Corpus Trombone Quartet was founded in 2001. The same year the quartet attended their first international contest, 7th International Brass Chamber Contest, Passau, Germany. As a result of their 3-months ensemble playing before, they won the jury’s special prize thus they fastly worked up their repertoire.
Thereafter, their activity embraced a common workshop of two years. During these two years the ensemble acquired a homogeneous sonority, virtuoso technique thus they confirmed their faith in continuing the common work. In 2003 the quartet achieved its first victory at 32th International Trombone Festival’s Trombone Quartet section. They won another contest, the 5th Philip Jones International Brass Chamber Contest in the same year, enhancing the fame of the Hungarian brass culture. In 2004 they again attended the 4th Jan Koetsier International Trombone Quartet Contest where they won the first prize. Afterwards, they made a lot of concert tours, among others several times in USA and Japan. They also played in Egypt and in numerous countries of Europe as well as several concerts in Hungary. Those years they made three CDs as well that have been sold continually from USA to Japan in many countries. In 2005 the British instrument maker, Michael Rath –who experienced the quartet’s success – invited them to UK and since then he has protected the ensemble with his master instruments. Those years the ensemble played with such world-famous artists like Brandt Attema, Steven Mead, James Morrison, Mark Nightingale and others. In 2006 they won the Hungarian Star Prize as well as the prize Chamber Ensemble of the Year. They acquired the Artisjus Prize in 2008 and 2011 for their interpretation of Hungarian contemporary pieces. In 2010 quartet won the 11th International Brass Chamber Contest, Passau, Germany. In 2012 the quartet organized for students 1st Hungarian Trombone Contest named „Corpus” Trombone Quartet. They want to organize this contest every year, extend it for secondary school students and after a couple of years develop it for international level i.e. for students from foreign countries. One of their other long-term projects is, to invite trombone artists of international reputation from abroad year by year to take master-courses for Hungarian trombone players. As a first step, they invited Brandt Attema in spring 2012: his 2-day master-course and concert thereafter achieved extremely great success.
Members of „Corpus” Trombone Quartet:
András Sütő, first trombone player of MAV Symphony Orchestra and Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Péter Pálinkás, member of Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok, professor of Szent István Music School, Budapest
Róbert Káip, first trombone player of MR /Hungarian Radio/ Symphony Orchestra, professor of the University of Debrecen, Galla Ákos, member of National Philharmony Orchestra.