McMaster School of the Arts – Free Lunchtime Concerts: Zoltan Kalman (Clarinet)

ZOLTAN KALMAN was born in Hungary. He received his training at the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music. After graduation, he spent a year as principal clarinetist with the Hungarian State Orchestra.  He served as principal with the Budapest Opera Orchestra and was a founding member of one of Hungary’s foremost wind quintets, the Aquincum. The French National television produced a documentary program featuring the quintet. In 1988 he received the Hungarian Cultural Ministry’s award Musician of the year. Since arriving in Canada in 1989, he has appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras and ensembles throughout Ontario. Zoltan is principal clarinetist with both the Niagara Symphony and Symphony Hamilton, and appears regularly with the Brantford Symphony, Mississauga Opera Company, and Scarborough Symphony. In addition to his career as a musician, he also teaches clarinet, saxophone, a woodwind techniques course, conducts the wind ensemble at Brock University, and teaches clarinet at McMaster University.  Zoltan is thrilled to open the 2011/2012 Lunchtime Concert Series at McMaster where he will perform music by Brahms, Honegger, Milhaud, & Verdi/Bassi-Giampieri.

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