Mohai, Bálint Döme
1989, Budapest. Started to play bassoon from his father Tibor Mohai at the age of twelve and three years later started to study at the Béla Bartok Conservatory with Professor József Vajda. In 2008 entered the Franz Liszt Music University in Budapest with Professor István Hartensetin.
He has been distinguished in several national and international competitions. Three times he won the National Bassoon Competitions in Hungary. In 2008 was First Prizewnner at the 42th International Competition Concertino Praga. In 2010 he won the National New Talent Competiton. And after this he turned in to the best 8 finalist competitor of the International New Talent Competition what will be held in november 2010 in Bratislava.
He has participated in master classes by Professors Klaus Thunemann, Eckart Hubner, Georg Klütsch, Radovan Vlatkovic, Michel Arrignon, Rien de Reede, György Lakatos and György Keszler. He has also participated in international concert tours with orchestras in chamber music and in solo such as the European Union Youth Orchestra, EMCY Stars of Tomorrow, International Orhestra Institute Attergau and the Schleswig-Holstein Youth World Orchestra. Has been conducted by the following maestros: Sir Colin Davis, Lutz Kohler, Herbert Blomstedt, Alexander Apolin, Vladimir Askhenazy, Peter Stark, Leonidas Kavakos, Peter Csaba, Zoltan Kocsis and Ivan Fischer.
Balint Mohai has performed in Hungary, Luxemburg, Czech Republic, China, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, Great Britain and Italy. In June 2008 played Weber’s Concerto for bassoon with the Prague Radio Orchestra at the Rudolfinum’s Dvorak Hall in Prague.
He played in radio stations such as the Hungarian Radio, Radio svizzera di lingua italiana, Czech Radio and the Bavarian Radio. He also participaten the Encuentro de Música Y Academia de Santander in july 2009. He is principal bassoonist in the Hungarian National Chamber Orchestra.