Jòzsef Auer

At the age of 6 I decided to become a musician after singing in a concert in the famous Franz Liszt Musicacademy in Budapest, where later I graduated.
At first I played the violin and the flute, but on a Wednesday afternoon I lost my heart to the bassoon.
My dream to play in an orchestra came closer.
When I was 18 I won the national music competition for young talent and 2 years later I was the youngest principal bassoonist at the National Opera.
In 1985 I came to Belgium to be principal bassoonist first at the Opera of Gent and later at “de Filharmonie” of Antwerp.
In 1992 I was asked to be principal bassoonist at the Brabants Orkest, now Philharmonie Zuidnederland.
At the same time I taught at the Conservatoires of Gent and Tilburg, and at the Musicacademies of Aalter and Turnhout.
As well as being in the orchestra I played a lot of chamber music, and I was the first in the Benelux to create John William’s bassoonconcerto “Five Sacred Trees”.
It’s not just playing the bassoon I’ve lost my heart to, I also love making wine. I try making good wine with passion.
“You need passion for living, making music and creating. Otherwise there’s no point.”

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