Prof. Andras Adorjan

Andras Adorjan was born in Budapest, grew up in Copenhagen and lives since 1974 in Munich.

He first studied dentistry, obtaining his dentistos diploma in Copenhagen in 1968. He completed his musical studies under the auspices of Aurèle Nicolet and Jean-Pierre Rampal. After winning two international prizes in 1968: in Copenhagen (Jacob Gade Prize) and in the "Concours International de Flûte in Montreux, Andras Adorjan was unanimously awarded the "Premier Grand Prix³ of the "Concours International de Flûte de Paris³ in 1971.

 This was the beginning of an international career which has led him to appear worldwide as soloist with the best chamber and symphony orchestras. Between 1970 and 1987 his activities included the position of principal flautist of important symphony orchestras in Stockholm, Cologne, Baden-Baden and Munich. 1987 he was appointed professor at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and since 1996 he is teaching as a professor at the Musikhochschule in Munich. Andras Adorjan is a welcome guest at many music festivals and he is very active in widening the flute literature.

Thus his vast repertory includes besides the standard literature many (re)discovered pieces (by Benda, Bloch, Danzi, Devienne, Doppler, Gieseking, Hummel, Mendelssohn, Mercadante, Moscheles, Reger, Reinecke, Roman, Silcher, Spohr, Zielche, Zinck) as well as compositions by contemporary composers (Dieter Acker, Georges Barboteu, Gunnar Berg, Edison Denisov, Paul Engel, Jindrich Feld, Lars Graugård, Wilfried Hiller, Vagn Holmboe, Jan Koetsier, Noël Lee, Miklós Maros, Alfred Schnittke, Sven Erik Werner, Jörg Widmann) inspired by and written for him. More than 90 records and CDs on the labels DANACORD, DENON, ERATO, KONTRAPUNKT, LYRINX, OBLIGAT, ORFEO, RCA, SCHWANN-KOCH, SKARBO, SONY, TRAVERSIÈRES, TUDOR, VIRGIN (1988 Prize of the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik) testify to the eminent artistry of Andras Adorjan


„ is hardly necessary to waste many words about András Adorján in
Munich: his supreme and natural musicality, with which he performed both Mozart Concertos, is hardly possible to surpass...“
       (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Tutors through the years

Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov
Prof. Mincho Minchev
Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Prof. Henri Sigfridsson
Anna Vandi
Cesare Scarton
Santa Cecilia Opera Studio
Prof. Joaquín Clerch
Prof. Michael Roll
Prof. Mie Miki
Prof. Alexander Hülshoff
Prof. Jone Kaliunaite
Prof. Niek de Groot
Prof. Xenia Jankovic
Prof. Nahum Shtarkman
Prof. Catherine Vickers
Prof. Boris Bloch
Prof. Pierre Feit
Prof. Christian Rieger
Prof. Frank Lloyd
Tatiana Koleva
Prof. Manfred Lindner
Prof. Mikhail Voskresensky
Prof. Andras Adorjan
Prof. Robert Cohen

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