Zsolt Romos

Flute

Flute teacher, currently associate professor at the Liszt Ferenc University of Music – Budapest and its practice school (Bartók Conservatory) and the Faculty of Music at the University of Debrecen.

He was born in 1969 in Komádi (Hungary). He finished his studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music where he acquired Bachelor diploma as well as a PhD diploma. He attended several master courses held by András Adorján, Jean-Claude Gérard, Jean-Pierre Rampal, János Bálint, Zoltán Gyöngyössy, István Matuz.

He has been teaching from 1991 and gained expertise during his career as a teacher at every level of flute tuition from primary level through secondary to higher education. His students have been successful at numerous competitions and festivals in Hungary and abroad. He has been head of the woodwind section of the Hungarian Music Teachers’ Association (ZETA) from 2014. He is often invited as a jury member of inland and international competitions. Besides this, he regularly holds master classes, display classes, postgraduate courses and lectures both in Hungary and abroad.

He was a member of the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra from 1992 to 1998. Meanwhile, he has been working with the Budapest Festival Orchestra as a permanent assistant. As an orchestral musician, he played in almost all the European countries, in the United States and Canada. Since the establishment of Componensemble, he participates in the everyday work of the ensemble. Several contemporary musical compositions and their premieres are bound to his name (for example those of Zoltán Jeney, Barnabás Dukay, József Sári). He works regularly as a performer and teacher with the following composers: Barnabás Dukay, Zsolt Serei, József Sári, Máté Hollós. He led the Contemporary Music course at the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts at University of Pécs from 2001 to 2015 (created dedicated composer’s concerts of József Sári and Máté Hollós). He founded the Flute Quartet of Csepel with friends in 2000, this ensemble regularly performs on concerts and festivals. 

Recordings:

  • The Conscience – Narrative Chamber Works (1993; Leo Records)
  • Gábor Olgyay – Aurél Holló: MISSA NOE (2002)
  • Gábor Olgyay – Aurél Holló: IZZIK A MENNY – oratorio with parts for mass (2003)
  • Gábor Olgyay – Aurél Holló: ALTAMIRA (2006)
  • Victimae – Vocal and chamber music (2009; Hungaroton)
  • Legacies 9 Amadinda Percussion Group (2012; Hungaroton)

Publications:
Zoltán Gyöngyössy: Pearls (Közreadó, 2012)


Other activities:
from 2000: planning, layout of score graphical work, publications (Amadinda Percussion Group, György Kurtág, József Sári, Barnabás Dukay, Zsolt Serei, Gergely Ittzés, Anthony Newman)

Score graphics exhibition:

  • 2015: Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Budapest
  • 2016: Zoltán Kodály Secondary School of Music, Debrecen
  • 2016: Zoltán Kodály Gallery, Debrecen 
  • 2017: Music Palace, Miskolc


Prizes, awards:

  • Bonis Bona – national talent award 2022
  • Artisjus Prize 2010 and 2021
  • Rector’s Prize 2013 (Liszt Ferenc University of Music, Budapest)
  • Teacher of the Year 2014 (teaching prize in the Budapest)
  • Coaching Prize, Elek Tihamér National Secondary School Flute Competition 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019)
  • Coaching Prize, Bántai Vilmos Budapest Flute Competition 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012