Zoltan Kiss

Born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1980, Zoltán Kiss was largely self-taught, developing his technique through being inspired by leading trumpet players. He attended the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, winning a handful of national competitions both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles. Zoltán was invited to audition for the Austrian brass septet Mnozil Brass in 2005, which whom he now tours the world performing in over 100 concerts per year. He has released three albums to date including Slideshow (2010), Rebelión (2011), and Non-Stop (2014). In 2014, Zoltán was appointed as International Trombone Tutor for the The Philip Jones Centre for Brass (Royal Northern College of Music) in Manchester, United Kingdom. Zoltán plays on his signature trombone, KissboneX, designed in collaboration with Schagerl; his self-designed mouthpiece is produced by Lätzsch Custom Brass. Whenever time permits, Zoltán engages himself as a guest soloist, educator, or adjudicator.