Daniel Varga Eastern European Quartet (HU/PL/HR)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Dániel Varga - saxophone
  • Piotr Lipowicz - guitar
  • Ivar Krizic - double bass
  • Piotr Budniak - drums

The young Hungarian saxophonist and composer, Daniel Varga does not abide musical genres. He made himself a name with his virtuoso playing in the colorful experimental indie rock band Moped Loewen but he also nurtures his own quartet, a loose formation playing contemporary jazz rooted both in free and modal music with an eye on lyricism. Having already performed at Opus twice, on this occasion he arrives with his Polish friends, guitarist Piotr Lipowicz and drummer Piotr Budniak, plus his regular Croatian double-bass player, Ivar Krizic. His relationship with the Polish musicians started in 2014 when they were playing tours and gigs around the country, presenting their own music and ideas in different groups and projects (Animal House Project, Piotr Budniak Essential Group, Lipowicz - Budniak MAD Unit). After a 2-year break they group up again as the Daniel Varga Eastern European Quartet to undust nostalgic memories and bring us the fire of fresh, modern ideas of jazz.

Dániel Varga studied in Austria under the hands of Julian Arguelles and Ed Partyka. In the past year he has been winning numerous awards in Hungary with his bands (Palace of the Arts Jazz Showcase - special prize, 2nd best band on a Hungarian Talentshow with Moped Loewen, Gábor Újfalusy award for most talented musician in 2018/2019) and also by his compositions for big band (3rd prize on the Hungarian Jazz Composing and Arranging Competition organized by the Hungarian Jazz Federation). Recently he has been invited in to the finals of the prestigious Michael Brecker International Saxophone Competition, which took place in August at the Red Sea Jazz Festial in Eilat, Israel. 


Tickets are available for 1500 HUF on the spot, online at,
and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Table reservations are automatically added during ticket purchase. We hold reservations until 8pm.

For more information, please call +36 1 216 7894


2019 September 10 Tuesday