Csaba Bencze

Principal Trombonist, Hungarian Operahouse

Csaba Bencze is the principal trombonist in the Hungarian Operahouse and a student at the University of Pécs. He recently won the International Trombone Association’s Robert Marsteller Trombone Competition in at ITF 2012 in Paris.

Csaba won first prize at the Eighth Szatmár Brass Music Festival, Fehergyarmat (2011); second prize at the Sixth International Trombone Competition in Brno, Czech Republic (2007); and first prize and the “Absolute Winner” award for all categories at the Brno Competition in 2009.

His teacher is István Farkas Peter of the Hungarian State Opera House (retired). Peter says of his student: “He is one of the most talented students of my career. Excellent music capabilities and technical skills characterize his playing. He prepares himself for his tasks, concerts, and competitions very motivated and purposefully.”