THE PHILHARMONIC
Peter Davida
Peter Davida
  • Horn
  • Principal

Peter Davida started to play the French horn at the age of ten at the local music school in Nyíregyháza, his hometown in Hungary. Four years later he attended the Zoltán Kodály Conservatory of Music in Debrecen, followed by Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where he graduated in 1996. He was a prize-winner of several horn competitions and was the winner of the IHS Horn Competition, Oregon, United States, in 1996.

Peter Davida was only 19 years old when he became a section leader principal horn at the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra. Later on, he joined the Stattskapelle Berlin for a short spell under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, before moving on to the exotic Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Malaysia in 1998. In 2003 he also became principal horn at the Budapest Festival Orchestra, led by Ivan Fischer. He has been featured on numerous CD and radio recordings.