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Borbála Dobozy (Harpsichord)

Born: Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian harpsichordist, Borbála Dobozy, began her university harpsichord studies with Zuzana Ruzickova in Bratislava then continued at the Prague Academy of music (also with her) where she earned her diploma with distinction. In the following years she studied historic performance practice at the Salzburg Mozarteum - again graduating with distinction - with Liselotte Brändle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Johann Sonnleitner. Later she also studied with Johann Sonnleitner for a year at the Zürich Academy of Music. A major landmark in her career came in 1983 when she won a prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Brugge, Belgium, to which she was invited back as a jury member in 2001.

Borbála Dobozy plays regularly at the world’s leading festivals, and has performed at the Budapest Spring Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Bergen Festival and the Concentus Moraviae. Although her central focus in her activities as a musician is the music of J.S. Bach, her repertoire embraces the entire harpsichord literature, including works contemporary composers. Several Hungarian composers - György Arányi-Aschner, Árpád Balázs, Frigyes Hidas - have written pieces especially for her. She has given concerts in most countries of Europe as well as the United States and has made radio/TV recordings and CD’s. Her record of works by Gottlieb Theophil Muffat (Componimenti musicali) won the renowned the German Record Critics’s award in Hamburg in 1992.

Borbála Dobozy teaches at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. With her leadership the harpsichord faculty in Szeged department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music came into existence. She has held harpsichord courses on several occasions in Hungary, in Belorussia and in Norway. She is a teacher at the annual early music course “Brillamment Baroque” in Thoiry (France). She is a founding member of the Hungarian Bach Society and president of its Foundation.




Source: Borbála Dobozy Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2011)

Borbála Dobozy: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Links to other Sites

Borbála Dobozy (Official Website) [Hungarian/English]
Borbála Dobozy (Orpheon) [English/Hungarian]

Borbala Dobozy - Biography (Naxos)

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