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Bence Bogányi






Bence Bogányi was born into a Hungarian family of musicians. He got his first bassoon lessons at the age of nine with György Bokor in Hungary, continued his studies with László Hara and then with Jussi Särkkä at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. He won the Nordplus Scholarship and studied in Malmö, Sweden, with Asger Svendsen, then he was taught for one year by Helman Jung at the academy of music Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany. Bence Bogányi graduated from the academy of music Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin in 2004 passing the concert exam with Prof. Klaus Thunemann with distinction.

In 1997, Bence Bogányi won the 1st place at the International Crusell Competition in Finland and in 2002 the special award of the Bärenreiter publishing house at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In 2004, he won the 2nd place at the International Music Competition Jean Françaix in Paris and in 2006 the 1st place at the FernandGillet-HugoFoxInternationalCompetitionin Indianapolis (USA) as well as the  2nd place and the audience award at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich together with the ensemble Quintett Chantily.
In 1997, Bence Bogányi received his first occupation as solo bassoonist at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. In 2002, he occupied the same position at the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2005 he was employed by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (German: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin). Since 2007 Bence Bogányi has been the solo bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic (German: Münchner Philharmoniker).

As a soloist he travelled throughout Europe and played with renowned orchestras, among others with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Munich Chamber Orchestra (German: Münchner Kammerorchester) and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2005, he premiered in Helsinki the bassoon concerto written for him by the great Finnish composer Kalevi Aho. As a chamber musician he was invited to many renowned festivals throughout Europe. He performed with the BerlinPhilharmonicOctetatconcerts at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and in Japan. In 2008, with this formation he recorded the septet of Beethoven. Together with the ensemble Quintett Chantily he toured among other countries Greece, the Czech Republic and the African continent giving concerts, workshops and masterclasses. The ensemble Quintett Chantily has recorded two CDs for the publisher Profile Edition Günther Hänssler.

  Ole Kristian Dahl

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