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Laci Olah

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About Laci

Violinist
London
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Classical trained all-round, jazz and gipsy violinist, orchestrator, arranger and teacher available for all kinds of performances/recordings

Laci Olah is a Hungarian born classically trained Belgian violinist, orchestrator, and teacher. A sixth generation musician, he attributes his development as an all-round musician to his heritage and his father, who himself is a classically trained all-round pianist. He has more 15 years of experience of performing in the entertainment music business. He's extended repertoire of more then 8 hours of American Evergreens, Jazz Standards, Hungarian and Russian folk and Gipsy Music, Film music, French, Italian and German songs, ... has brought him to perform in numerous high class venues, bars, hotels,... around Europe. Due to his on spot improvisatory and orchestrating skills he has collaborated with numerous artist from different genres, from classical to jazz, to pop, rock, musical, film music where he played, arranged and orchestrated on their recordings and on their performances. During his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, his prominent talent was recognized by Igor Oistrakh, who accepted him in his class. He continued his studies with Lilia Umnova at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where he graduated "Master of Arts in Music" for violin with summa cum laude in 2011. In 2001 he received the First Prize at the Dexia Competition. His many solo achievements include the H. Wieniawsky's Violin Concerto, F. Waxman's Carmen Fantasy, and P. Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. He has had the privilege of collaborating with such distinguished musicians as Michel Tilkin, Mikhail Bezverhny, Geert Soenen, Guy Penson, Patrick Peire, Peter Ritzen, Dirk Brosse, Alex Callier, Cédric Murrath, Stijn Saveniers… Laci’s Orchestral and Chamber Music development has benefited from the collaboration with the string ensemble, Timur Und Seine Mannschaft, where he was acting as concertmaster and soloist from 2007 till 2011. In 2010 he established his own production with collegue Jelle Vastershaeghe called Serenade.They provided own arrangements and orchestration for a a string orchestra with rythm section and mixed several genres like jazz, film music, folk and pop. Since 2011 he has worked for Musical van Vlaanderen where he participated in the production of Oliver! and played the fiddler role in the production Fiddler on the Roof. In 2012 he was awarded with the position of concertmaster in the Hooverphonic with Orchestra project. With Hooverphonic, he recorded two albums and an a live DVD and played over 50 concerts with Hooverphonic and toured for over 2 months in the most prestigious halls of Belgium, such as the Sportpaleis, 6 times in the Elizabethzaal, Capitole Ghent, Viage Brussels, Roma Antwerp... He performed live in numerous tv and radio shows in Belgium. Laci is since 2011 the artistic manager for the humanitarian organization A Queeste of Energy and for the Order of St.Stanislas, where he is knighted in the spring of 2012. He is protected by the GrandPrior of the Order of St. Stanislas, Her Excelllentie Dr.Woji Christ Olyslaegers. Since 2014 he has been living in London, UK and is currently holding a teaching position at World Heart Beat Music Academy and is freelancing as a classical orchestral violinist and jazz-gipsy violinist through London. He has recently recorded a studio album with well known cabaret artist Dusty Limits.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Military, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Gypsy jazz, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, World music, Tango, Spanish music, Klezmer, Latin, French music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Jewish music, Italian music
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Instruments:
Violin, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Composition teaching
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Song list

