Mátyás Hofecker

 matyas-hofeckerMatyas Hofecker, was born in 1991 in Pécs, Hungary. He studied at the Franz Liszt Music University in Budapest with Tibor Csuhaj-Barna. In 2012, he won a scholarship to the Kunstuniversität Graz where he studied with Wayne Darling. In 2013, he got his bachelor degree. From October 2014, he is a master student of the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien. In 2014, he was chosen into the Generations Jazz Camp and Masterclass Workshop in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, where he studied with the great Lewis Nash, Don Friedman, Adrian Mears and Seamus Blake. In 2015, he recorded a CD with the legendary jazz singer Sheila Jordan. In this year he also won the first price with the Gayer-Molnar Quartet in Zilina International Jazz Competition. In September he was chosen to play with the Hungarian All Stars Band at 606 Jazz Club in London.

He is an activ member of the jazz-scene in Graz as well as in Budapest and Vienna, performing and recording with groups like, Mátyás Gayer Trio, Matyas Bartha Trio, Oleg Markov Quintet, Anush Apoyan Quartet, Ana Bezjak Trio, Daniel Cacija Quintet… He toured in Europe with the living jazz-legend Harold Mabern and the great Joe Farnsworth and beside that he worked with Sheila Jordan, Jesse Davis, Dusko Goykovich, Stjepko Gut, Jim Rotondi, Renato Chicco, Steve Rubie, Rex Richardson, Claus Raible, Herwig Gradischnig, Joris Dudli, Christian Salfellner, Oliver Kent, Andy Middleton, Mario Gonzi, Claus Koch, Gabor Bolla, Robert Szakcsi-Lakatos, David Hodek, Ondrej Stveracek, Lubos Sramek among many others.

In his carrier, he has already had concerts on many differente stages (e.g.: Jazzland Vienna, Half Note Athens, 606 London, Jamboree Barcelona, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, MÜPA Budapest, Bratislava Jazz Days, Jazzdock Prague…)