Hungary
 
 
 
 

Péter Vedres

Péter Vedres started to play the bassoon, when he was 12 years old. He became a student of the Szent István Conservatory at Budapest, when he was fourteen. At 2014 he finished his studies there and succesfully got accepted to the University of Pécs. He graduated there at 2018 with a bachelor-bassoon artist degree. At 2018 he applied for the Unversity of Music and Performing Arts Vienna to master studies, where Professor Stepan Turnovsky gave him a place at his bassoon-class.

During his academic years he was awarded at many national and international competitions. At 2018 he won an absolute first prize of the IX. International Antonio Salieri Music Competition at Legnago. Also this year he won the absolute first prize at the Competition of the University of Pécs Music Academy. At 2019 he got first prize at the Danubia Talents International Competition at Vác, and he was awarded later this year Brno International Wind Competition with a third prize at the adult-bassoon category at his 22th year. During these years he had masterclasses with Bence Bogányi, Stepan Turnovsky, and with the wind-artists of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

He had also the chance to work with professional orchestras, like Pannon Philharmonic, National Opera of Croatia Osijek, and Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra. At 2020 he won an audition to the EUYO, and also a member of the orchestra at 2021. Currently he is first bassoonist of the Zuglo Filharmonics Budapest.

At these orchestras he had the luck to work with fantastic conductors, such as Marin Alsop, Peter Stark, Howard Williams, Riccardo Frizza or Tibor Bogányi, and with wonderful soloists, like Hakan Hardenberger, Kristóf Baráti or Gábor Tarkövi.

With the Zuglo Filharmonics Budapest he’s playing from week to week in the most important concert halls of Budapest, like the Palace of Arts, Liszt Academy Grand Hall, and Vigadó. He had also the chance at 2015 and 2019 to play The Nutcracker and Swan Lake from Tchaikovsky with the St. Petersborough Festival Ballet all around France’s biggest auditoriums, such as La Seine Musicale in Paris, L’Amphitheatre in Lyon, or Zenith Arena in Lille.

Chamber music is also really important at his life. At the last years he played concerts to the Hungarian Embassy Of Lisbon and Rome with different chamber groups. At 2020 he won the “Talentum Hungaricum” national scolarship, which gave him the chance to make his first professional recordings at the Pannónia Studio at Budapest with his pianist friend Sebestyén Pellet, where they recorded bassoon-piano sonatas and concertos from Elgar, Weber and Tansman. He was also artist of the European Music Gallery Festival’s Budapest Concert with hungarian EUYO Alumni members.