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.

Dobozy Borbála


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Borbála Dobozy was born in Budapest. She began her university harpsichord studies with Zuzana Ruzicková in Bratislava then continued at the Prague Music Academy (also with her) where she gained her diploma with distinction. In the following years she studied historic performance practice at the Salzburg Mozarteum – again graduating with distinction – with Liselotte Brändle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Johann Sonnleitner. Then she studied also with Sonnleitner for a year at the Zürich Music Academy.

A major landmark in her career came in 1983 when she won a prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Brugge, Belgium, to which she was invited back as a jury member in 2001. She plays regularly at the world’s leading festivals, and has performed at the Budapest Spring Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the Bergen Festival. In recent years, she has frequently performed with the gamba virtuoso José Vázquez, who possesses an internationally famous collection of instruments, and they also tour Europe with a travelling exhibition.

At the centre of Borbála Dobozy’s activities as a musician is the oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach, but her repertoire embraces the entire harpsichord literature including contemporary works. Several Hungarian composers – Frigyes Hidas, Árpád Balázs, György Arányi-Aschner – have written pieces for her. She has given concerts in most countries of Europe as well as the United States and has made radio/TV recordings and CDs. Her album of works by Gottlieb Theophil Muffat (Componimenti musicali) won the renowned award of the German Record Critics in Hamburg in 1992.

As president of the Hungarian Bach Society Foundation, Borbála Dobozy actively participates in the organisation of the Budapest Bach Week each year.

2011 Liszt Prize
2021 Knight’s Cross Order Of Merit Of The Republic Of Hungary

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Current performances of Borbála Dobozy
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