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.

Hőna Gusztáv


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Date of Birth

He started studying music in 1961. He graduated from the teachers’ training college of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1971 and from the five-year course of studies at the same institution in 1973. He attended the Florida State University, USA on a three-month fellowship twice, in 1978 and 1979.
He has been member of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio and Television since 1972. At the Radio he has had the opportunity to record works of the international and Hungarian trombone literature, such as the Trombone Concerto by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, the Ballade by Frank Martin, the Concerto D’Hiver for trombone and string orchestra by Darius Milhaud, the Symphony for trombone and orchestra by Enst Bloch, and the Fantasy for trombone and orchestra by Paul Creston. He has inspired contemporary Hungarian composers to write works for trombone which he performs regularly. Several compositions have been written and dedicated to him, among others Ervin Jereb’s Monograph; László Dubrovay’s Solo Nr. 2.; Endre Székely’ Rhapsody for trombone and percussion, József Sári’s Ananta; Frigyes Hidas’s Concerto, Double Concerto for tenor and bass trombone, Birthday Concerto.
Gusztáv Hőna founded two chamber music formations: the Modern Brass Ensemble in 1974 and the Hőna Trombone Quartet in 1983 and has achieved great success with both ensembles in Hungary and abroad. At the International Brass Competition in Ancona the Modern Brass Ensemble has won first prize.
Since 1981 Gusztáv Hőna has attended on international events, given master-classes, lectures, chamber and solo concerts in Europe, America and Australia, focusing mainly on contemporary Hungarian trombone literature. In 1992 he was awarded the Liszt and the Artisjus prize for his outstanding artistic achievements and his endeavors of propagating and performing Hungarian compositions at home and abroad. For this work he received the prize of the Artisjus Music Foundation a second time in 2002. He has been teaching at the Ferenc Liszt University of Music since 1990; presently he is senior lecturer and head of department there.

In 2013 he was awarded with Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory Award.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1983 Fiatal magyar zeneszerzők elektronikus kompozíciói
(Electronic Music by Young Hungarian Composers)
Hungaroton SLPX 12371 LP
1985 Reneszánsz Pop
(Renaissance Pop)
Hungaroton SLPX 12575 LP / Reissue on CD: HCD 12575 (1985)
1987 Csemiczky: Commedia senza parole; Előhívó ének; Kyrie; Antiphonae No. 2
(Csemiczky, Miklós: Commedia senza parole; Summoning Song; Kyrie; Antiphonae No. 2)
Hungaroton SLPX 12854 LP
1994 Dubrovay László: Szimfónia; Concerto No.2 trombitára és 15 vonóshangszerre; Variciók egy oszcilláló vonalra; Hármasverseny
(Dubrovay, László: Symphony; Concerto No.2 for Trumpet and 15 strings; Variations to an Oscillating Line; Triple Concerto)
Hungaroton HCD 31349
1995 Kortárs magyar fúvószene
(Contemporary Hungarian Wind Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31612
1995 Esküvői zene
(Wedding music)
Hungaroton HCD 31472
1996 Magyar kortárs zeneszerzők rézfúvós kamarazenéje
(Brass Music by Hungarian Contemporary Composers)
Hungaroton HCD 31680
1997 Dubrovay László: Új fúvós zene
(Dubrovay, László: New Wind Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31716
1997 Sári József: Időmalom No.2; Elidegenített idézetek; Búcsú Glenn Gouldtól; Ballada; Attribútumok; Négy invenció; Concertino
(Sári, József: The Mill of Time No.2; Verfremdete Zitate; Farewell to Glenn Gouldtól; Ballad; Attributes; Four Inventions; Concertino)
Hungaroton HCD 31715
2000 Dubrovay László: Brummadza tánca - Kamarazene réz- és fafúvósokra
(Dubrovay, László: Brummadza's Dance - Chamber Music for Brass and Woodwind)
Hungaroton HCD 32002
2003 Malek Miklós: Brass Concertos Hungaroton HCD 32249
2005 Hőna Gusztáv - Ajánlások
(Gusztáv Hőna - Dedications)
Hungaroton HCD 32298 Own
2010 Dubrovay László: Szólók Nos. 1-5.
(László Dubrovay: Solos Nos. 10-5.)
Hungaroton HCD 32674-75 2 CDs