ZOLTÁN SZÉPLAKI (HU) – recorder and flute

ZOLTÁN SZÉPLAKI (HU) – recorder and flute

He was born in 1972 in Budapest. At an early age, he came into contact with László Czidra and the Camerata Hungarica ensemble. He participated in several international recorder masterclasses under the direction of Anneke Boeke, Peter Holtslag and Walter van Hauwe. He earned his first musical diploma (recorder) in 1999 at the Early Music Faculty of the Conservatory in Szeged (Hungary) as a student of László Lőrincz, and his second one (Baroque flute) in 2002 at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest under the direction of Vera Balogh and Ildikó Kertész. He is currently working on his PhD thesis. Since 1998, he ahs been teaching recorder at the Bartók Béla Music Institute of the University of Miskolc and at the Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music in Miskolc. He is a regular jury member of regional, national and international competitions and has taught at several early music masterclasses. He has been member of the Musica Historica ensemble since 1990 and has also worked with some other Hungarian ensembles. He performed in more than a thousand concerts in Hungary and across Europe and contributed to eighteen music records. In his teaching work he aspires to extend the sound of woodwind instruments; in his performances he lays great emphasis on applying different kinds of dance characters and on the musical representation of common language.

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