Máté Lachegyi to debut on organ

Máté Lachegyi on organ

Máté Lachegyi will be presenting new music he composed for organ and trumpet on 2nd July with his long-time friend and collaborator, trumpetist Thijs van den Geest. The concert will take place on the recently restored Flaes organ of the German Lutheran Church in the Hague. Máté had studied organ as a teenager for a few years, which he later quit for his growing interest in jazz as a pianist. Rediscovering this amazing instrument again, he now does not aim to pick up his former classical education, but to implement his ideas as an improviser and composer to the on organ, utilizing the endless inspiration of soundscapes and orchestration the instrument can provide.

Both Thijs and Máté grew up in a religious environment where they had become familiar with the sound of organ. For this new project they have both written music inspired by jazz, contemporary music, but also their past experiences in church.

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A diverse summer

Máté Lachegyi Ensemble Borealis

Máté looks forward to a summer of many concerts with various bands and projects in diverse genres. He has recently also started to play organ continuo in early music, and on 29th May he will perform Pergolesi’ Stabat Mater in Szeged, Hungary with the Szeged Partiscum Choir, the Amsterdam Hungarian Choir (of which he is also the conductor), musicians of the Szeged Symphony Orchestra and soloists, conducted by Tamás Lázár.

Then he will kick off the summer with a small tour in Hungary with his Amsterdam-based quartet, Ensemble Borealis with performances at the Szentendre Jazz Festival and at jazz clubs in Vác and Budapest. Back in Amsterdam, he will play two concerts in June with Introspections at Workship and in the BIMHUIS. On 2nd July he will debut on organ with a brand new organ & trumpet duo with Thijs van den Geest (see previous post). In the end of July he will tour in Hungary again with his trio ANCOOR with Uldis Vītols and Clemens Lotz.

After concerts with various groups, including Trio Afium and Emma Nagy Quintet, he will be playing organ continuo again at the Börzsöny Baroque Days early music festival. Finally, during summer and early autumn, a small tour with ‘Klinkende Kosmos’, a project combining Dutch poetry and jazz will take place at various venues in Amsterdam.

For the full and frequently updated concert list, see Concerts.

Ancoor: new digital album release & limited tape cassette edition

Ancoor

The new digital album by Ancoor, the trio of Máté Lachegyi, Uldis Vītols and Clemens Lotz is released in December 2019. The album was recorded in 2018 and mainly features originals. It is avaliable for purchase & download on Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon, and it’s out on all the major streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, etc.). As an exclusive physical edition, 50 numbered copies of ferro tape cassettes are also available with a special version of the album cover (designed by graphic artist Boldi Tamás Hoffmann) with gold plated letters. The cassettes ordered on Bandcamp.