I was born in Budapest in 1968. I grew up in a family where music filled our everyday life, just like it is obvious in most of musicians life. My mother is a conductor and assistant professor at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, and a teacher at the Theatrical and Film Academy in Budapest, Hungary. My father handcrafts and repairs musical instruments. Despite this musical milieu in my family I was initially interested in fine arts, and I started to play music fairly late, when I was 16. I’ve studied classical music first at the conservatoire and I have learned to play on a drumset by myself. Back in those days rock and jazz were forbidden genres in the instruction of classical music and my teachers considered me kind of a black sheep for that
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