit, Ádám Fischer and Iván Fischer.

Prizes, scholarships:
1982 International Brass Quintet Contest - 1st prize (Ancona)
1982 International Brass Quintet Contest - 1st prize (Barcs)
1985 International Trumpet Contest - 1st prize (Ancona)
1986 Maurice André International Brass Quintet Contest - 1st prize (Narbonne)
1987 Young Artist Music Competition - 1st price (California)
1988 Scholarship: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, summer
1987-1990 Scholarship: U.S. International University