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.

Lukács Miklós


Miklós Lukács is one of the world’s most active and versatile cimbalom players. Contemporary music, jazz, and the folk music of different cultures create a perfect symbiosis in his artistry. Several cimbalom pieces have been composed for him as a performer, including Da Capo by Péter Eötvös, the cimbalom concerto Sounds of Generations Y-Part II by Máté Bella, as well as cimbalom concertos by Kornél Fekete-Kovács, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Kálmán Oláh, Kristóf Bacsó, György Vukán, and Mihály Borbély’s Double Concerto for cimbalom and tárogató.

Througout his career so far, Lukács has been the soloist of prestigious orchestras like the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Remix Ensemble, Israel Contemporary Players, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ligeti Ensemble, UMZE Ensemble, and THReNSeMBle. He played with such jazz greats as Charles Lloyd, Archie Shepp, Steve Coleman, Bill Frisell, Chris Potter, Uri Caine, and Frank London. His performance can be heard on over 50 albums, a third of which features him as the band leader.

His concerts and releases are regularly reviewed not only in the international and Hungarian music press but in publications such as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian. Since 2001, Lukács has been teaching at the Rajkó-Talentum Dance and Music Art School, and he was a lecturer at the Snétberger Music Talent Center. He was awarded with the prizes for Hungarian Heritage and Hungarian Arts, in addition to being a two-time Artisjus and Gramofon Award winner. He has been a member of Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts from the 12th of October 2023. He has been given the Ferenc Liszt Prize in 2024.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
2002 Ágoston Béla: Meles Meles Magánkiadás Nana 01
2003 Tűzkő Csaba Septet: Tavaszköszöntő
(Greeting of Spring)
KCG Records 9S 0405
2003 Mitsoura: Mitsoura Magánkiadás
2003 Quartet B.: Üveghegy
(Quartet B.: Crystal Mountain)
Fonó Records FA-211-2
2003 East Side Jazz Company: Bora Binder Music Manufactory BMM 0303 43244842
2004 Balázs Elemér Group: Refracting sounds BMC Records BMC CD 106
2005 Borbély Mihály Quartet: Meselia Hill BMC Records BMC CD 105
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs
2005 Szakcsi Lakatos Béla - Lukács Miklós: Check it out, Igor BMC Records BMC CD 108 Own
2006 East Side Jazz Company: Fata Morgana Binder Music Manufactory BMM 0504
2006 Lakatos, Tony: Gypsy Colours Skip Records SKP 9062-2
2006 Wohltemperiertes Cymbal Hungaroton HCD 32359
2006 Dresch Quartet: Élő nád
(Dresch Quartet: Live Reeds)
X-produkció XP 025
2007 Dresch Mihály Quartet: Árgyélus BMC Records BMC CD 131
2008 Lantos Zoltán Mirrorworld: Tau X-produkció XP 029
2008 Zoltán Lantos' Mirrorworld X-produkció XP 029
2008 Mitsoura: Dura Dura Dura Ab Ovo ABM030MIT002
2009 Cimbalomduó FolkEurópa FECD 045
2009 Dresch Quartet: Ritka madár
(Dresch Quartet: Rare Bird)
X-produkció XP 037
2010 Schiefel / Daerr / Lukács / Szandai: Gondellied in the Sahara BMC Records BMC CD 173 Own
2010 Trio BraamdeJoodeVatcher / Lukács / Kovács: Quintet BMC Records BMC CD 179 Own
2010 Ensemble Linea Plays Eötvös BMC Records BMC CD 175
2010 Ozone featuring Miklós Lukács: This is c'est la vie BMC Records BMC CD 163 Own
2011 Dresch Quartet: Fuhun Periferic Records FA2652
2012 Audio Beads BMC Records BMC CD 199
2012 Szalóki Ági: Öröme az égnek, ünnepe a földnek TOM-TOM Records
2012 Cimbalomversenyek
(Cimbalom Concertos)
FolkEurópa FECD 054 Own
2 CDs
2013 Dresch Mihály Quartet: Kapu és kert Periferic Records FA289-2
2014 Vanga BMC Records BMC CD 209
2014 Szemed kincse
(The Present)
BMC Records BMC CD 210
2014 Juhász Gábor Trió: Making a change Coltrane's Love Supreme Fonó Records FA 293-2
2014 Platypus Trio BMC Records BMC CD 207
2016 Tördelős Periferic Records FA3812
2016 Lukács Miklós, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland: Cimbalom Unlimited
(Miklós Lukács, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland: Cimbalom Unlimited)
BMC Records BMC CD 244 Own
2016 Dresch Mihály Quartet, Chris Potter: Zea
(Mihály Dresch Quartet with Chris Potter: Zea)
BMC Records BMC CD 235
2018 Lukács Miklós Cimbiózis 5tet: Lux et Umbra Fonó Budai Zeneház FA 407-2 Own
2018 Modern Art Orchestra Plays Béla Bartók: Tizenöt magyar parasztdal
(Modern Art Orchestra Plays Béla Bartók: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs)
BMC Records BMC CD 265
2018 Szandai Mátyás, Mathias Lévy, Lukács Miklós: Bartók Impressions
(Mátyás Szandai, Mathias Lévy, Miklós Lukács: Bartók Impressions)
BMC Records BMC CD 254 Own
2019 Moment's Notice Trio: Creation
(Moment's Notice Trio: Creation)
BMC Records BMC CD 285 Own
2020 Lukács Miklós Cimbiózis Trió: Zene az időtlen percek magányából
(Miklós Lukács Cimbiozis Trio: Music from the solitude of timeless minutes)
BMC Records BMC CD 289 Own
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