-Jazz/Evergreens
All of me
Night in Tunesia
Lullaby of Birdland
Lady Be Good
My one and only love
C-Jam Blues
Night and Day
Strangers in the Night
My Way
The Shadow of your Smile
Softly, as the morning sunrise
Misty
Mona Lisa
Somewhere over the Rainbow
When I fall in Love
The way you look Tonight
Nature Boy
When I fall in Love
Hello Dolly
Honeysuckle Rose
What a wonderful world
Blue moon
-Latin
Corcovado
Girl from Ipanema
Triste
Chega de Saudade
Manha de Carnaval
Besame Mucho
Recado Bossa
Quizas, Quizas
Sabor a Mi
Historia de un Amor
-French
La vie en Rose
J’Attendrai
Meditation
La Foule
My Lord
Mon coeur et le Violon
C’est Magnifique
Indifference
She
Sapnish Eyes
Plaisir d’Amour
Italian
Caruso
Come Prima
O Sole Mio
Amapola
La Solitutine
-Manouche
Djangology
Minor Swing
Nuages
Blue Skies
-Gipsy (Hungarian-Russian-Jewish)
Dark Eyes
Csardas Monty
Deux Guitares
Those Where the Days
Le Grand blonde avec une Chaussure Noire
Kalinka
The Lark
Hora Staccato
Hora Romanian
-Jewish
Hava Nagilah
Papirosen
To life
Sunrise, Sunset
Hevenu shalom alechem
Yiddishe Mame
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Chosen Kale Mazel Tov
Siman Tov
Jerusalem of Gold
Un az der Rebbe Zingt
Oyf’n Pripetshok
Hatikvah
-Tangos
Petite Fleur
Por una Cabeza
Libertango
Jalousie
La Paloma
-Film Tunes
Il Postino
Cinema Paradiso
Godfather Theme
Le Professionele
Schindler’s List
Cinema Paradiso
Les Parapluis de Cherbourg
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
La Boum
Titanic
La Vita e Bella
Beauty and the Beast-Tale as old as Time
Snowwhite-Someday my prince will come
Cinderella-A Dream is a wish your heart makes
Pinokio-When you wish upon a star
Game of Thrones Theme
Last of the Mohicans Theme
River flows in you
Romeo and Julliet Theme
My Favourite Things
Edelweisz
Tonight
-Pop Songs
A Thousand Years-Christina Perry
A Kiss from a Rose-Seal
All of Me-John Legend
Rather Be-Clean Bandit
Marry You-Bruno Mars
Isn’t she lovely-Stevie Wonder
Make you feel my love-Adele
Skyfall-Adele
Englishman in New York-Sting
One Day I fly away-Randy Crawford
Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen
Hello-Lional Richie
Wake me up-Avicii
What a wonderful world
Caruso-Andrea Bocelli
Hijo de la luna-Mecano

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Deloo, 1 year ago

He was right on time and on point. Till date my friends are talking about his play. Well done!

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Preet D, 1 year ago

The experience was wonderful, Laci is very professional and a wonderful musician. My guests are already inquiring for this contact information.

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Ting D, 1 year ago

Absolutely amazing!!! My fiance and I & all guests enjoyed the music so much at our engagement party. I believe we could not have such a successful party without the lovely music played by Laci Olah. He is very professional and great classic & romantic music player. We will definitely recommend to others & friends who will hold similar events!!

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Bea G, 1 year ago

We hired Spectre Strings to carry out a performance of the iconic Game of Thrones theme tune on repeat for several hours to help launch series 7 at King's Cross Underground Station. They sounded fantastic and drew huge crowds throughout the day, adding to the atmosphere and helping generate a huge buzz around the start of the show's penultimate series.

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Encore, 2 years ago

Absolutely amazing!!! My fiance and I & all guests enjoyed the music so much at our engagement party. I believe we could not have such a successful party without the lovely music played by Laci Olah. He is very professional and great classic & romantic music player. We will definitely recommend to others & friends who will hold similar events!!

Encore, 2 years ago

Laci sounded great and was professional, punctual and friendly.

From other musicians:

Diane Aidenbaum
21st May 2018
Diane Aidenbaum

Laci is one of the most incredible musician you will ever meet. He will adapt the best way to the needs of the event and choose the best repertoire, he can switch to any genre on the moment if needed. He is extremely versatile and can play any genre. It is an honor to have worked with him and his professionalism is outstanding. He will bring life and class to your event. I would highly recommend Laci for any kind of event if you would like your event to be special and uplifted.

Lidia Alonso
8th April 2018
Lidia Alonso

Laci's violin playing is as good as any famous violinists I have heard!! Very polite and patient. He always has shown a very professional attitude. He is such a talented violinst.