Tarkövi&Vojta&Millischer Brass Trio
- Brass Ensemble
- Germany, Czech Republic & France
Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet
Přemysl Vojta, horn
Fabrice Millischer, trombone
Gábor Tarkövi / Trumpet
Gábor Tarkövi was born in Esztergom in 1969, descendant of a family of musicians.
At the age of nine, he received his very first trumpet lesson from his father, István Tarkövi. Raised in Csolnok, absorbing the local “Schwab” brass 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.
After studying in Budapest, he absorbed important musical influences from György Kurtág and Hans Gansch.
He started his career at the Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra as co-principal trumpet, then moved on to the Berlin Symphonie Orchestra (today Konzerthausorchester Berlin) as principal trumpet, and in 1999 to the Bayern Radio Symphony Orchestra as principal trumpet.
Read MoreBetween 2004 – 2019 he was principal trumpet player of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Since 2018 Gábor Tarkövi is Professor for Trumpet at the Berlin University of the Arts. Gábor Tarkövi plays chamber music in diverse ensembles, in the Pro Brass, the Austrian Brass Connection, the Wien-Berlin Brass Quintet and 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 Berliner Philharmoniker, the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra, China National Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. Under an exclusive contract with the Swiss Tudor Classics label since 2008, four CD’s have been produced. These are the Italian Trumpet Concertos with Mojca Erdmann, Classical Trumpet Concertos with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karl-Heinz Steffens, Arioso & Brillante Concerto for Trumpet and Organ with Peter Kofler, and the Brilliant Brass recording with the Wien-Berlin Brass Quintett. The productions collected acclamation from critic and the trade
Přemysl Vojta / Horn
Přemysl Vojta is widely praised as one of the leading hornist of his generation. In 2010 he was awarded with first prize in the International ARD competition. In 2011, after his successful debut at the Beethoven Festival Bonn, he received the prestigious Beethoven Ring Award.
Přemysl is born in 1983 in Brno (Czech Republic), began playing the horn at the age of ten, under the mentorship of Olga Voldánová. After studying at the Prague Conservatory from 1998 until 2004 with Bedřich Tylšar he moved to Germany, where he was a student of Christian-Friederich Dallmann at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 2004 to 2010. He used to teach at the Universität der Künste Berlin (2010-2015) and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (2015-2017).
Current engagements include performances as a soloist with the Academy of St Martin´s in the Fields, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Wiesbaden State Theater Orchestra, and the Prague Philharmonia. Přemysl Vojta was a Principal Hornist of the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra and now holds the same post in the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne. Partnered with pianists Tomoko Sawano and Tobias Koch, he has released a number of recordings that attracted much critical acclaim. His latest CD of all Michael and Joseph Haydn horn concertos (with the Haydn Ensemble Prague) was released in autumn 2018. Přemysl Vojta plays a french horn made by Klaus Fehr (model 3). For the performances with period instruments he plays a f-horn by Daniel Fuchs (Vienna) and a natural horn by Curtois (Paris).
Current engagements include performances as a soloist with the Academy of St Martin´s in the Fields, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Wiesbaden State Theater Orchestra, and the Prague Philharmonia.
Přemysl Vojta was a Principal Hornist of the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra and now holds the same post in the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne.
Partnered with pianists Tomoko Sawano and Tobias Koch, he has released a number of recordings that attracted much critical acclaim. His latest CD of all Michael and Joseph Haydn horn concertos (with the Haydn Ensemble Prague) was released in autumn 2018.
Přemysl Vojta plays a french horn made by Klaus Fehr (model 3). For the performances with period instruments he plays a f-horn by Daniel Fuchs (Vienna) and a natural horn by Curtois (Paris).
Fabrice Millischer / Trombone
Upon winning first prize in the ARD International Music Competition, Fabrice Millischer is recognised as one of the most gifted contemporary trombone players in Europe. The 28-year-old is to date the first and only winner of this challenging competition in the category of trombone. He is well known not only among professional musicians, but also among those fond of classical music in general.
Millischer started his musical education at the Conservatoire of Toulouse. Exposed to music since childhood, his love for music started with the piano, turned to the cello and ultimately to the trombone. He studied both instruments at the Conservatory of Toulouse and obtained highest marks on his graduation exams. Yet undecided between cello and trombone, he entered the CNSMD of Lyon where he took master classes on the trombone with Michel Becquet and Alain Manfrin and on the sackbut with Daniel Lassalle. At the same time, he continued his education on the cello at the CNSMD of Paris, taught by Philippe Muller, Roland Pidoux and Xavier Philips.
In 2006 Millischer formed the quartet called “Quartbone” with Aurélien Honoré, Jean-Philippe Navrez and Fabien Dornic. The “Quartbone” devoted its work to the topic of the development of the trombone from the Baroque period until the present.
Fabrice Millischer is frequently on tour with such famous Baroque groups as “Le Concert de Nations” under the direc- tion of Jordi Savall, “Sasqueboutiers” conducted by Daniel Lassalle and Jean-Pierre Canihac, and “Insula Orchestra” by Laurence Equilbey.
A soloist in frequent demand, he has been invited to play with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, the State Hermitage Orchestra in St. Petersburg, the National Orchestra of the Capitol in Tou- louse, the Symphony Orchestra in Cannes and the Ukrainian National Orchestra. On his tours Millischer has visited Washington, Beijing, Tokio, Seoul, Munich, Geneva and Paris (to name a few) and has participated in festivals devoted to brass instruments (e.g. the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the Epsival, the Cuivres en Dombes, the Limoux Cuivrée Spéciale).
Since 2008 Fabrice Millischer has been solo trombonist with the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken/ Kaiserslautern.
Taking a great interest in the music of our time, he has contributed to the creation of a number of works for the trombone. Many contemporary musical pieces have been composed and dedicated to Fabrice Millischer: “Trombone Concerto for Trombone and Brass Ensemble” by Jean Guillou, “Trombone Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra” by Patrick Burgan (referred to as “La chute de Lucifer”), “Libretto” by Etienne Perruchon and “L’appel sauvage” by Alain Celo.
Besides winning the first prize in the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, he has also been laure-
ate in other international competitions for the trombone: Budapest (2005) and the competition of Sacqueboute in Toulouse (2006). Since 2009 he has been an active participant in the“Déclic” Programme of the AFAA (Association française d’action artistique) which promotes young talents. Also in 2009 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Academy of Arts and Letters.
In 2011 Millischer became the first trombonist to be awarded the first prize in the category “Revelation Instrumental Soloist” by the “Victoires de la Musique Classique.” In the same year, he was recognized by the prestigious Académie Charles-Cros (Charles Cros Academy) with its grand prize.
Despite his young age, Fabrice Millischer is a highly sought Professor of Trombone. In 2008 he taught at the Conserv- atoire Paul Dukas in Paris and in 2009 he became Professor of Trombone at the Hochschule für Music Saar (Saarland College of Music). This made him the youngest professor for trombone in Germany. Moreover, he is regularly invited to give master classes in France and Europe as well as in other parts of the world: in Washington, Beijing, Quebec.
In 2013 he was appointed Professor of Trombone at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Freiburg Conservatory of Music).
Fabrice Millischer is presently working with Antoine Courtois Paris and plays the Legend 420 NSBHST.