Aladar Pege, born in Budapest in 1939, was a composer, Merited Artist of the Hungarian Republic, who
also received Liszt and Kossuth Prizes, and was one of the most versatile persons of the musical life in Hungary. His name
and musical play was both well known to jazz-fans and to the public of classical music concerts. He graduated at the Liszt
Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest, on the faculty of doublebass. His teachers were Lajos Montág and Zoltán Tibay. Even during
that time, he gave concerts frequently, then he continued his studies with Reinhold Zepperez in West-Berlin from 1975 to 1978.
After coming home, he taught classical music at the Liszt Ferenc Musical College in Budapest, and later became his emeritus teacher.
In addition to his pedagogical efforts he gave concerts worldwide, where he equally played jazz and classical music. His concert
programme was often a mix of two - only seemingly contrary - repertoires. Here we must mention, that Aladár Pege's doublebass play
was among the best on the list of the annually compiled jazzworld rankings for a long time, due to his extraordinary improvisation
talent, instrument technical knowledge and musicality. The critics of the international musical reviews kept tallied him as the
"Paganini of doublebass". He passed away in 23.09.2006, he was 67 years old.
In remembrance of Aladár Pege, a palatial concert was held at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy ont he 3rd of