Gabor Meszaros

Bassoonist with Passion

Gabor Meszaros is bassoonist, conductor and professor at the Music University “Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana” in Lugano (Switzerland) and solo bassoon of the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden. At 26 years of age, he won the position of principal bassoonist in the Balearic Symphonic Orchestra. He also performed in other symphony orchestras in Switzerland, Spain and Germany.

Different national and international music competitions regularly invite him to be a member of the jury. Besides his teaching activities at the Music University, he has held masterclasses in Italy, Germany, France, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, China, Korea and Switzerland.

His students have won awards at national and international music competitions and are members of different orchestras.

An important part of his activity at the Music University includes concerts of the wind ensemble that he conducts and the chamber music, in which he transmits to the new generations his wide experience in this field.

His CD Music for Bassoon and Piano – “France” was reviewed very positively by critics.

He is Artistic Director of the international music Festival TICINO MUSICA which gathers every year over 300 artists from all over the world.

“The bassoon is one of my favorite instruments. It has a medieval aroma, like the days when everything used to sound like that.”

– Frank Zappa

Bassoon Class | Masterclass


University of Music
Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana
via Soldino 9
CH-6900 Lugano

tel. +41 91 960 30 40
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Entrance examination

The entrance examinations in Lugano take place every year in April. The closing date for applications is March 31.  You can find more information here.

Contact person: Mr. Fabio Favoroso