Antal Papp is the new double bassist of the Zagreb Soloists

After several months and two rounds, the audition for the permanent member, double bass section, was completed. Congratulations to Antal Papp, who was selected as the ensemble's new double bass player in fierce competition from eight candidates.

Antal Papp was born in 1978. in Koprivnica. He started playing the double bass at the age of 25, when he got his first lesson with prof. Dragutina Dances at Varaždin Secondary Music School. In 2003, he entered the Academy of Music in Zagreb in the class of prof. After graduation, Maria Ivelje began working in the HRT Symphony Orchestra.


In 2009, Antal moved to Freiburg, where he began his training at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg with the respected prof. Bože Paradžika soon began working at the Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg (Philharmonic Orchestra of Freiburg).


Antal Papp

Antal Papp


He collaborated with many orchestras such as Swr Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Lucerner Sinfonieorchester, Sudwestdeutschen Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Württembergischen Kammerorchesters Heilbronn.


He also shows great interest in chamber music.