Peter Ajtai

Peter Ajtai

Photo: Eva Monath

He was born in Budapest, 1986.

Studies:

  • 2005 – 2008 Beni Egressy Conservatory, Budapest
  • 2008 – 2011 Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Faculty of Jazz Double bass BA degree with „honours” rating
  • 2011 – 2014 Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Faculty of Jazz Jazz Double bass teacher MA degree with „honours” rating

Background, Group playing experiences:

Bassist Peter Ajtai is one of the young and radical jazz generation, not only breaks with conventions but is also able to play his instrument to the highest standards. Despite his young age he already explored a wide variety of genres such as free jazz, mainstream and folk music.He started his double-bass studies at age sixteen. After graduating from high school he was studying with Jozsef Barcza Horvath. He also studied classical double-bass techniques with Zsolt Fejérvári and Gergely Jardanyi.

He is currently member of various bands including the Geroly Trio, A.M.P., KAMP, Jazz Byzantium, several formations of Bela Agoston. He has been playing in groups lead by such as great musicians as Frank London, Don Byron, Mihaly Dresch, Gabor Gado, Istvan Grencso and Istvan Balo. He performs regularly both in Hungary and in foreign countries on concerts collaboration with the greatest of free and avant-garde improvisation musicians like Johannes Bauer, Lewis Jordan, Eduardo Maraffa, Marco Einedi or Rudi Mahall.