The oboist László Hadady graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest in 1979. Since 1980 he has been the solo oboist in Pierre Boulezʼs chamber orchestra in Paris, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and also often plays in the Orchestra of the Paris Opéra, the French Radio Symphony Orchestra, and in the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. In 1993 he was the soloist in Elliot Carterʼs Oboe Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and in Paris. In 1995 the Chicago Symphony Orchestra invited him to appear as a soloist at several concerts. In the same year he was appointed professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he is currently professor of chamber music and pedagogy. He has made solo and chamber music recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, CBS/Sony, Erato, Hungaroton, BMC (Budapest Music Center) and Naxos. Over the past thirty years László Hadady has formed a personal working relationship with many composers, including Berio, Birtwistle, Boulez, Donatoni, Eötvös, Holliger, Kagel, Kurtág, Ligeti, Stockhausen, and Frank Zappa.