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was born in Budapest, Hungary.
He started his oboe studies at the age of 13 and was a pupil of Tibor Szeszler. From 1987 to 1992, he studied at the Vienna as a pupil of Prof. Günter Lorenz. He participated in masterclasses with Ray Still and Heinz Holliger in Vienna, with Hansjörg Schellenberger in Siena and Florence, with Gordon Hunt in Gubbio, Italy with Alex Klein and Laszlo Hadady in Paris and with Omar Zoboli in Lisbon.
He participated at Rudolph Nureyev´s debut, as conductor with the Wiener Residenz Orchester. In 1992, he obtained his degree and from September of the same year, he has been the first oboist of the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira in Portugal. He has made various television and radio recordings, played recitals and solos with orchestras in Austria, Hungary, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, in the United States and participated at international festivals as soloist in Croatia, Spain and China (Macao). Among others he has also played the European premiere of "Desconcertante for Oboe and Orchestra" by contemporary Brazilian composer, Lindembergue Cardoso in 1997.
Also, since 1992, he has been a teacher at the Conservatory of Music of Madeira. From 1998 to 2000 he studied conducting with Argentine conductor Roberto Perez. In 1999 he obtained his master`s degree with distinction at the University of Music in Vienna. Since September 2003 he has been principal oboist of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. Zoltan Hornyanszky is also often invited to collaborate with the Opera of Rijeka and Zagreb, with the Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and the Radio-Television Symphonic Orchestra of Croatia among others and to various chamber ensembles. He has played solo concerts with the Zagreb Soloists and colaborated with the string quartet "Rucner". With the string quartet Rucner he performed several times works by Hungarian composer Imre Erik Nagy, whose composition were written for Hornyanszky. He has also played various times as soloist at the Organ Festival of Sibenik. From 2012 to 2016 he has been lecturing at the International Summer Music School on the island Brac. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Croatian Baroque Ensemble. Hornyanszky plays instruments by the company “Lorée”.