Zoltán Pintér - jazz


Pintér Zoltán

He began studying the piano at the age of three. He won his first piano competition when he was 5 years old. After that he achieved excellent results in many classical and jazz competitions. Among others, he won the 1st place of the Bartók Béla Centenary Memorial Competition and he was awarded the first prize of the professional jury at the "Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani" competition in Camerino.

Mrs Lóránt Schichtanz was his teacher of classical piano between 1976 and 1989. At the same time he was also a student of Dr. Attila Garay,who introduced him to the world of jazz from, 1981 to1988. They two formed his affection for classical and jazz music and also his respect for traditions in the arts. He graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy's Jazz Piano Department. He was a student of János Gonda and Károly Binder.

Mainly, he plays traditional standard jazz compositions but he easily deals with pop, rock, jazz-rock and Latin music, too.

After education and numerous orchestral formations, he established his own orchestra under the name of Zoltán Pintér Trio. The band's current form was won in 2016 by two fantastic artists - György Orbán in double bass and Elemér Balázs on drums.

Zoltán Pintér - piano
Zoltán Pintér piano

With the band he can freely experience and enjoy the world of standard jazz.

In 2006 he released his first album, "Everything I Love".

Between 2015-2019, the member of the Presidency of the Hungarian Jazz Federation.

A report before the summer concert in 2021, which my friend György Sebők made with me. We mainly talked about Jazz and within that we talked about the experience of jazz, composition, education and how long it will remain like this...

Zoltán Pintér - György Sebők report

He isthe Competition initiator, the main organizer of the annual Young Jazz Musician of the Year talent competition, and he is also the foreman of the jury.


  1. Dezső 'Ablakos' Lakatos;
  2. Balázs Berkes;
  3. Rudolf Tomsits;
  4. Kati Bontovics;
  5. Géza 'Pecek' Lakatos;
  6. Krisztián 'Pecek' Lakatos;
  7. Elemér Balázs;
  8. János Egri;
  9. István Elek;
  10. György Orbán;
  11. István Fekete;
  12. Rudolf Torma;
  13. Gyula Babos;
  14. Kriszta Pocsai;
  15. Zoltán Zana;
  16. Nikoletta Szőke;
  17. István Gyárfás;
  18. Ferenc Gayer;
  19. János Weszely;
  20. Juli Fábián;
  21. Vilmos Jávori;
  22. Gábor Juhász;
  23. Aladár Pege;
  24. Imre Kőszegi;
  25. Kornél Fekete Kovács;
  26. Gyula Csepregi;
  27. Attila László;
  28. András Mohay;
  29. Gábor Winand;
  30. Béla Szalóky;
  31. Joe Murányi (USA);
  32. Tim Ries (USA);
  33. Carol Cass (USA);
  34. Massimo Moriconi (olasz);
  35. Massimo Manzi (olasz);
  36. Heinz von Hermann (német);


  1. Emerton Big-band;
  2. Carol Cass Jazz Band;
  3. Pege Quartet;
  4. Fritz Jazz Band;
  5. Joe Muranyi Orchestra;
  6. Trio StandArts;
  7. Zoltan Pinter Trio;
  8. HunJazzFed Quartet;
  9. Zoltán Pintér & Gábor Kollmann Quartet;
  10. Arthritis Quartet;
  11. Zoltán Pintér Quintet;
  12. P.G.W. (Zeller) Trio;


  1. Vasutas Music School (1992-93);
  2. Gorsium Music School, Tác (1996-97);
  3. Violin Music School, Dunaújváros (2006-07);
  4. Hang-Szín-Tér Artistic School, Székesfehérvár (2007-2009);
  5. Gorsium Artistic Secondary School (2009-2011);