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.

Szakcsi Lakatos Róbert

keyboards, piano

He was born in Budapest in 1975 as the younger son of famous pianist, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos. He studied classical music in the Béla Bartók Conservatory, then he became the student of the Academy of Music in Basel (Switzerland). First he studied at the department of classical music, then he moved to the department of jazz.

He won the prizes "Best pianist" and "Best soloist" at the International Jazz Competition in Krakow in 1995. He was the winner of the national Bach Piano Competition organized by the Radio in Basel in 1996.

His name is becoming increasingly familiar in Europe, he playes with many famous jazz musicians regularly. He won the first prize at the International Jazz Solo Piano Competition in Montreux in 2001.

In 2003 he arrived at the most important stage in his career being given the opportunity to recorde with two world famous musicians, the drummer Jack De Johnette and the bassist John Patitucci.

In 2005 Róbert was awarded with the "Best soloist" prize at the competition of Avignon Jazz Festival.

He has played with several outstanding musicians like Reggie Johnson, Keith Copland, Tony Lakatos, Alvin Queen, Erik Truffaz, Peter Bernstein, Jack De Johnette, and John Patitucci.

Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1999 Off Course: Street of Secrets BMC Records BMC CD 024
2002 Off Course-Erik Truffaz: Tales of the lighthouse BMC Records BMC CD 077
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
2006 Szakcsi Generation with Jack DeJohnette and John Patitucci: 8 Trios for 4 Pianists BMC Records BMC CD 126
2008 Szalóki Ági: A vágy muzsikál - Karády Dalok FolkEurópa FECD 041
2008 Dés András Trio: Unquiet Stillness X-produkció XP035
2009 A Song for You Atelier Sawano AS085
2010 Integro / Grandeur BMC Records BMC CD 177
2010 Babos: Rapsodia Hunnia Records HRCD1005