Hungarian born Szabolcs Szöke had lessons at the Music and Arts High School in Pecs between 2009 and 2014. Since 2014, he has studied bassoon performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Štěpán Turnovský. He has been able to collect orchestral experience with numerous prestigious orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna State Opera, Vienna Symphony, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vienna Volksoper, Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Orchestra of the Stage Baden and the Pannonian Philharmonic. Since 2018, he has been engaged in the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna as 2nd bassoonist and contrabassoonist (fixed-term contract).
Szabolcs Szöke has won awards at numerous competitions, including a First Prize at the Hungarian National Competition, the Hara László Prize, First Prize at the Rotary Competition, First Prize and Jury Prize at the International Interpretative Competition in Brno.
Szabolcs Szöke is active as soloist and chamber musician and as orchestral musician has made several recordings.