Written by Márton Szives New year, even new decade is upon us, and we were eager to hear the aims and achievements of the company from Áron. It’s time for a summary! Márton Szives: The launch of Saker Music Company was a real success and you’ve been growing ever since. Could you please summerize the last decade of the life of the company; where was it some years ago, fun stories, difficulties… Áron Simon:
Written by Márton SzivesThe first solo album of Gergely Lukács, Fifty Shades of Tuba is now available at Saker Music. Gergely, the winner of numerous international competitions did not hesitate to answer a few of our eager questions. He shared his thoughts and experiences about the making of his debut album and his life as a tuba player. Márton Szives: Reading your bio, we can imagine that you must be a motivated, ambitious and
Written by Márton Szives The members of the Saker Music Company would like to honor the memory of Mrs. Márta Kurtág, a prestigious pianist, piano teacher, and the life-long muse, creative partner and personal critic of the world-famous Hungarian composer Mr. György Kurtág. As an acclaimed teacher she inspired many of the students and musicians of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. Everywhere at the Hungarian music universities one could hear about Mrs.
This interview was made by Roland Maitz for his Masterthesis. The student of the University of Music and Performing Arts at Graz asked Áron Simon about his ‘An Alpine Symphony’ arrangement. Translated by János Sutyák How did you get the idea of working with Richard Strauss' 'An Alpine Symphony'? Usually I don’t look for pieces to arrange, the pieces find me. What I mean by this is that I hear a new tune somewhere
Written by Áron Simon Edited by Sarah Tako During the prosperity of bebop there were many virtuoso trombone players who excelled; among these are Frank Rosolino, Urbie Green, Carl Fontana, Eddie Bert, Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson. Of these, Johnson was the one who played together with bebop fellows like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, or Miles Davis. As legendary jazz trombonist Steve Turre once said: “J.J. did for the trombone what Charlie Parker did