Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Oláh Szabolcs Quartet

Orchestra, choir, ensemble

(+36 20) 391 0262

The Szabolcs Oláh Quartetet formed in 2002 is a collective of four talented musicians, all in their twenties. They all attended or graduated from the Jazz Department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, and besides playing together in many groups (HaGesher, Jazz4You, Fritz Jazz Band), they are also close friends. Oláh, currently a student of Sándor Horányi and Gyula Babos, was the Best Soloist at the Youth Jazz Festival in 2000, then in 2004 his arrangement was voted best at the 2nd Jazz Composing and Arranging Competition of the Hungarian Jazz Federation. Mester started playing the guitar, then switched to the clarinet, but however talented he proved to be on the instrument (he won the 1991 National Clarinet Competition), he finally chose the saxophone. His teachers are Mihály Borbély and István Elek. Soós won a Special Award as Best Instrumentalist at the above mentioned Youth Jazz Festival. The teacher of the freshly graduated bass player was Balázs Berkes. Majtényi used to be the pupil of István Baló before he was accepted to the Academy of Music, where he studied under Iván Nesztor and Imre Kőszegi. The band won a competition organized within the City Lipót Days in 2004. Members of the jury were well-known Hungarian players and jazz experts Gábor Juhász, Kálmán Oláh, and György Kerekes.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
2004 Promotional Demo 2004 Adform Own
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs
2006 Oláh Szabolcs Quartet: Inner Spring Magánkiadás Own