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.

Lantos Zoltán


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Zoltán Lantos received his degree in classical violin from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Being drawn towards experimental and eastern music from early on, he traveled to India on a scholarship to study classical Indian music in 1985.
Returning to Budapest in 1994 he went on developing his own unique way of improvising on the violin, rediscovering his musical roots and blending them with his knowledge of Eastern music and his experiences in the field of contemporary European jazz. Since then he has been performing and recording with various musicians such as Márta Sebestyén, László Dés, Mihály Dresch, Gábor Juhász and Kornél Horváth from his native Hungary as well as Charlie Mariano, Dave Liebman, Ramesh Shotham, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Lars Danielsson, Dhafer Youssef, Markus Stockhausen, Achim Tang, Patrice Heral and others.
Aside his main project called "Mirrorworld" he also plays soloviolin performances using electronic devices to create multiple loops and special effects. The last few years he has been invited to several international jazz- and world music festivals with his own group and also as a guest artist of other projects.
Zoltán plays a 5 string violin and a custom-built 5+16 sympathetic string violin (Tarangini) created by Ricardo Margarit.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1989 György Szabados, MAKUZ-Zenekar: A Szarvassá vált fiak Krém SLPX 37215 LP
1995 Szamaba Trio: Anima Tandem Records TR-1006 CD
1999 ESP Group: Colours BMC Records BMC CD 033
1999 Szabados György: Az események titkos története
(The Secret History of the Events)
Fonó Records FA-068-2 2 CDs. Also contains the album Sons Turned into Stags first released as: Hungaroton SLPX 37215, 1989, LP
1999 László Attila Band: Smart Kid BMC Records BMC CD 034
2002 László Attila Band: Once upon a Time BMC Records BMC CD 076
2002 Lantos Zoltán' Mirrorworld: Tiptoe ceremony BMC Records BMC CD 078 Own
2003 Samsara Quartet: Bindu X-produkció XP021
2004 Juhász - Mikkelborg: 60/40 BMC Records BMC CD 098
2005 Borbély Mihály Quartet: Meselia Hill BMC Records BMC CD 105
2005 Örömkoncert 2005
(Concert of Joy 2005)
Magánkiadás DVD - Not for sale
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs
2008 Zoltán Lantos' Mirrorworld X-produkció XP 029
2008 He & Carmen - Live Concert Galaxy Music GL001
2008 Lantos Zoltán Mirrorworld: Tau X-produkció XP 029
2009 Columbus Jazz Nights Vol.1 - Live At The Columbus Jazz Ship Hunnia Records HRCD 922
2014 Babos: Balance Hunnia Records HRCD1414
2018 Szabó Sándor: Echolocation I / Sacred Spaces Greydisc Records GDR 3539