Berlin Phirharmonic Brass Trio
- Brass Ensemble
Gábor Tarkövi, Trumpet
Born in Esztergom in 1969, Gábor Tarkövi descends from a family of musicians.
At the age of nine, he receives his very first trumpet lesson from his father, István Tarkövi. Raised in Csolnok, absorbing the local Schwab brass wind music substantially influenced his musical career.
After graduating at the Richter János Conservatory in Győr, Gábor became a student of György Geiger at the Liszt Ferenc Teacher Training College. Gábor continued his studies under Frigyes Varasdy at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.
György Kurtág and Hans Gansch are among his important teachers. He started his career at the Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra as co-principal trumpet, then moved on to the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester (today Konzerthausorchester Berlin), and in 1999-ben to the Bayern Radio Symphony Orchestra as principal trumpet.
Since 2004, he has been the principal trumpet player of the Berlin Philharmonic. Besides his orchestral work, Gábor Tarkövi regularly plays chamber music, in the Pro Brass and the Austrian Brass Connection , in the Wien-Berlin Brass Quintet and in the Berlin Philharmonic Brass Trio.
Regularly performing in Europe, the USA and Asia, he is a renowned soloist worldwide, presenting concerts with major orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra the Bavarian Radio, and China National Orchestra.
Gábor regularly works with world famous conductor Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta and Seiji Ozawa. He lectures at the Herbert von Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, and presents master courses all over the world.
Under an exclusive contract with the Swiss Tudor Classics label since 2008, they produced four CD’s. ‚Italian Trumpet Concertos‘ with Mojca Erdmann, and ‚Classical Trumpet Concertos‘ with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karl-Heinz Steffens, „Arioso & Brillante“ Orgel and Trumpet with Peter Kofler and the „Brillant Brass“ Recording with the Wien-Berlin Brass Quintett.
The productions collected acclamation from critic and the trade
Andrej Žust, Horn
Andrej Žust was born in 1984 in Logatec, Slovenia, where he had his first horn lessons with Janez Polanc. Later he went to Boštjan Lipovšek at the Ljubljana Music Academy. The young horn player also received artistic encouragement from such renowned musicians as Hermann Baumann, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Viktor Malisch and Radovan Vlatkovič. While still a student he received the Lucijan-Marija-Škerjanc and Prešeren prizes for his artistic abilities. He then went on to win the first prize at numerous national and international competitions, including Povoletto (Italy) in 2001 and the Young Musicians Competition in Slovenia in 2002. In May 2004 he was appointed principal horn in the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra in Ljubljana. Žust has also been a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra. An active chamber-music player, he belongs to the Ariart Wind Quintet, the Soloists of the Ljubljana Chamber Orchestra and the Trio Triumvirat. From February 2009 to January 2011 he was a scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra Academy. At the beginning of the 2011/2012 season, Andrej Žust joined the orchestra’s horn section.
Jesper Busk Sørensen, Trombone
Jesper Busk Sørensen’s first instrument was the euphonium, but he decided to take up the trombone, because he loved its warm, opulent tone and because he was so taken with its versatility as one of the most powerful yet also mellowest instruments of the orchestra. He studied with Niels-Ole Bo Johansen, Rolf Sandmark and Jesper Juul at the Royal Music Academy in Århus. His first professional engagement was in 2002 as second trombone – later becoming first – of the Århus Symfoniorkester. In addition, he undertook further training with Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombonist Michael Mulcahy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. As a chamber player, Sørensen is a member of the Danske Basunkvartet (Danish Trombone Quartet), which has given the world premiere of several contemporary works. The musician, a member of Berlin Philharmonic Brass, enjoys travel and also a special interest in architecture and design