Nandor Götz-clarinet, saxophone artist, composer

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Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso

Debussy: The happy island

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Nandor Gotz - clarinet, saxophone artist, composerNándor Götz graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest in 1991. During his studies he played at the international orchestra conducted by Yehudi Menuhin in Paris.
Between 1994 and 2000 he was the soloist of the Cologne contemporary music group called “Musikfabrik”. At present, he is working with several ensembles, such as the Hungarian Intermodulation, Frankfurt Ensemble Modern, Musikfabrik-Köln, Klangforum Wien.

   On several occasions, he has given concerts with numerous world famous composers and conducters, e.g. Mauricio Kagel, Hans Zender, Péter Eötvös, Diego Masson, Earl Brown, Luciano Beriot. As a soloist and chamber music player, he has concerted in almost all European countries ( f.e: Opera Garnier Paris, Teatro alla Scala-Milano, Barbican Hall-London.. as well as in Jordan, USA ( Lincoln Center-New York), and Japan. The latter is also a place for concerts conducted and master’s courses held by Götz.

In 1998 and 1999, together with the Klangforum Wien, he was a guest artist of the Salzburg Festspiel.

He has also made studio and concert recordings with several radio companies, e.g. Hungarian Radio, WDR Cologne, Maison de Radio France-Paris, ZDF Zurich, Radio FIN…

His CD records published are:

  • Chamber Music by Harrison Birtwistle (CPO 1995)
  • Rebecca Saunders: Quartet (WDR-Kairos 2001)
  • SatieXonophone: Music by Ravel, Satie, Debussy, settings by Nándor Götz (Hungaroton HCD 31763)
  • László Sáry: Dance Music (BMC 2003)
  • Ph. E. Bach: Concertos (Capriccio)
  • Sounds at an Exhhibition – Götz Saxophone Quartet

As a chamber musician he is member of the Hungarian Choral Quintet( concerts in New York, Tokyo, Washington, Abu Dhabi) , Harmony Quartet and founder of the Götz Saxophone Quartet.
    Götz has been dealing with musical setting, adaptation and composing since 1992. Paying special attention to the connection between theatre and music, he is looking for new, individual voice and artistic approach. He is elaborating a complex genre of performing through compounding the elements of music  theater and modern ballet.

His works for stage are the following:

  • A glass of water (Accompanying music for chamber orchestra, to the comedy by E. Scribe). First performed by Madách Theatre, Budapest, Hungary, 2003.
  • The sword of Antony-opera for eight singers, ballet ensemble and orchestra. First performed by Madách Theatre, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.

It was also a special guest performance on the 2005 San Francisco Theater Festival.


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