The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Béla Lattmann

Béla Lattmann

Jazz Department

Jazz Bass Guitar as Main Subject

Date, place of birth: 1960, Budapest

Academic degree, university post: teacher of the arts

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Teaching activities:
since 1989: teacher at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Master classes:
Lamantin Jazz camp

Principal concerts:
2004: Tour of America (New York, Washington, Chicago, Cleveland, etc.)
Ankara Jazz Festival
Moscow Jazz Festival
2005: Örömkoncert, Budapest
2007: MOL Jazz Festival, featuring Bob Mintzer
2009: Müpa Budapest, BJO – George Duke
2010: Müpa Budapest – László Attila band and Tommy Campbell
2010: Csányi – Lattmann Quartet “A walk on the beach” record release concert in Müpa Budapest, guest: Allegre Corea (Brazil)
2011: London – Indian film music with the London Symphony Orchestra
2011: India – Chennai (concert)
2013: Eszterházy Festival – international jazz festival, featuring: Billy Cobham
2014: Veszprém Festival
2015: 50 years of the Jazz Department, concert in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy
2020: MÜPA – Attila László: Concerto for Jazz and Chamber Orchestra

Several international tours and festivals (USA, numerous countries in Europe, Ankara – Jazz Festival, Moscow – Jazz Festival, India, Israel), with world-famous Hungarian and foreign artists (Toots Thielemans, George Duke, Billy Cobham, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Tommy Campbell).


Orchestra membership:

Former orchestras:
Kaszakő, Things

Current orchestras:
László Attila Band, Lattmann Béla Quartet

1983: Kaszakő – Édenkert, Krém
1987: Things – Blues for the last punk, Jazzpoint
1990: Things & Tony Lakatos – Mother Nature, Jazzpoint
1992: Kornél Horváth – Rag Handed, Sentemo Records
1994: Morgan Workshop
1995: László Attila Band – The only one, Hungarian Radio
1999: László Attila Band – Smart kid, BMC
2002: László Attila Band – Once Upon A Time, BMC
2006: László Attila Band – Just Trust, Tom-Tom Records, 2006
2020: MÜPA – Attila László: Concerto for Jazz and Chamber Orchestra

Prizes, awards:
Emerton Prize
Artisjus Prize
2000: Pro-Urbe Prize
2008: Knight’s Order of the Republic of Hungary
2018: Artisjus Prize

Contact: lattmannb[at]