14 December 14:00 uur Winterswijk (NL)
14 December 20:00 uur Winterswijk (NL)
18 December 20:00 uur Heek (D)
19 December 20:00 uur Heek (D)
20 December 20:00 uur Hengelo (O) (NL)
21 December 14:00 uur Heek (D)
Zoltan Kiss - Tenor Trombone (Mnozil Brass)
Born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1980, Zoltán began playing the trombone at the age of 12 under the direction of István Domány. He chose the instrument being fascinated with the moving slide, also inspired by his older brother Árpád, a trumpet player. Between 1994 and 1996, Zoltán attended the Hungarian Army School (Budapest) in the class of Jozsef Nagy. He then moved to Poland in 1996 as his mother began working for the Hungarian Embassy in Warsaw. Zoltán focused on developing his own technique and unique style during these early years, inspired by lead trumpeters such as Bill Chase and Maynard Ferguson. He also studied in the class of Henryk Małecki until 2001.
In 1999, Zoltán won the National Young Musicians Competition and a scholarship under the Polish Ministry of Culture and Heritage. He won the Polish National Trombone Competition (Junior category) in 2000 and again in 2003 (Senior category). Zoltán studied in Katowice between 2002 and 2004 before returning to Warsaw. There he attended the Chopin University of Music, graduating in 2007.
His Warsaw Brass Trio (WB3), comprising of school friends Henryk Kowalewicz (horn) and Lubomir Jarosz (trumpet), received third prize in the 2003 International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Krakow. The trio were also awarded first prize in the 2005 Polish National Chamber Music Competition (brass category).
Zoltán was invited to audition for Mnozil Brass in 2005, for which he happily accepted. He moved to the groups’ base in Vienna (Austria) from where he tours the world, performing in over 100 concerts per year.
This year, Zoltán has been appointed International Trombone Tutor at the The Philip Jones Centre for Brass (Royal Northern College of Music) in Manchester, United Kingdom. When he possibly can, Zoltán engages himself as a soloist, in chamber music projects and holds trombone masterclasses and workshops.