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.

Szabó Zsolt

cello, viola da gamba

After studying cello, he started playing viola da gamba as a member of several old music ensembles from 1986. In 1987, he was a founding member of the Musica Profana early music group and later became the artistic director.
Together with a historical dance teacher (Rita Széll), they started the first renaissance dance house in Hungary.
After 1990, playing the viola da gamba was perfected by courses of international experts, and he performed together with Slovenian and Polish old music ensembles, he was a member of the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

Since 2002, he has been working with his group mainly on the 16-17th centurys’ hungarian music. He began to research and play Hungarian music of the 18th century, and as a result of his work, the fifth album of the Musica Profana entitled "Kájoni Codex" was released in 2005.

Beside he did the management of Musica Profana, he plays regularly with the following performers and ensembles abroad on recordings and concerts:
Mária Zádori, Irén Lovász, Éva Lax, Krisztina Jónás, Chamber Orchestra of Ars Longa, Tomkins Singing Ensemble, Corvina Consort, Tabulatura early music ensemble, Excanto early music ensemble, Kecskés Ensemble, Ars Renata Singer, Ariadne Consort, Budapest Bach Consort, Bacchus Consort, Mandel Quartet, Geneamus.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1993 Angyalkoncert Bouvard & Pécuchet VBP 013
1999 In Paradise Periferic Records BGCD049
2001 Fechtschule - Vívóiskola
(Fencing School)
2002 Noël Magánkiadás
2004 Banchieri, Adriano: Sinfonie Ecclesiastiche Hungaroton HCD 32194
2004 Kájoni Kódex Harmónia Produkció HCD291
2005 Rauch, Andreas: Ünnepi kantáták / Currus triumphalis musicus Hungaroton HCD 32232 First recording
2009 Antico e moderno Harmónia Produkció HCD419