Zsófia Stefán is a winner of multiple international bassoon competitions. She has been celebrated at many national competitions and events in Hungary. She continued her university studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as a student of György Lakatos, and was awarded a degree with honours (2007). She then went on to study the bassoon under Richard Galler for a year at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She went on to receive a Yehudi Menuhin “Live Music Now” scholarship (2008) in Vienna.

She was a bassoon teacher at the Ernő Dohnányi Music High School from 2008-2012. She is a founding member of the Corridor Bassoon Quartet which released its first album, Corridooors, in 2014. Before relocating to Canada, she was the principal bassoonist and soloist of a Hungarian leading orchestra, Concerto Budapest (2011-2020). “Exploring Enchanted Gardens”, her first solo album was released in 2018.

Living in Toronto since 2022, she has since been in high demand in Canada as a chamber musician and freelance orchestral musician, regularly performing with top ensembles including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and the Canadian Opera Company where she has also been heard as principal bassoonist on numerous occasions.

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