Pianist, composer and university professor and leader of university department.
A great musician who applied his talent for new trends, different cultures, different composing techniques and the synthesis of improvising systems, without forgetting his own cultural roots.
Concerts and master courses: London Royal Festival Hall, Hamburg, Berlin, Köln, Frankfurt, Milan, Padova, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Göttingen, Nürnberg, Mannheim, Kalis, Wrozlav, Triest, Bucharest, Bansko, Oberhausen, Helsinki, Ankara, Cairó, Graz, Bayreuth, Stuttgart, Duisburg, Essen, Freiburg, Stockholm, Eskilstuna, Leipzig, Aschaffenburg, Boswil, Koppenhaggen, Leverkusen, Heidelberg Amsterdam, Brussels, Graz, Munich, Marl, Athens, Darmstadt, Lugano, Leipzig, Leverkusen, Paris, Strassburg, Dortmund, Ankara, Moers, Vienne, Duisburg, Oberhausen, Bottrop, Wuppertahl, Lahr, Nürnberg,……..
He has composed 318 chamber and piano pieces, 43 pieces for films, plays and radio theatres. He has released 67 LPs and CDs, most of them his own compositions.
His artistic career has been rewarded several times.
His rewards and prizes:
He was born 2 April 1956 in Budapest. After finishing Bajza Primary music school between 1962-1968, he recieved his high school final exam at Kölcsey Ferenc High School. After finishing his classical musical education - from the age of 5 - he was accepted to Bartók Béla Music Academy on Jazz Faculty. He graduated in 1979, his master was Mr János Gonda.
While graduation he continued his classical education privately. He received his degree with a reward in 2000 at Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, Teacher Training Institute, on Jazz Faculty as a jazz-pianist, teacher, jazz-composer and orchestrator and as a jazz-theory lecturer. In 2003 he recieved a degree at Liszt Ferenc Music Academy - on music, vocal, solfeggio, music-theory and conductor. In 2003 his two twin daughters were born, Panna and Luca.
He taught at Erkel Ferenc Music school /jazz-pianist, jazz history, jazz theory teacher/, Liszt Ferenc Music Academy on Jazz Faculty /jazz-piano, jazz-composing, instumentation/, Liszt Ferenc Music Academy - Budapesti Teacher Training College Jazz Department /docent, head of department, jazz-piano, jazz-composing, instrumentation, jazz-theory teacher/, then from 2007 Liszt Ferenc Music Academy - Head of Department at the Jazz Faculty, university professor.
According to his view on music: "Music is a whole, there are no pieces. It is a real mission, which can be achieved only with real faith. It is a real issue, which issue can and must only be pursued as a whole, as a total. It contains concerts, composition, and, furthermore, the passing of experience and knowledge on, in other words teaching as a whole."
He has performed 1365 concerts in Hungary and abroad till 2016 December.
He is playing music in many different formations.
One of these special formations is when he is cooperating with, the so-called Literature and Jazz performance:
Erdélyi György / Ladányi Mihály, Pilinszky János, Bohumil Hrabal: Táncórák… Kecskemét /
Zalán Tibor... Füveskönyvek: Márai, Hamvas, Weöres Sándor... Dunai T, Helyei László... Parnasszus,
Mohai Gábor: Szárnyakon fekszem, Ne szólj csak jóra valót...
Írók klubja, Virágh Tibor... Nagy László, Széchi Margit... Honvéd Művész Együttes: Tűzciterák... Sebestyén Márta... Dream Team táncszínház... Pasolini: Orgia... Moers.
More artists incited him to their exhibitions, such as Aknai János, Barabás Márton, Megyessy Kovács Gyula, Incze Mózes, Makláry Kálmán...
During the previous years he has been playing in different formations and with many different artists:
Binder Band; Binder Quartet: Dresch Mihály/sax/, Benkő Róbert /bass/, Weszely János /drums/; Binder Quintet: Friedrich Károly /harsona/, Tóth Tamás; Amadinda; Pangea, 180-as csoport, Faragó Béla, Dés László, Lukács Gyula, Körmendi Ferenc, Szakály Ágnes, Dés László, Berkes Balázs, Balázs Elemér, Egri János, Juhász Gábor, Vukán György, Oláh Kálmán, Süle László, Lőrinszky Attila, Borbély Mihály, Csepregi Gyula, Juhász Endre, Szőke Szabolcs, Szalai Péter, Dés András, Faltai Csaba, Bruzsa Gábor, Fekete Kovács Kornél, Csuhaly Barna Tibor, Jeszenszky György, Lakatos Ágnes, Berki Tamás, Lattmann Béla, Benkó Ákos, Fonay Tibor, Szulák Andrea, Hamari Júlia, Sebestyén Márta, Kaltenecker Zsolt, Zsoldos Béla, ...
As well as he has been performing with the following international artists:
Harry Becket, John Tchicai, Theo Jörgensmann, Eckhard Koltesmann, Berndt Köppen, Trilok Gurtu, Ramesh Shotam, Federico Sanesi, Charlie Mariano, Barre Phillips, Günter Sommer, Jirzi Stivin, Marilin Mazur, Connie Bauer, Johannes Bauer,...
His performances and courses:
1991 Boswil - master course with John Tchicai szaxophinist
1993 Boswil - master course with John Tchicai szaxophinist
1996 Freiburg Music Academy - master course with John Tchicai szaxophinist
1998 Pécs Művészetek Háza
1999 Pécs Művészeti Szabadegyetem
1999 London Royal Academy of Music
2000 Debrecen Music Academy
2000 International Piano Master Class
2001 Liszt Ferenc Music Academy
2001 International Piano Master Class
2002 International Piano Master Class
2002 Kodály Institute /Kecskemét/
2003 Sibelius Academy Helsinki
2003 Miskolc Music Academy
2004 Lamantin Jazz Improvization camp
2005 Lamantin Jazz Improvization camp
2005 Liszt Ferenc Music Academy - master course
2010 Kodály Institute /Kecskemét/
2010 Pécs IMPROVISATIO – CREATIO International Symposium „in memory of Franz Liszt” piano – organ – classical – jazz Masterclasses, Competitions
2010 Budapest : Improvizáció- Kompozíció
2011 Debrecen Music Academy
2012 Bayreuth : Liszt Ferenc and the Jazz
2011 Munich : Ludwig Maximillian University
2012 Stuttgart : Musichochschule /masterclass/
2013 Liszt Ferenc Music Academy /masterclass/
2014 Liszt Ferenc Music Academy /masterclass/
2015 Debrecen University Faculty of Music
2015 Pannon University Kőszeg
Regular performances and publications:
Budapest, Pécs, Berlin, München, Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Duisburg…Ankara