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.

Puskás Levente

saxophone, clarinet

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Levente Puskás was born in the 3rd of June, 1972 in Budapest, Hungary. After music school, he continued his clarinet studies at the Szent István Király Music Secondary School with Prof. Péter Schadl between 1991 and 1993, than at the Franz Liszt Music Academy as the student of Prof. Tibor Dittrich from 1993 to 1998. He graduated in 1998.

Between 1991 and 1996 he was the principal clarinettist of the Szent István Király Symphony Orchestra. In 1993 he won second prize at the Young Artists' Competition in Chicago, United States.

He is one of the founder member of the Budapest Saxophone Quartet, where he is the altosaxophone-player since 1994. Also with the Quartet he has perfomed in many foreign countries and they received a lot of different awards:

-special prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, Japan, 1996
-third prize at the XIV.Caltanissetta Int. Chamber Music Competition, Italy, 1998
-third prize and special prize at the XIX. Trapani Int. Chamber Music Competition, Italy, 1998
-second prize at the Gustav Bumcke Competition for Saxophone Quartets, Dortmund, 2000

Between 2002 and 2005 the Saxophone Quartet studyed at the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique et da Danse in Paris with Prof. László Hadady. They received their master-degree in saxophone and chamber music in 2006.

He had been a teacher of the Bartók Béla Music Institute of the University Miskolc.

Levente Puskás has been the saxophone teacher of the Egressy Béni Music Secondary School in Budapest since 2002, and he is also the teacher of the Music Institute of the University Debrecen.

He won the Aritsjus-Prize 3 times (2008, 2009 and 2020).
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
2003 Creative Art Group: Gentle Love Creative Art Ensemble CAE 039
2004 Krisztina Jónás & Budapest Saxophone Quartet: Spirit Allegro Thaler MZA-073
2012 Budapest Saxophone Quartet: Imagine Allegro Thaler MZA-105
2015 Levente Puskás & Judit Váradi: Saxon Magánkiadás ISRC HU-AK5-17 Own
2019 Puskás Levente és Váradi Judit: Tetra Magánkiadás ISRC HU-AK5-1900001 Own