Bence Bogányi

Bence Bogányi studied as a post-graduate student at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, where he studied with Klaus Thunemann. In 1997, Bogányi won the First Prize at the International Crusell Competition in Finland, and in 2006 the First Prize at the International Fernand Gillet/Hugo Fox Competition in Indianapolis, Indiana. His first orchestral position brought him to the Finnish State Opera in Helsinki as principal bassoon in 1997; in 2002 he joined the Helsinki Philharmonic, and in 2004 he became the principal bassoon of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. He served as Principal Bassoonist of the Münchner Philharmoniker from 2007 until 2013 when he began his bassoon professorship at the the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. He was a member of the PMF Orchestra in 1999. 

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