Hornplayer of the prestigious Vienna Symphony Orchestra and professor at the University of Arts in Graz-Institut Oberschützen has been one of the few musicians who had the opportunity to extend his repertoire, recording and other musical activities beyond the scope of an ordinary orchestral musician.
Performing and recording horn-concertos and chamber music works by composers such as Robert Schumann, Siegfried Karg-Elert, Miguel Kertsman, Frigyes Hidas and Christoph Förster for multiple international labels, as well as conducting orchestras such as the Ambassad Orchester Wien, St.Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Chamber Players and the Anna Rothschild Ensemble Wien are all part of his divers musical carrier.
Gergely has been active giving masterclasses for hornplayers and conductors alike sharing his knowledge and experinces from both perspectives of the stage. His lectures in London at the International Horn Society Annual Workshop about the double-horn and the vienna-horn earned him an international reputation.
Mr. Sugar studied horn with Hector McDonald at the Graz University, Friedrich Gabler at the University for Music in Vienna, Adam Friedrich at the Budapest Liszt Academy and Michael Hölzl. After a short season at the Budapest Festival Orchestra he became one of the youngest members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the age of 23. Later he studied conducting with Kees Bakels, David Gimenez-Carreras and Jorma Panula.
Gergely Sugar plays exclusively on mouthpieces built by Breslmair Wien.