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Zoltán Vince Laczó (1964, Győr - )




Musical qualifications: 1991 Jazz artist (LFZF Jazz Faculty)

Main of his teachers: János Gonda, Balázs Berkes, Károly Friedrich

1999: Symphonic band Conductor (MMI)  
 His main teachers: István Bogár, László Marosi 
His music composing studies were completed at István Bogár privately.

Other qualifications: 

2007 : Teacher of theology (Sapientia SZHF). His thesis was written about the history and the possible teaching methods of religious music at Dr Lukács Áment.

2016 : Historian of Christian Church and Civilization MASTER
(Gál Ferenc College, Szeged)

Orchestras, workplaces: 

1984-1994      Orchestral and theatre musician  (Rock Theatre’s Band, Bop-Art, Jazz Consort, Ködkonda, Kaviár, Song bands , Stúdium Dixieland Band e.t.c.)

1995-1997      film music composer (composed musics for the instructional films

                        of Vi-Dok Palota Studio and for series of Szív TV and M-Sat channels as well.) 

His first own premiere was held at Gabriella Lovas’ diploma concert in 1995, December in Academy of Music. The choral work he composed for this event titled „Éjszaka”(Night) was published as well. 


1997-2004      Teacher at Lisznyay Szabó Gábor Music School of Veresegyház

2004-               musical editor at Hungarian Catholic Radio

Main works, performances:   


1997 -     Ilyenek az Állatok (What Do You Know About Animals?) tale musical for Dezső Tandori’s poems, with Gertrúd Csizmadia’s  frame story. Premiere: Győr, Vaskakas Puppet Theatre, other performances: Nagyvárad (Oradea), Arcadia Children Theatre, Szabadka (Subotica), Lúdas Matyi Children Theatre, Teatro Estable de Navarra Pinpilinpauxa (in Spanish language), 2010, Szeged, Kövér Béla Puppet Theatre. 

1997-1999   arrangemants for Four Fathers Singers. 

1998      A Tékozló fiú (Prodigal Son) (oratorio for mass movements Premiere: Veresegyház, Roman Catholic Church , featuring:  István Ella, Four Fathers Singers, Veresegyház Irisz Girl Choir, Chamber Orchestra, conducted by László Zádori.

2000     Az Iskolamester (Orbis pictus) accompaniment music for Gyula Urbán’s play Premiere: Budapest Puppet Theatre. 

2001    Millennium Te Deum for Gyula Urbán’s text Premiere: Debrecen Bartók Hall, featuring: Kodály Choir Debrecen, Philharmonic Orchestra Debrecen, Sándor Böjte as tenor, conducted by Francisco Estevez (Esp.) 

2002       Ha én felnőtt volnék (If I were an adult) musical based on 

              „Ha én felnőtt volnék” and „Kire ütött ez a gyerek?” (Who is this kid spitting image        of?) novels of Éva Janikovszky and lyrics of Csaba Csík. Premiere: Óbuda Summer, directed by Iván Vas-Zoltán 

2003       A kertész kutyája (The dog of the gardener), accompaniment music for the theatre play of Felix Lope de Vega) Premiere of accompaniments included in Óbuda Summer programme, directed by Iván Vas-Zoltán.  

2004-2007  Literary radio programs, accompaniments of radio play on the Hungarian Catholic Radio. 

2006      Sampucli az irigy perselymalac ( Sampucli, the envious piggy bank) musical story play written and  directed by Gyula Urbán, Premiere: Nagyvárad (Oradea), Arcadia Children Theatre,

            other perfomances: 2008, Szeged, Kövér Béla Puppet Theatre, Nagyvárad (Oradea) Arcadia Children Theatre titled ”Samy” in Romanian language. 2010. Latinovits Theatre Budaörs.

