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Tokyo Music Competition

KOHÁN István

KOHÁN István

Born in: Hungary
1st place, and Audience Award, Wind Section, The 11th Tokyo Music Competition 2013

Musical Study Experiences

1999 Began learning clarinet at 9 years of age with his father
2000 Made debut performing before 1500 people at the Madách Theatre
2003 Entered the gifted education course at 13 years of age at Béla Bartók Music Conservatory
2008 Entered the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as a scholarship student
2013 After graduating from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music moved base of activities to Japan


Studied under Kohán István (Father), Kraszna László, and Szatmári Zsolt

Musical Careers

2007 1st Place, Clarinet Competition, J.Richter Clarinet Competition (Hungary)
2008 2nd Place and Special Prize, the Hungarian National Clarinet Competition (Hungary)
3rd Place, Concertino Prague International Clarinet Competition (Czech)
2nd Place, “Giuseppe Tassis” International Clarinet Competition (Italy)
2nd Place, the Lions Clubs International Clarinet Contest (Germany)
1st Place, Junior Category, the International Contest for Clarinet in Carlino (Italy)
1st Place, “Anton Eberst” International Clarinet Competition (Serbia)
2009 1st Place, ICA Young Artist Competition (the youngest winner)
2010 3rd Place, the International Clarinet Competition, Krško (Slovenia)
2011 2nd Place in Chamber Music category and 3rd prize in Soloist category at the International Contest for Clarinet in Carlino (Italy)
2013 1st Place and Audience Award, Wind Section, the 11th Tokyo Music Competition


A wide repertoire regardless of genre or era; concertos, chamber music, sonatas, virtuoso pieces, solos, etc.

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