Born in Hungary in 1991, Tamás Pálfalvi started to study the trumpet with István Szabó in Salgóarján at the age of 8, then studied at the Leó Weiner Conservatory of Music in Budapest as a student of Gábor Huszár from 2005-2009. At the age of 15 he won the first prize and the "Grand Prize" at the National Trumpet Competition in Hungary.

In 2008 he was awarded the Talent of Prague Prize, and was invited to perform Hummel's Trumpet Concerto as a soloist with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009 he performed with Gábor Boldoczki and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and was also featured at the concerts of the Hamburger Camerata and the Mecklenburg Kammersolisten Orchestra.

Tamás won a scholarship at Bard College/New York in 2009 and continued his studies in the United States as a student of Carl Albach and Edward Caroll. By winning the Bard College Concerto Competition as the first trumpet player, he performed as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra. In the meantime, he participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Pacific Music Festival and Bard Music Festival.

During his tours all over the world he appeared in such prestigious concert venues as Carnegie Hall, Fisher Center, Alice Tully Hall in New York, Sanders Theater at Harvard, Palace of Art, Franz Liszt University Grand Hall in Budapest, Suntory Hall, Kitara Hall in Japan, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Shanghai Grand Theatre and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Bejing. Furthermore he performed concerts with such a conductors as Fabio Luisi, Peter Eötvös, Christoph Eschenbach, Zoltán Kocsis and Matthias Pintscher.

In 2012 Tamás went back to Hungary and received a Bachelor of Music degree as a student of Gábor Boldoczki at the Franz Liszt University in Budapest, where he currently doing the last semester of his Master studies. During this period he performed with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.

Tamas made his debut on the clarino (baroque trumpet) by performing the 2. Brandenburg Concerto with the Capella Savaria Baroque Chamber Orchestra at the Bologne Festival.

During his University studies Tamás has been honored at several European competitions including Chieri, Cluj Napoca and Brno. In the USA he was received a special award at the International Chicago Brass Festival.

Tamás is the first winner of the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis. Recently he won the Franz Liszt University Artist Manager competition and the scholarship of the Yamaha Music Europe GmbH.

Tamás performs on Adams instruments.



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