Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Makoto Ozone and Richárd Szaniszló Recital

5 April 2020, 18.15-19.15

Solti Hall

Makoto Ozone and Richárd Szaniszló Recital


Makoto Ozone (piano), Richárd Szaniszló (vibrafon)
Featuring: Ádám Bögöthy (double bass), Tamás Hidász (drums)

Richárd Szaniszló, whose principal instrument is the vibraphone, completed his studies in Szeged in 2000. Ever since he started playing he has been interested in contemporary music and jazz, and while still a student, he wrote compositions that attempt to fuse different trends of jazz and modern music.

He has appeared in concert with such legends of Hungarian jazz as Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos, Gyula Csepregi, Imre Kőszegi and Csaba Deseő, and has played with world stars like vibraphonist David Friedman, Michael “Patches” Stewart, Michał Urbaniak and Erik Truffaz.

On the Spring Festival’s Percussion Day, he will be partnered by Makoto Ozone, the Grammy award winning Japanese jazz pianist and composer, who over the years has collaborated with Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Anna Maria Jopek and Branford Marsalis, among others. Hungarian audiences may well be familiar with, as he has already played in Budapest, with Gary Burton.


This concert of the Budapest Spring Festival is presented by Müpa Budapest.

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HUF 1 500