Music Instructor – Attila Csávás

Attila Csávás

I was born in Budapest on March 18, 1966. I graduated from the Béla Bartók Music High School and from the Ferenc Liszt University of Pedagogy as a teacher of classical clarinet and solfeggio in 1997.

I’ve worked with Hungarian folk music since the end of the 1990s. I have served as wind instrument player, first with the Csepel Dance Ensemble, then with the Duna Ensemble, and, from 2001, with the Honvéd Ensemble. For the past eight years, I have been teaching classes in folk clarinet and tárogató at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. In 2015, I received my diploma from this academy.

My instruments

Clarinet, tárogató, alto saxophone, bagpipe, flutes. I also play kontra and fiddle.

At camp, I’d like to teach the music of the most characteristic dance dialects from the Carpathian Basin on wind instruments. On clarinet, the music of Hungary proper and perhaps Romanian music from Elek. On tárogató, the music of Hungary proper and Slovakia as well as Romanian Bánát music and/or songs from Őrkő. I have also taught music from Vajdaszentivány on the tárogató as a curiosity. On the saxophone, music from Kalotaszeg and Moldva. On flute, primarily from Moldva, perhaps also from Gyimes. I’d also be happy to teach bagpipe.