Szabolcs Joó

Szabolcs Joó

Woodwind and Brass Department

Percussion Instruments as Main Subject, Study of Orchestral Parts

University position: assistant lecturer

Born: Makó, 1978. 10. 19.

1993–1997: Szeged Conservatory
1997–2002: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Teaching activities:
2003–2007: Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music, Budapest
2008–2009: Pécs Secondary School of Music
2009–2010: Miskolc University, Music Institute
2010- : Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Master classes:

Orchestral membership:
2000- : Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Other professional activities:
He played as soloist with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony (USA), Pannon Philharmonics, Miskolc Symphony Orchestra.
As chamber musician he played with famous musicians such as Renaud Capuçon, Clemens Hagen, Kirill Gernstein, Zoltán Kocsis, Jenő Jandó, Dezső Ránki, Barnabás Kelemen, Kristóf Baráti, István Várdai, Víkingur Ólafsson, József Balog, Zoltán Fehérvári, Gábor Boldoczki and Amadinda Precussion Group.
He is regular participant of festivals in Hungary (Festival Academy, Kaposfest etc.) and abroad (e.g. Verbier).
He is a timpanist at concerts of the Haydn Philharmonie.
His work Snare Breathing was a compulsory entry in the finals of the Modern Snare Drum Competition in Atlanta (2015) and Cleveland (USA) in 2017.
In recent years, several of his students have placed in international competitions and won auditions with orchestras.

Awards & competition prizes:
1996: Hungarian National Percussion Competition – 1st prize
1999: International Percussion Competition, Czeh Republic– 3rd prize
2001: International Marimba-Duo Competition Belgium – 2nd prize (with Lajos Tóth)
2006: Hungarian National Percussion Competition – Special Prize for the best training teacher
2006: Fischer Annie Scholarship
2015: Artist of the Year Prize – Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra