You´re laughing so hard you could easily miss what a brilliant virtuoso he is on the humble recorder. SAARBRÜCKER ZEITUNG

Gabor Vosteen is a recorder player and comedian. He studied recorder at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Thieme and took masterclasses with Prof. Michael Schneider. He then continued with Clown Studies at the National Circus School in Budapest and Physical Theatre at Ecole Lassaad in Brussels.

Following his studies, he took his unique mixture of virtuosic recorder playing and visual, non-verbal comedy on the road, touring festivals, concert houses, cabarets and circuses, sharing his enthusiasm for making music with young and old alike.

His shows – a mixture of virtuoso recorder playing and physical comedy – have led to collaborations with the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Southwest German Philharmonie Konstanz and with members of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, among others; they have also resulted in appearances at the KKL Lucerne, Kongresshaus Zurich and Konzerthaus Dortmund, as well as at festivals such as the Musica Antiqua Festival in Bolzano, Italy. Gabor Vosteen was also the main act with the Circus Roncalli in the SaltoVitale show. He has performed in cabarets and festivals in Germany and worldwide and appeared on TV shows such as Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde in France and The Slammer Returns for Children’s BBC in Manchester.

Last season Gabor Vosteen made his debut at Konzerthaus Wien and in Reykjavik. He was also a guest at the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (where he is a frequent guest), and toured Europe with the Nights of the Proms.

This season, Gabor Vosteen will make his Hong Kong debut with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Further highlights include an appearance with musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra at the Gewandhaus Leipzig and with the Sinfonieorchester Ludwigsburg for their New Year's concert, as well as engagements in Norway, Finland, Denmark and Taiwan.

Gabor Vosteen is deeply engaged in music outreach and education (including Rhapsody in Schools, MäckPomm, workshops, and school orchestra projects). He has been awarded numerous prizes the world over, including the Audience Prize at Tuttlinger Krähe in 2014, first prize at the Koblenz Gaukler- und Kleinkunstpreis in 2014 and the Audience Prize and second prize from the jury at the European cabaret competition Niederstätter surPrize in Bozen. In January 2017 Gabor Vosteen and Fumagalli received a joint prize at the 1st Grand Prix der Artisten in Hannover. He was also a finalist in the Hamburger Comedy Pokal and the WQXR Classical Comedy Contest on Broadway in New York, where the former IMG Artist Director Edna Landau singled him out in her press review as a personal favourite.

In 2019 his Soloshow was winner at the YAM Awards for Best Small Ensemble as well as at the competition Herborner Schlumpeweck.  

2019/2020 Season

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