2009    Millennium Te Deum (chamber orchestration) Location: Veresegyház, Roman Catholic church, featuring: István Basky-tenor: Budapest Bach Choir, Pentaerophonia Quintett, Budapest String Quintett,  conducted by István Ella.
Szupermese – (Super fairytail)- accompaniment music for Gyula Urbán’s puppetplay. Premiere: Nagyvárad (Oradea)Arcadia ChildrenTheatre.

2010    Triosonata - featuring: Zsófia Bíró - flute, Jaroslava Simonova - cello, Alexandra Bálint - piano
Meseszvit (Suite for Children) - featuring: chamber orchestra organized from the Concerto Clarinet Quartet and the Monarchia String Quartet, conducted by the composer.

Variations and Improvisations for an Old Hungarian Melody I-IV  5 May 2010. Sydney, ISCM World New Music Days Featuring: Sydney Conservatorium Big Band, conducted by Bill Motzing

2011  Rhapsody -featuring: Judit Kiss-Domonkos - cello, Jaroslava Simonova - cello, Anna Lugossy - piano 
Birthday Candles  - chamber version - Alexandra Bálint - piano, Monarchia Chamber Ensemble, conducted by: Zoltán Vince Laczó, the composer

2012  Concerto for Clarinet – four handed, piano accompaniment version featuring: Krisztina Tötös - clarinet, Gabriella Albert - piano, Emma Mocsári - piano

High Mass in Honor of  Vilmos Apor Martyr - featuring: Qu-Art vocal ensemle, Johanna Luty – organ, László Préda and György P. Geiger - trumpets, conducted by the composer. 

Concerto for Tuba - featuring: Zsolt Koppányi - tuba, Musikkapelle Oberstdorf  (Germany), conducted by Marius Galvin. 

2013  Orbis Pictus - suite - featuring: Zsuzsanna Németh - violin,
Judit Gallai - cello, Judit Kékesi - piano 
Ave maris stella - featuring: Lásztó Préda - trumpet, Johanna Luty - organ

Antanténusz - featuring:Dóra Bizják- piano,and the members of Pentaerophonia Woodwind Quintet
Kis Szigligeti – (Little Szigligeti) - accompaniment music for Gyula Urbán’s puppet and live drama. Premiere: Szigligeti Theater Oradea, Lilliput Company. 
Six Hungarian Folksongs - featuring: Monarchia Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by: Gábor Werner

Fantasy for viola and wind quintet -  featuring: Csaba Kálmán - viola, Woodwind Quartet of Szeged Symphony Orchestra

2014  A Dunánál - poem by József Attila
Szent Ignác imája - poem by Sík Sándor,
Ki viszi át a Szerelmet - poem by Nagy László
featuring: CantuS CorvinuS Ensemble, conducted by Géza Klembala 
Romantic Suite for Piano featuring: Gabriella Láng
Missa brevis - featuring: CantuS CorvinuS Ensemble, 
Márton Levente Horváth, conducted by: Géza Klembala,
Christmas Song - lyric by Géza Gárdonyi - featuring: CantuS CorvinuS Ensemble, László Préda, Márton Levente Horváth, conducted by: Géza Klembala 

2015 Árnyjáték (Galanty Show) - featuring: Jaroszlava Simonova - cello, András Csáki - guitar
Missa a cappella - featuring: Mixed Choir of Diósd, conducled by Katalin Szabó 

    Kővel, kő nélkül (With or without stones) accompaniment music for Lóránt Varga’s play Premiere: Summer Theater of Budakeszi in Makkosmária

2016   Symphony No.1 - featuring: Győr Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. László Marosi – The days of the present-day Győr, March the 11th, June the 12th Córdoba, Argentina, Banda Simfónica de la Provincia.
Veni Creator Spiritus 
- featuring: Anna Masszi, Mixed Choir of Diósd, (leader: Katalin Szabó) Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mátyás Antal.
Triószvit (Trio Suite) I. V. VI. - featuring: Edit Székely- flute, András Csáki - guitar, Marcell Vámos - cello
Epitaph - featuring: Laura Varga - flute, University of Szeged Percussion Ensemble, art director: Gábor Siklósi 
(Vántus István Contemporary Music Days of Szeged)

