Mátyás Bartha

The young and rising pianist Mátyás Bartha has performed with internationally recognized artists including Sheila Jordan, Kevin Mahogany, Jim Rotondi, Scott Robinson and Don Menza.

Bartha began playing the piano at the age of eight in his hometown Szentendre in Hungary. He completed his studies with Olaf Polziehn at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. There, he also had the chance to study with Stjepko Gut, Michael Abene, Dena DeRose and Renato Chicco.

After graduation, Bartha spent sone time in New York City playing the piano with jazz musicians such as David Wong and Pat O’Leary. Rossano Sportiello, Michael Kanan, Ray Gallon and Steve Ash became his mentors.

As a young talent, Bartha was twice selected to the Generations in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, where he had the chance to study and play with David Hazeltine, Louis Hayes, Peter Washington, Mark Turner and Alex Sipiagin.
Since 2015, Bartha has been an important member of the Vienna jazz scene where he performs with Martin Breinschmid, Mario Gonzi, Herbert Swoboda and Dorretta Carter. He recorded an album with the Croatian jazz singer Daniel Cacija that led to an international tour including venues such as „Smalls“ in New York City, „Jamboree“ in Barcelona, Bratislava Jazz Days and „Jazzkeller“ in Frankfurt.

Bartha’s projects are evidence of his high respect for all music and his aim to connect traditional jazz with other genres.

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Bank Austria Salon in the Old Town Hall

The Bank Austria Salon in the Old Town Hall is an event venue in the representative ambience of the baroque hall on the Belle Etage of the historic building Wipplingerstrasse 6 - 8 in 1010 Vienna. Bank Austria makes the Baroque Hall available to cultural initiatives and young artists.

Those who convince in the Bank Austria Salon also make it to the big stages of the world: More and more young musicians or ensembles, who have found their first interested and knowledgeable audience in the intimate setting of the Baroque Hall of the Old Town Hall, can be found in the programmes of renowned concert halls or renowned classical labels.   

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