György Geiger was born in Budapest in 1944 and after graduating from the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music continued his studies at the Liszt Academy. While still a student he was appointed first trumpet in the Budapest State Opera Orchestra, a position he held for four years, before accepting a position as principal trumpet with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 1975 the Modern Brass Ensemble was founded under his leadership, and since 1979 he has also served as trumpet professor at the Liszt Academy. Awards include the Ferenc Liszt Prize in 1980 and the Hungarian Artisjus prize for his services to contemporary Hungarian music. His recordings include three solo releases for Hungaroton.