Dobozy Borbála csembalóművész honlapja
Borbála DOBOZY was born in
She began her university
harpsichord studies with Zuzana
Ruzicková in Bratislava then
continued at the Prague
Academy of music (also with her)
where she earned her diploma
with distinction. In the following
years she studied historic
performance practice at the
Salzburg Mozarteum – again
graduating with distinction – with Liselotte Brändle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Johann Sonnleitner. Later she also studied with Sonnleitner for a year at the Zürich Academy of Music.
A major landmark in her career came in 1983 when she won a prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Brugge, Belgium, to which she was invited back as a jury member in 2001. With her leadership the harpsichord faculty in Szeged department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music came into existence. She has held harpsichord courses on several occasions in Hungary, in Belorussia and in Norway. She is a teacher at the annual early music course „Brillamment Baroque” in Thoiry (France).
She plays regularly at the world’s leading festivals, and has performed at the Budapest Spring Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Bergen Festival and the Concentus Moraviae. Although Borbála Dobozy’s central focus in her activities as a musician is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, her repertoire embraces the entire harpsichord literature, including works contemporary composers. Several Hungarian composers – György Arányi-Aschner, Árpád Balázs, Frigyes Hidas – have written pieces especially for her. She has given concerts in most countries of Europe as well as the United States and has made radio/TV recordings and CDs. Her record of works by Gottlieb Theophil Muffat (Componimenti musicali) won the renowned the German Record Critics’s award in Hamburg in 1992.
She is a founding member of the Hungarian Bach Society and president of its Foundation.
She teaches at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest.
She has received the Liszt-prize in the year 2011.