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.

Káip Róbert


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Date of Birth

Robert Kaip was born on the 1st of March 1977 in Budapest (Hungary). He started to learn the piano in 1984 in Budapest as a pupil of Tamás Kereskedő. Five years later, in 1989 he started to study trompone playing from Ildikó Pál and Gábor Tamás. Between 1991 and 1995 he learnt in the Conservatory of Music "Béla Bartók" in Budapest from Professor Antal Avar. In 1995 he was admitted to Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, his professor was Gustav Höna. He graduated in 2000. He participated in Joe Alessi's masterclass in Leukerbad in 1999.

He was one of the founders of Danubia Symphony Orchestra, Budapest in 1993 and until 2003 he was the orchestra's principal trombonist. He has been also the principal trombonist of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1997. He is the member of Höna Trombone Quartet from 1997, he played in Ensemble Pro Brass also from that year until 2002 and in Ewald Brass Quintet until 2003. He has been playing in Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Japan from 2004. He took part in Corpus Trombone Quartet from 2005 until 2016.

He won with Ewald Brass Quintet many international competition e.g. in China, USA, Germany, France and Hungary. He won also the first place of Balog-Zolcz Trombone Competition in 1995, and in 2010 together with Corpus Trombone Quartet he won the International Brass Chamber Music Competition Passau, Germany.

He has had a lot of masterclasses in Hungary and abroad e.g. in Japan, in the USA, Italy and Greece.

He played together e.g. with Tamas Vasary, Adam Fischer, Ivan Fischer, Andras Ligeti, Peter Eötvös, Helmut Rilling, Jose Cura, Michiyoshi Inoue, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Rico Saccani, Sir Neville Marriner, Kobayashi Kenichiro, Shlomo Mintz, Yuri Simonov, Daniel Oren, Gregory Vajda, Janos Kovacs, Domonkos Heja, Andras Keller.

He received in 2000, 2008 and 2009 the Artisjus Prize. He won the same prize together with Corpus Trombone Quartet in 2011. And he got the Liszt Prize as a member of Ewald Brass Quintet in 2002.

He is the member of Tongyeong Festival Orchestra from 2014. Since 2008 he is professor at University of Debrecen, Faculty of Music.