Kálmán Berkes

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Kálmán Berkes is a Hungarian clarinetist.

Berkes was born in Budapest on May 8, 1952. He graduated from the Budapest Liszt Music Academy in 1972.[1] He won second place at the Geneva International Music Competition in 1974, and his Opera Wind Quintet was a prize-winner in Munich in 1975.[1] He was principal clarinetist in the Hungarian State Opera, the Budapest Philharmonic and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and was a member of the Budapest Chamber Ensemble.[1] He founded the Budapest Wind Ensemble in 1982.[1] His recording of Bartók's Contrasts was a Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice.[1]


  • Bartók: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Contrasts, with Jenő Jandó and György Pauk. Naxos, 1994.
  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Scherzo / Leider, Op. 92, with Jenő Jandó
  • Krommer: Clarinet Concertos, with Kaori Tsutsui and Tomoko Takashima. Naxos, 1995.
  • Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34 / Grand Duo Concertant, with Jenő Jandó. Naxos, 1995.
  • Mozart: 5 Divertimentos, with Koji Okazaki and Tomoko Takashima. Naxos, 2000.
  • Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 1, with the Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
  • Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 2, with the Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia


  1. ^ a b c d e "Berkes, Kalman". Naxos. 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 

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