Praised for his “beautiful tone” and “subtlety” (MusicWeb International), Hungarian-born László Rózsa enjoys a versatile musical career as a recorder player, researcher, and educator.
László studied recorder with Peter Holtslag at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. As a soloist and chamber musician he has performed across the UK, Europe, North America, and China. László is the principal recorder player of Scotland’s Dunedin Consort, and he has shared the stage with multiple further leading period orchestras, including Spiritato, La Nuova Musica, and Oxford Baroque. He has appeared numerous times on BBC Radios 3 and 4, and his playing can be heard on albums published by Linn Records, Resonus Classics, Veterum Musica, TNW Music, and Huth-Records.
László is passionate about contemporary music, and he has premiered several new works for his instrument. He enjoys collaborating with composers; recent projects include working with Nicholas Olsen, Timothy Cooper, and István Láng. László is a founding member of the chamber groups Ensemble 1604, which aims to explore and create new music that engages directly with the sound world of early music, and Scots Baroque, which experiments with a fusion of techniques and genres including improvisation and folk styles.
Besides his performing career, László nurtures a growing profile as a researcher. He holds a PhD degree in historical musicology from the University of Glasgow where his thesis was supervised by John Butt and David McGuinness. His research focuses primarily on performative and sociocultural aspects of early modern Italian music, and he is a member of the Hungarian Musicological Society.
László is a committed educator, and he has taught lessons, led workshops, and delivered lectures in various institutions, including McGill University, the Royal Academy of Music, and the University of York. He currently works as an instrumental tutor at the Junior Conservatoire of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and he teaches performance practice at the University of Glasgow.