Sign up for our newsletter


JUNE 19 | 10PM
ST PAUL'S GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH | 315 West 22nd Street in Manhattan

László Gőz is a stalwart of Hungarian neoavantgarde music, a great jazz trombone player teaming up with György Kurtág jr., a new music composer and researcher at SCRIME LabRi at Bordeaux University, and crossover sensation Lukács Miklós who returns to NYC after his spring engagement at the MET with Charles Lloyd. Three standout musicians playing together on a single night, bringing three sides of contemporary music together in one concert. A unique event, one of the few musts for contemporary music lovers.

László Gőz, Hungarian jazz and contemporary classical musician, professor of music and producer is a well-known studio musician and has performed on over 100 albums. In 1996 he founded Budapest Music Center - Hungarian Music Information Center, then in 1998 BMC Records, which has released about a 100 Hungarian contemporary, jazz, and classical CD's up to now. In 2003 László Gőz was awarded with the Gold Cross Of Merit Of The Republic Of Hungary for his work in the field of contemporary Hungarian music. As a musician, his collaborations have included work with Steve Reich, Petr Kotik, Alvin Curran, Chris Newman, Jiggs Wigham and Carl Fontana.

After studying composition in Hungary, where he was born, between 1980 and 1982 György Kurtág Jr. joined the team of the Centre Européen de Recherche Musicale in Metz. He went on to collaborate with Maurizio Kagel, Péter Eötvös and Sylvano Bussotti, as well as participating in the American tour of Pierre Boulez’s Repons while working on music theory and theories of musical movement, as well as innovation in instrument design. With Daniel Kientzy (saxophone) and Frank Royan Le Mee (vocalist) he founded the ensemble Comité des Fêtes. With György Kurtág Sr. he composed the standout Zwiegespräch for "electronic hybrid" string quartet and synthesizer, as well as film scores and a score of diverse pieces while also researching composition. A regular participant at major international festivals, he also remains in the vanguard of innovative musicological research.

Miklós Lukács is one of the best-known cimbalom players today. His unique style is inspired by contemporary classical music, jazz and folk music from his native Hungary and the Balkans. In 2006, he started his own project, the Lukács Miklós Quintet, and has also composed music for plays, chamber orchestra, solo pieces and concertos for cimbalom. He has performed with musicians including Charles Lloyd, Archie Shepp, Chris Potter, Steve Coleman, Herbie Mann, Uri Caine, Chico Freeman, among others.  Lukács has performed as a soloist with several renowned orchestras (Orhestre de la Suisse Romande, the BBC Symphony Orhestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, the ORF Symphony Orchestra, etc.). His playing is distinguished by a keen sense of musical structure and exploring novel options of playing the cimbalom, making it into a diverse instrument of contemporary music.


No events


No events