Viktor Bori

Massink-Bori Quartet Cegléd
Date of birth 1962
Educated subject: Jazz theory, Jazz history

Viktor Bori was born on January 2, 1962 in Cegléd. At the age of 5 he started playing piano at Erkel Ferenc Music School in Cegléd. He continued his classical music studies at the Bartók Béla Music Secondary School, at the Katalin Halmágyi, then at jazz piano at János Gonda, where he also received a jazz performer in 1983. Between 1983 and 1986 he was a student from the German-English ELTE Faculty of Humanities.

In December 1985 he won 2nd place at the Kaliszi International Jazz Piano Competition in Poland. In 1986 he moved to the Netherlands and studied composition at the Utrecht Conservatory at Henk Alkema. From 1987 onwards he worked as a teacher at the Arnhemi College of Music. During the years he has been actively involved in the musical life there, and for a long time he has been with Gijs Hendriks’s renowned saxophone quartet.

In 1990 he finally moved home. Since then he has worked in numerous ensembles, including in the Things band with Attila László and Tony Lakatos, Imre Kőszegi Quartet. Gyula Csepregi and Tamás Berki. ‘Better Times’ c. His CD, which he released with an international team in 1993.

His name is the Bori Jazz Festival in Cegléd, which has been operating for almost ten years.