2017   Passion for Palm Sundayfeaturing: Szent Efrém(Saint Ephraim) Male Choir, László Gesztesi Tóth - organ, conducted by Tamás Bubnó.
Quartet for Saxophones - featuring: Novus Saxophone Quartet- Levente Puskás,Tamás Szitás, Andrea Mohl, Viktor Vagy 
Female  Choirs for poems by Margit Kaffka, Primavera, Köszöntés (Greeting),Szerettelek(I Loved you) - Featuring: FMK Female Choir, conducted by: Gabriella Lovas 
Church Sonata - featuring: SaxOrgan duo - Sándor Zsemlye - alto saxophone, László Adrian Nagy - church organ

          2018.08.19: Viktor Nagy - alto saxophone, Zsuzsa Elekes - church organ

2018   Symphony No.2 - featuring: Győr Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. László Marosi – The days of the present-day Győr, March the 14th
Apor Vilmos Mosaic - featuring: Orhester Brass Quintet 

         Concerto for Guitar - by András Csáki, 
Concerto for Clarinet - by Csaba Klenyán,
Concerto for Piano - by Károly Zentai, featuring: Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mátyás Antal.

 Curriculum Vitae

            I was born on 25th October 1964 in Győr. I completed my primary and secondary schools in my home town then later in Budapest I graduated in 1991 as a jazz performer , and in 1999 I received my wind orchestra conductor qualification. As a student of László Marosi I attended on more international courses held by famous foreign professors (eg. Bob Gifford, Ronald Johnson, Jan-Magnus Dahle). I learnt composing from István Bogár.

Between 1984 and 1988 I was a member of several bands, eg. the Rock Theatre Band, and other jazz and rock bands. I did my military service in Philharmonic Orchestra of Zrínyi Miklós Military Academy. Since 1991 I worked as a theatre musician in Germany - intermittenly - to 1994. Between 1994 and 1997 I was a composer of nature and instructional films and series of Vi-Dok Studio and respectively until 2001I was the regular orcestrator of Four Fathers Quartet. From 1997 to 2004 I worked as a music teacher of Lisznyai Szabó Gábor music school. I have been the music editor and director of the Hungarian Catholic Radio since 2004.

In 2007 I graduated as a a teacher of religion major of Sapientia Theological College.The topic of my thesis was the history of and the possible teacing methods of religious music lead by Dr Lukács Áment, organ artist and Benedictine.

My works have been performed both Hungarian and foreign orchestras on regular basis since 1995. The performance of the Milleniumu Te Deum excels from them, which was performed by Kodály Choire Of Debrecen and Philharmonic Orchestra Of Debrecen and was conducted by Francisco Everes, Spanish conductor. The artwork was played by Bach Choir Of Budapest as well, conducted by István Ella. My compositions are regularly performed at the  István Vántus Days of Contemporary Music in Szeged, the concerts of Society of Creative Musicians and of other Hungarian and Foreign events. My work titled ’Variációk és imrovizációk egy régi magyar dallamra’ (Variations and improvisations for an old Hungarian Melody)was performed by the Big Band of Conservatoire of Sydney at ISCM World Music Days event, conducted by Bill Motzing. ’Concerto for Tuba’ was performed by Zsolt Koppányi and Musikkapelle Obersdorf of Germany conducted by Marius Galvin in 2012. My first symphony was played on an contemporary Hungarian Evening with the works of Ferenc Farkas and Frigyes Hidas in Cordoba, Argentina on 12 June 2016.

I have composed theatre incidental music and musical plays since 1998, which are performed on several theatre performances time to time.

My works are published by Alliance Publications Inc. (USA), Solo Music Music Publisher of Budapest and Tio-Art Music. My first royalty CD was published in 2014 by Hungarian Culture Publisher.

I’m a member of Hungarian Composer's Union,  Hungarian Jazz Federation, and Artisjus.


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