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Miklós Lukács

 

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Miklós Lukács is one of the most versatile and sought after dulcimer player of the world. Contemporary music, jazz and the music of various nations combine in perfect symbiosis in his art. Several dulcimer pieces were written for his palette of skills such as ’da capo’ by Péter Eötvös, ’Sounds of Generations Y-Part II’ by Máté Bella, dulcimer concertos written by Kornél Fekete Kovács, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Kálmán Oláh, Kristóf Bacsó, György Vukán and the double concerto by Mihály Borbély written for dulcimer and tárogató.

 

During his career he was soloist for several world class orchestras, such as BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonisches Straatsorchester Hamburg, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Remix Ensemble, Israel Contemporary Players, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ligeti Ensemble, UMZE Chamber Ensemble and THReNSeMBle. As for his career in jazz, he played with world reknowned stars such as Charles Lloyd, Archie Shepp, Steve Coleman, Bill Frisell, Chris Potter, Uri Caine and Frank London.

 

More than fifty albums capture his art, one-third of wich he recorded with his own project. His concerts and albums are featured not only in international and national papers in the industry, but also in such papers as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and The Guardian.

 

From 2001 he is a teacher at Rajkó-Talentum Dance and Music School and he was teaching in the Snétberger Musical Talents Center as well.

 

He was awarded several prizes for his work by the Hungarian State as well as other mediums (Hungarian Legacy, Fort he Hungarian Art, Artisjus Prize, Gramofon Prize).

 

 

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