Sándor Szabó

Performing artist, Composer, Music researcher

Sandor Szabo guitar artist, improviser, composer

Born in 1956 in Törökszentmiklós, Hungary, he started his studies with a private teacher of classical guitar. After trying different styles from the middle of the seventies, he began to focus on improvisation. His career started in 1980. From the beginning of his carreer he belongs to the exotic players and composers. In his compositions he blends the Far-Eastern music with the Hungarian folk traditions in an improvised context which makes it modern. The athmosphere of his concerts is intimate and personal. He soon became known with his original style, modern pieces, and deep spirituality. His records has been released in England, USA, Italy, Germany and Hungary.
Up to now, Szabó is repeatedly toured throughout Europe and also performed several times in the USA and Japan, Canada, India, Korea as a solo guitar player. He also did some master classes in the US and France, Italy and India introducing his special harmony concept. He is a master of playing 16 string, fretless and baritone guitars.
He collaborates in several duo projects with such artists like Kevin Kastning, Veronique Gillet, Claus Boesser Ferrari, Edoardo Bignozzi, Michael Manring, Claus Boesser Ferrari, Ralf Gauck, Alex De Grassi, Fernando Freitez. Sandor Szabo has recently launched a web site about his researches for recreating and recalling the ancient Hungarian Maqams. www.hunmaqam.hu

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