Founded in 1991 by László Borsódy, Baroque Brass Ensemble Sonatores Panoniae, plays late Renaissance and early Baroque wind music on authentic copies of 16th-18th century instruments. They perform extensively at festivals in Hungary (Sopron Early Music Festival, Zemplén Festival, Budapest Early Music Festival) and abroad (Styriarte, Oslo-Kirkenmusikk Festival, Ile-de-France, etc.), and have participated in many radio broadcasts and CD recordings.
László Borsódy was born in 1965, in a small town near Budapest, in Szentendre. After finishing the Secondary School of Music in Budapest, he continued his studies at the Music Arts College, where he received his Diploma of Trumpet Artist. Then he continued studying Ancient Music at the Royal Conservatory of Hague in Netherland. His master teachers were P. Masseurs, S. Williams, Fr. Bruggen, S. Kuijken and J. Ogg. Presently, he performs and records CD’s as a soloist and chamber musician with a variety of ancient music orchestras. Since 1989, as member of the Pro Arte Serenissima Chamber Orchestra (Italy), he performs in European countries such as Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherland, England, Israel, Argentina and Brazil. He was the guest soloist of Edward H. Tarr’s compact disc recording of “The Emperor’s Trumpet” (Editio Christophorus), recorded in 1989. Since 1990, he has been recording and performing with the Ancient Music Orchestras Capella Savaria and Concerto Armonico. In 1991 he created Baroque Brass Ensemble Sonatores Pannoniae, and leads them since then. He lectures “history of musical instruments” at the National Museum of Hungary, and participates as soloist concerts directed by Agostina Bortot, Italian organist. In 1992, he was soloist within musical programs of the World’s Fair of Sevilla in Spain. In 1993, Borsódy started a Europe round tour performing as a soloist in concerts “II. Brandenburg” of J.S. Bach. In 1994, he was soloist performing with the Budapest Festival Orchestra directed by Ivan Fischer. His interpretations of Concert of “II. Brandenburg” (J.S. Bach) are very famous. In 1996, he recorded a CD for Hungaroton Classics: Telemann – Solo cantatas. In 1997, he headed to Brazil and Argentina and he was a teacher of baroque trumpet techniques in Buenos Aires. He had released his own CDs for Hungaroton, together with Sonatores Pannoniae – the first in 2003 (C. Gussago) and second in 2004 (P. Lappi – Canzonas). In 2004, he was given the Bálint Balassi Memorial Award of the Hungarian Ministry of National Cultural Heritage. In 2011, he performed an acclaimed concert and hold master class in the festival of Campos de Jordao, in Brazil.