The wonderful country where Matyas Veer was born and his great family made it possible for him at the age of 8 to find his beloved instrument, trombone and singing. His parents, also professional musicians, suggested that he should pursue instrumental studies seriously, this is how he started to learn the basics of trombone playing, followed by advanced studies at the college of music and the Franz Liszt Music·Academy with Tivadar Sztán and Dr. Hőna Gusztáv.
Bass trombone was his final choice, together they won several international competitions in 2016 Budapest, Hungary, 2008 Jeju, Korea, 2006 ITF, Birmingham, UK and 2005 ITF, New Orleans, USA .
Matyas is the only bass trombonist in the world altogether won these competitions.
In addition, the Corpus Trombone Quartet, he was a founding member of, also won three first places in international competitions 2005 München, Germany, 2003 Guebwiller, France and 2003 ITF Helsinki, Finland.
As a bass trombone player, he became one of the most universal musicians, who first played in the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, then joined the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (NedPhO) in Amsterdam and from 2016 the Essener Philharmoniker. He worked together as a guest player with the following orchestras: BBC Wales National Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, Leeds, England, Palau de les arts „Reina Sofia” Valencia Opera House, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherland Radio ·Philharmonic Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and The Hallé Orchestra Manchester.
And he played for example with the following conductors: Lorin Maazel, Andris Nelsons, Daniele Gatti, Ingo Metzmacher or Sir Mark Elder.
Matyas Veer held masterclasses and was member of jury at several competitions in·2004 ITF, 2014 DBTO, Dutch Bass Trombone Open, 2014 Laetzsch Trombone Festival, 2016 JEJU Brass Festival, 2016 Singapore Low Brass Festival and 2017 Slider Asia Festival.
He has been giving recitals and masterclasses in Japan since 2006 every year.
He is also a recognised teacher. He taught at several Universities such as Guest Professor at Rotterdam CODART in 2014 and Guest professor at CVA Conservatorium of Amsterdam in 2016.
National and International Solo Awards:
Awards with the Corpus Trombone Quartet:
The most recent gem will come out in 2014, as a result of long, keen, inexhaustible work. On the record we find a great number of interesting and special pieces, all of which pose daunting challenges for the musician both in terms of technique and music.
The interpretation of the pieces by the pianist, Naomi Kimura, reveals unbelievable precision and musical sensitivity. Naomi Kimura is a soloist and university instructor herself.
The tromobone concertos of Derek Bourgeois and Thom Ritter George belong to the most challenging pieces ever written for a bass trombone. In contrast, 4 Serious Songs (Op.121) by Brahms is magical, thought-provoking and invoking deep sentiments in the performer. It requires the most loyal interpretation possible, even without words.
Corpus Trombone Quartet plays the Henri Tomasi piece with the usual professionalism, in perfect harmony with the soloist. The solo piece by László Dubrovay is testing the limits of the instrument and the player, whereas Hit It! by Rick Peperkamp is a light, cheerful piece, ideal as an encore, to end the concert with on a high note.
Bass Trombone Carnival
Bass Trombone Carnival is the first live recording of Mátyás from 2006. The fundament of the recording is the diploma concert of the soloist, accompanied by 2 studio recordings in addition. The recording features the Accord String Quartet, Zoltán Varga, percussions, Yamamoto Maki, piano, furthermore the Budapest Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ilona Mesko. Corpus Tromobone Quartet also plays on the recording, they perform Bruckner Etude by Enrique Crespo.
The selection includes several contemporary Hungarian compositions, among others Rhapsody by Frigyes Hidas, 100 bars by András Szöllősi, which demands technical bravura from the performer. Its special attraction is the bongo accompaniment. Further pieces on the recording include the ironic Double Concerto by Frigyes Hidas, which can also be performed by a symphonic orchestra and a wind-band. Bach’s Flute Sonata is played with string and harpsichord accompaniment. The most Romantic piece is Vocalis by Rachmaninov, in a sense it is a forerunner of the Brahms Songs recorded later. This recording might be of interest to everybody, as it is an unedited concert recording, featuring an excellent Hungarian trombone player.