LEVENTE PUSKÁS

saxophone

He is a professor at the University of Debrecen at the Faculty of Music and Egresi Beni at the Central Music School in Budapest. In addition, he plays the alt-saxophone in the Budapest Saxophone Quartet.

He was born on June 3, 1972 in Budapest. At age seven he began to play the piano. At age eleven in Nadasdi Kalman’s art school in XXII municipality in Budapest, he started playing the clarinet. In this institution his professor was Otto Frichovski. Between 1991 and 1993 he studied at “St. Istvan Kiraly” Music School with Professor Peter Schadl – he played the clarinet, and between 1991 and 1996 he was the solo clarinetist in the “St. Istvan Kiraly Symphony Orchestra” (today Zuglo Philharmonic).

– In 1993 he was admitted to the Franc Liszt Academy in Budapest, in the class of Tibor Ditrih.

– He graduated in 1998, also qualified as a performer and as a clarinet professor.

– In 1994 he founded the Budapest Saxophone Quartet.

– 2002-2005 he completed his postgraduate studies for chamber music at the Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Dance de Paris), under the mentorship of Laslo Hadadi.

– In 2006 he has graduated as a professor of saxophone in Paris at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Dance de Montreuil, where Jean-Pierre Baraloli was his professor.

– In 2014, he became a Doctor of Arts at the University of Arts in Banska Bystrica, at the Faculty of Music Arts.

He performed with prestigious orchestras, including the Festival Orchestra of Budapest, the Hungarian National Concert Orchestra, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungarian National Opera Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bruno Volter Symphony Orchestra, the MAV Symphony Orchestra, the Concert Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra (Austria-Hungary), Ernest Dohnany Symphony Orchestra and the Danube Symphony Orchestra.

He held concerts in prestigious concert halls in the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Austria.

With the Budapest Saxophone Quartet he released six solo CDs.

– In 2014 he has published a CD with the title Saxon with Judith Varadi, where they recorded the works of contemporary Hungarian authors.

He collaborated with world class artists such as Zoltan Kocis, Andrea Rost, Ivan and Adam Fischer, Peter Etves, Leonidas Kavakos, Djerd Vukan, Tamaš Vašari, Peter Frankl, Gergelj Vajda, Vadim Gluzman, Aldo Čekato, Aleksander Vedernikov, Gergelj Boganji, Adam Medvecki, Heinz Holiger, Laslo Hadadi, Arno Bornkamp, ​​Kristian Vert, Lars Mlekus, Mario Giovanelli.

– 2010 and 2012 he received the “Artisjus” Prize.

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