Prof. Béla Kovács

Prof. Kovács BélaBirth: 1937, Tatabánya
Academic degree, university degree: professor emeritus

Educated subject: clarinet

1951-1956: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Educational activities:
Since 1975 he has taught at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy

Guest Teacher Training, Master Classes:
From 1989 he is teaching at the Musik University in Graz – clarinet, professor emeritus
2004: Conservatory of Music, Udine, guest professor

Major Concerts::
He has traveled around the world to many of the world’s countries, cities and concert halls, radio and record studios. As a concerted soloist and as a member of various chamber ensembles he participated in a jury of music competitions.

Membership in orchestra:
From 1956 – he is the soloist clarinet of the Hungarian State Opera House and the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra

Main publications (scores):

Etudes and exercises:
I study Clarinet 1. EMB Z. 12282
I study Clarinet 2. EMB Z. 13291
Everyday scale exercises EMB Z. 8852

Clarinet Soloists:
Hommages, J. S. Bach, N. Paganini, C. M. von Weber, C. Debussy, M. de Falla, R. Strauss, B. Bartók, Z. Kodály, A. Khatschaturian EDL 2103

Clarinet and piano:
Hello, Mr Rossini! EDL 2111
Ich begrüsse Sie, Herr J. Strauss! EDL 2107
After you, Mr.Gershwin! EDL 2108
The carnival of Venice EDL 2110
Sholem-alekhem, tin Feidman! EDL 2112
Mr. Thomaskantor (Hommage and J.S. Bach) EDL 2135
Á la Paganini (Hommage à N. Paganini) EDL 2134
Introduction, Theme & variations (Hommage and C.M. von Weber) EDL 2115
With admiration to C. Debussy (Hommage and C. Debussy) EDL 2144
Á la flamenco (Hommage à M. de Falla) EDL 2133
Also sprach R. Strauss (Hommage and R. Strauss) EDL 2141
Tribute to the memory of B. Bartók (Hommage and B. Bartók) EDL 2143
Hungarian folk song and variations (Hommage and Z. Kodály) EDL 2130
Armenian lament and dance (Hommage and A. Khatschaturian) EDL 2114
Concert Fantasy “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini EDL 2128
Concert Fantasy “Norma” by V. Bellini EDL 2118
Fantasy Concerto “Sylvia” de L. Delibes EDL 2127
Moses fantasy EDL 2117
Paganiniana EDL 2150
Rondo at Mozart EDL 2526
Easy moments (Jazz) EDL 2132
Transcripts (Mendelsson, Crusell, Mozart, Schumann, Rimsky-K, Beethoven, Dvorak, J. Strauss, Joplin, Albeniz, Monti)

Awards, honors:
1964: Ferenc Liszt Prize
1972: Merited Artist
1978: Excellent artist
1988: Kossuth Prize
2002: Bartók-Pásztory Award
2011: Honorary member of the International Clarinet Association
2015: Honorary member of the Spanish Clergy Association
2016: Weiner Leo Award