Taste is a negative thing. Genius affirms and always affirms.

Franz Liszt
Sándor Horányi

Sándor Horányi

Jazz Department

Jazz Guitar as Main Subject

Academic degree, university post: senior lecturer

Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music, Jazz Department
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – BA, MA diploma

Teaching activities:
1982-1996: Erkel Ferenc Music School of the Union of Postal Workers (Budapest)
since 1996: Teleki-Wattay School of Art (Pomáz), head of department since 1998
since 1990: Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music, Liszt Ferenc College of Music Teacher Training Institute, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Jazz Department, Budapest
2008-2009: participation in course reform of primary arts teaching, where besides undertaking a role in the reworking of the material of the jazz guitar major he also acted as coordinator for the entire project
Participation in the Tehetségbónusz (Talent Bonus) programme.

2006: participation at the international conferences of the European Music School Union (EMU) in Helsinki and Utrecht as a delegate of the Hungarian Association of Music Schools and Schools of Art (MZMSZ)

Principal concerts:
As a member of the Pege Quartet I have played in many well-known jazz clubs and festivals throughout Europe, from Helsinki to Ankara.

Performance activities:
1982: start of professional performance activities when he joined the band of jazz singer Tamás Berki (Berki Team)
1994-2008: guitar soloist for the Pege Aladár band. Numerous radio and TV broadcasts, recordings of LPs, MCs and CDs with this formation (Pege Hungarian workshop, Pege International Workshop, Hallo Eckhart, etc.). Toured Europe’s famous jazz clubs and concert halls, played at top festivals (Rosenheim, Nürnberg, Ankara, Vienna, Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged, Veszprém, etc.)
Founded his own quartet (Fortunes) a few years ago. Recorded three CDs with this formation (2007, Két bárány, Fortunes live!), where he also introduced himself as a composer. Since 2012, guitarist of the sextet of jazz singer Orsolya Urbán; played with her on the CD Mindig játék (2012).
Currently tours the jazz clubs and festivals of Hungary as a performer with Imre Kőszegi’s New 5 band.
Enjoys a friendship with contemporary artist István efZámbó dating back 40 years. As a result of their regular musical collaboration, he released the retrospective album METASTABIL together with the efZámbó HDB band in 2014.

1988: Pege Aladár: Hungarian Jazz Workshop No. 1
1990: efZámbó HDB: Himalája
1991, 1995: Pege International Jazz Workshop I.-II.
1994: Hallo Eckart: LIVE
2007: For Tunes

Composer activities:
As co-composer: Berki Team, efZámbó HDB, For Tunes
Own compositions: For Tunes 2007

2013: state diploma acknowledging work carried out in the professional development of Hungarian art teaching