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Kristóf Bacsó Photo: Barna Burger

Kristóf Bacsó

Jazz Department

Computer Music Engraving, Improvisation Practice, Orchestral Practice, Saxophone Section Rehearsal

Born: 29 April 1976

Academic degree, university position: associate professor, head of department

Studies:
2017–2019: DLA studies, Jazz in Performing Arts, Liszt Ferenc Academyof Music, Budapest
2011-2012: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, MA Program in Jazz Saxophone Teaching
2000-2002: Berklee College of Music in Boston, Professional Music
1998-2000: Conservatoire de Paris, Jazz Department
1994-1998: Liszt Ferenc College of Music, Jazz saxophone teacher

Recordings:
Modern Art Orchestra: Contemporary Music, 2019, Tom-Tom Records
Modern Art Orchestra plays the Music of Szabolcs Oláh: Winding Road, 2018, Tom-Tom Records
Modern Art Orchestra: 15  Hungarian Peasant Songs, 2018, BMC Records
Bacsó Kristóf Triad: Pannon Blue, 2016, BMC Records
Modern Art Orchestra plays the music of Kristóf Bacsó: Circular, 2014, BMC Records
Ági Szalóki: Körforgás (Cycle), 2014, Tom-Tom Records
Kristóf Bacsó Quartet: Nocturne, 2012, BMC Records
Ági Szalóki: Öröme az égnek, öröme a földnek (Joy of the Sky, Joy of the Earth), 2012, Tom-Tom Records
Tzumo-Borlai Electronic Dreams: Freedom, 2011, BJC
Erika Miklósa: Másképp (Another Way), 2011, Fidelio
Gábor Gadó: Lung-Gom-Pa, 2010, BMC Records
Modern Art Orchestra: Eclectic Path, 2009, BMC Records
East European Artsemble: Abstructures, 2009
Gábor Juhász: 1978, 2009, X-Produkció
Kristóf Bacsó Quartet: Alteregos, 2008, BMC Records
Ági Szalóki: A Vágy Muzsikál (Desire Plays Music), 2008, FolkEurópa
Kálmán Oláh - Kristóf Bacsó -Sebastien Boisseau: Fitting, 2006, BMC Records
Tzumo Electronic Dreams, 2007, Hunnia Records
Modern Art Orchestra: Karácsonyi Napló (Christmas Diary), 2006, Smart Music
Gábor Winand and Gábor Gadó: Opera Budapest, 2006, BMC Records
Imre Kőszegi: Drums Poetica, 2006, Tom-Tom Records
Nigun: Bale Kulturnik, 2006, Etnofon Records
Ági Szalóki: Hallgató (Listener), 2005, FolkEurópa
Elsa Vallé Jazz Syndicate: Abracadabra, 2005, Judge& Brady
Gábor Winand: Different Garden, 2004, BMC Records
Gábor Gadó: Modern Dances, 2004, BMC Records
Nigun: Standard, 2004, Etnofon Records
Gábor Winand: Agent Spiritual, 2003, BMC Records
Elsa Vallé Jazz Syndicate: Mi Gente, 2003, Judge& Brady
Bjorn Wennas Quartet: Early Summer Sketch, 2002, Beartones
Kristóf Bacsó - Zoltán Zana: First Steps, 1999, Fon Trade Music

Orchestral membership:
Kristóf Bacsó Triad – leader, composer, soloist
Kristóf Bacsó Quartet – leader, composer, soloist
Modern Art Orchestra – soloist, composer, arranger
Oláh Kálmán Sextett – soloist

Teaching activities:
2012- : Liszt Academy Jazz Department, Orchestral Practice, Improvisation Practice, Saxophone Section Rehearsal, Computer Music Engraving
2008–2012: János Kodolányi College, Arts Department – jazz saxophone, orchestration, combo practice
2004–2012: Béni Egressy Secondary School of Music – jazz saxophone, orchestral practice

Master classes:
2009: International Jazz  Workshop, Prague (in English) – Jazz saxophone
2008: International Jazz  Workshop, Prague (in English) – Jazz saxophone

Major concerts:
2020: Szőke Nikoletta Quartet feat. Bacsó Kristóf, Kosovo Jazz Festival
2020: Modern Art Orchestra – Bacsó Kristóf composer's concert, BMC
2019: Bacsó Kristóf Triad Brazil turné, Sao Paolo Jazz Festivals
2019: Bacsó Kristóf Triad Germany tour
2018: Bacsó Kristóf Triad, Müpa, Porgy and Bess, Vienna
2018: Jure Pukl Quartet, feat. Kristof Bacsó, Balatonsax, Balatonfüred
2018: Modern Art Orchestra, Porgy and Bess, BMC, Budapest
2017: Oláh Kálmán Sextet, Liszt Academy
2017: Bacsó Kristóf Quartet, Szeged Jazz Days
2017: Modern Art Orchestra plays Bartók 15 peasant songs, Krakkó zenei fesztival
2017: Modern Art Orchestra plays Kristóf Bacsó: Restringed Music, BMC Budapest
2017: Bacsó Kristóf Triad, Bbflat Berlin, Jazz Dock, Prague
2016: Modern Art Orchestra, Liszt Academy, Budapest
2016: Modernt Art Orchestra, Sophia, Bulgaria
2016: European Jazz Unit – Brussel Jazz Marathon
2016: Modern Art Orchestra, Tel Aviv
2015: Szalóki Ági és Zenekara – Tokyo, Cotton Club
2015: Modern Art Orchestra feat. Dave Liebman, Symphony Hall, New York
2014: Modern Art Orchestra feat. Dave Liebman, Symphony Hall
2014: Kristóf Bacsó Quartet, Saransk, Jazz Festival
2014: Modern Art Orchestra feat. Dave Liebman and Tony Lakatos, Veszprémfeszt
2014: Kristóf Bacsó Triad, 606 Club, London
2013: Kristóf Bacsó Quartet, Almaty Jazz Festival
2012: Kristóf Bacsó Quartet, Almaty Jazz Festival
2011: Dániel Szabó Quintet feat. Chris Potter, Jazz Gallery, New York
2010: Kálmán Oláh Sextet feat. Gerard Presencer, London Jazz Festival

Awards and honors:
2019: Artisjus Award, as co-composer and member of the Modern Art Orchestra for the album 15 Peasant songs
2019: Fonogram Prize, as co-composer and member of the Modern Art Orchestra for the album 15 Peasant songs
2017: Elected to Kult 50
2017: Jazz Album of the Year – Pannon Blue
2016: Orszácky Prize
2015: Album Circular entitled a ’Revelation’ by French music magazine Jazzman
2013: 2nd prize at the Jazz Composition and Arrangement Competition organized by the Hungarian Jazz Association
2007: Artisjus Award
2006: 2nd prize at the Jazz Arrangement Competition organized by the Hungarian Jazz Association
1999: 1st Prize at the Dezső Lakatos Ablakos Saxophone Competition of the Hungarian Radio

Contact: bacso.kristof[kukac]zeneakademia.hu