Bence Szepesi

Current positions
President - Hungarian Clarinet and Saxophone Society
Principal Clarinet - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Leader - Budapest Saxophone Quartet
Professor of Saxophone - University of Miskolc
Professor of Clarinet - Vienna Conservatorium
National Chairman - International Clarinet Association

Masterclasses
2016 - NAMM Music Festival - Moscow, Russia
2016 - Ostrava Summer Music Academy - Ostrava, Czech Republic
2016 - Conservatory of Music - Ostrow Wielkopolsky, Poland
2016 - California State University - Los Angeles, CA, USA
2016 - Manhattan School of Music - New York, NY, USA
2016 - The Juilliard School of Music - New York, NY, USA
2015 - University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
2015 - Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY, USA
2015 - Conservatory of Ljubljana - Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015 - Music Academy - Wroclaw, Poland
2015-2014 - Saxophone and Clarinet Power - Radenzi, Slovenia
2014 - Zutphen, Netherland
2013 - Qatar Music Academy - Doha, Qatar
2013 - Gnessin Academy of Music - Moscow, Russia
2013 - 2012 Summer Saxophone Academy - Podsreda, Slovenia
2011 - Music School of Vhrnika - Vhrnika, Slovenia
2009 - Conservatorio Nicolini - Piacenza, Italy
2009, 2008, 2007 - Velence Summer Academy - Agárd, Hungary

Awards
2016 - Best Classical Recording Award for “i3”- Tennessee, USA
2011 - Artisjus Award for Contemporary Music - Budapest, Hungary
1992 - Béla Bartók Youth Orchestral Prize - Budapest, Hungary

Prizes and competitions
2000 - 2nd prize - International Saxophone Quartet Competition - Dortmund, Germany
1999 - 3rd prize - Chamber Music Competition - Trapani, Sicily
1999 - Special prize - Chamber Music Competition - Trapani, Sicily
1998 - 3rd and Special prize - Chamber Music Competition - Caltanisetta, Sicily
1998 - 4th prize - Chamber Music Competition - Trapani, Sicily
1997 - 1st prize - Chamber Music Competition - Budapest, Hungary
1996 - Special prize - Osaka Chamber Music Competition - Osaka, Japan
1993 - 3rd prize - International Clarinet Association Competition - Gent, Belgium
1985 - Special prize - National Clarinet Competition - Hungary
1985 - 1st prize - Budapest Clarinet Competition - Budapest, Hungary

Jury memberships
2016, 2013, 2009, 2007, 2005 - Jury - National Clarinet and Saxophone Competition - Győr, Hungary
2016 - Jury - National Clarinet Competition - Debrecen, Hungary
2016 - Jury - National Clarinet Competition - Nova Gorica, Slovenia
2016 - Jury - “Peter Aab” International Saxophone Competition - Budapest
2015 - Jury - SVIREL Competition - Slovenia
2014 - Jury - Anton Eberst Clarinet Competition - Novi Sad, Serbia
2008-2009 - President of Jury - International Saxophone Competition - Sestri-Levante (Italy)

Activities
2016 - Soloist - Russian State Wind Orchestra - Moscow, Russia
2015 - Soloist - Intercamerata Orchestra - Wroclaw, Poland
2014 - Soloist - State Capella Orchestra - St.Petersburg, Russia
2014 - Soloist - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2014 - Soloist - Intercamerata Orchestra - Ladek Zdroj Festival, Poland
2014 - Chamber performance - Vienna SaxFest - Austria
2012 - Substitute Player - Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra - Doha, Qatar
2012 - Soloist - Arnhem Wind Symphony - Zutphen, Netherlands
2010 - Substitute - Musica Hungarica Orchestra- Germany
2009 - Founded “EuroSax” International Saxophone Ensemble
2009 - Ennio Morricone World Tour - Asia, Africa, Europe
2006 - Soloist - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2004 - Soloist - George Solti Chamber Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2004 - Soloist - Weiner-Szasz Chamber Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2001 - Soloist - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2000 - Soloist - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
1998 - Chamber performance - WASBE Festival - Schladming, Austria
1996 - Soloist - Ferenc Liszt Music Academy Orchestra - Spain, Italy, France
1995 - Founded the Budapest Saxophone Quartet
1995 - Concertmaster - WASBE IYWO Orchestra - Hamamatsu, Japan
1995 - Scholarship - “Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy” - Rotterdam, Netherlands
1992 - Principal Clarinet of Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra, Budapest
1987 - Soloist - Aladár Tóth Youth Symphony Orchestra - Athens, Greece

Schools
DLA Doctorate Program - Ferenc Liszt University of Music - Budapest, Hungary - 2013-2017
Conservatoire National Supérieur De Musique et de Danse de Paris, France - 2002-2004
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary — 1992-1997
Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music - Budapest, Hungary - 1988-1992

Qualifications
Chamber music post-graduation - 2004
Artist, Professor of Clarinet and teacher - 1997

Sponsorships
BG France - 2015 -
D’Addario, USA - Silver Artist 2012 -
SELMER, France - Exclusive Artist 2000-2010

Concerts
Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South-Korea, Spain, Taiwan, USA

CDs
i3 - 2015
Silent Words - 2013
Imagine - 2012
Emotion - 2006
Spirit - 2004
Gentle Love - 2003
Baroque - 2002
Double Portrait - 2002
Alone 2000
80 minutes around the world - 2000
Rhapsody in Blue - 1999
From Baroque to Jazz - 1998

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