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.

Kiss József


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

József Kiss was born in Hungary and studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music / Budapest, his professor was Péter Pongrácz. In 1984 he won the bronze medal of the International Oboe Competition in Toulon / France. In 1988 he won the Grand Prix of the National Woodwind Competition of the Hungarian Radio. From 1983 to 1992 he was the solo oboist of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and until 2009 he was in the same position in the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. He began teaching at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1987. From 1997 to 2007 he was a guest professor at the Musashino Akademia Musicae in Tokyo. He also teaches various masterclasses, e.g. at the North German Oboe Days in Wolfenbüttel, at the Summer Academy in Debrecen, at the Crescendo Summer Institute in Tokaj, as well as in Budapest, Thessaloniki, and Trieste and at Sapporo Otani College. He has also collaborated with conductors such as Lovro von Matačić Sir Georg Solti, Antal Dorati, Ádám Fischer, Ivan Fischer and Zoltán Kocsis and many others. For his artistic activity he received numerous prizes and recognitions, e.g. the Prize of the Hungarian Music Society (1994), the Artist of the Year Award at the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra (1998, 2001) and the Liszt ferenc Prize (2005). He played regularly with the Camerata Salzburg, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra and the Gran Partita Detmold, as well as a soloist and a chamber music partner. Since 2008 he is a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
Lugna Bla Timmar - Blue Hours Naxos 8.503024
1991 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano Quintet in E-flat major - Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Quintet in E-flat major Naxos 8.550511
1992 Schumann, Robert: Works for Oboe and Piano Naxos 8.550599
1993 Brahms, Duvernoy, Herzogenberg: Horn Trios Naxos 8.550441
1994 Largo Naxos 8.550950
1994 The Best of Naxos 8 Naxos 8.551201
1995 Druschetzky Georg: Fúvószene/Harmoniemusik Hungaroton HCD 31618
1995 Baroque Masterpieces Naxos 8.553221
1996 Famous Adagios Naxos 8.550994
1997 The Best of Mozart Naxos 8.556653
1997 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Adagio Naxos 8.552240
1997 Fúvóspartiták
Hungaroton HCD 31689
1998 Cinema Classics Vol.7 Naxos 8.556627
1998 Romanza: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos 8.556618
1998 Nocturne: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos 8.556620
1998 Zempléni Művészeti Napok 1992-1998 Antenna Hungária AH CD 007
1998 Meditation: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming
(Meditation: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming)
Naxos 8.556614
1998 Serenade: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos 8.556619
1999 Chamber Music Favourites Naxos 8.554429
1999 Baroque Favourites Amadis 7173
1999 Sanctus: Classical Music for Reflextion and Meditation Naxos 8.556704
2000 Name-game - Kortárs művek harsonára
(Name-game - Contemporary Works with Trombone)
Hungaroton HCD 31948
2002 Classical Moments 1: Classical Music to Wake Up to Naxos 8.555357
2004 A Musical Journey - Vienna: A Musical Tour of the City's Past and Present Naxos 2.110502
2004 Donizetti, Gaetano: Double Concerto - Flute Concertino - Clarinet Concertino Naxos 8.557492
2005 Beethoven for Meditation Naxos 8.557751 Swedish edition
2005 Night Music, Vol. 9. Naxos 8.556823
2005 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: The Genius of Mozart Naxos 8.570116
2007 Meditation Naxos 8.571075
2007 MusiCare Naxos 8.570729
2007 Baroque Favorites Naxos 8.571096
2007 Zauber der Oboe
(The Magic of the Oboe)
Naxos 8.571108
2008 101 Classics - The Best Loved Classical Melodies Naxos 8.508004
2008 Läkande - Musik för Kropp och Själ
(Healing - Music for Body and Soul)
Naxos 8.572147
2009 Classical Bliss Naxos 8.578053
2012 Min Forste Beethoven
(My First Beethoven Album)
Naxos 8.578235