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 orchestral violinist and jazz-gipsy violinist through London. He has recently recorded a studio album with well known cabaret artist Dusty Limits.
Since 2016 he joined the versatile string quartet ClassyCool, with whom he is actively performing on high class and corporate events, on music festivals all around Europe.
Recital with Matthieu Idmtal for A Queeste of Energy Laci Olah in Concert OLV Church, Olen.
Recital with Laszlo Body for A Queeste of Energy Around the World with music St. Martinus Church, Olen.
Recital with Jelle Vastershaeghe for A Queeste of Energy Laci and Jelle in Concert Mariakerke Church.
(Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre, Wieniawsky, Scherzo Tarrantelle, ...)
Concert as soloist and concertmaster with Timur und Seine Mannschaft. Ghent (Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen)
Recital with Jelle Vastershaeghe for the Koning Boudewijn Foundation, in presence of the Prince and
Princess of Belgium. Handelsbeurs, Ghent.
Concert series with Mikhail Bezverkhny, Lilia Umnova and Diane Aidenbaum accompanied by the string
orchestra Timur und Seine Mannschaft. Germany, France, Belgium (Vivaldi, Triple Violin Concerto)
Concert as a soloist with Muntenia Philharmonica conducted by Misa Katz. Targoviste, Romania.
(Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto)
Concert as soloist with Timur Sergeyenia (piano). Ostend (Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto)
Concert as soloist with Conservatorium Orchestra conducted by Michel Tilkin.Ghent (Waxman, Carmen Fantasy)
Concert as soloist with Timur Sergeyenia (piano).Alte Kirche, Krefeld (Beethoven, Violin Sonata n.4, Waxman, Carmen Fantasy, Sibelius Violin Concerto)
Concerts with Diane Aidenbaum (violin) Grand Auditorium, Nice en Théâtre du Golfe, La Ciotat.
Concert for the 12th Festival Musique en Vacances.La Ciotat
Recital series with Laszlo Olah Sr. (piano) at de Bozar, de Singel, Rode Pomp.
Soloist with Collegium Vocale conducted by Patrick Peire. La Monnaie, Brussels (Wieniawski, Violin Concerto)
Solo recital in de Singel. Antwerp, Belgium.(Bach Sonata, Paganini Capriccio, Ysaye Sonata)
Soloist with Kempisch Jeugdorkest conducted by Silveer Van den Broeck (M. Bruch, Violin Concerto)
(from 2014) Concertmaster with the Belgian Session Orchestra
Concert as concertmaster with Les Fauristes conducted by Blandine De Raulin (Bach, Magnificat), London, UK
Concert series with the opera production Die Fledermaus, Strauss II, conducted by Stijn Saveniers in
(from 2007) Concertmaster and soloist with the string orchestra Timur und Seine Mannschaft
Concert with Brabelio Orchestra conducted by Wim Brabants (Opera highlights Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti…
Performed in the Opera of Ghent conducted by Geert Soenen (Verdi, Attila)
Performed with Jubeleum Mozarteum conducted by Daniel Burdet (Franck, Sept paroles du Christ en Croix, F.Schubert, Stabath Mater) Brussels
Performed with the Flemish Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Bart Van Casteren in Antwerp (Beethoven, 5th Symphony, Tchaikovsky, 4th Symphonie)
Performed as concertmaster with the Ghent Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Dirk Brossé
(Brossé, Circle of Nature)
Performed as concertmaster at the Conservatory Festival Ghent, Tilburg, Maastricht conducted by Dirk Brossé (Prokofiev, 5th Symphony etc.)
Performed as concertmaster in opera project Vleermuis (after J. Strauss II) conducted by Gidon Saks.
Performed as concertmaster at the Conservatory Festival Ghent, Tilburg, Maastricht conducted by
Roberto Benzi (Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra etc.)
Conservatory Festival Ghent, Tilburg, Maastrich conducted by Martin Brabbins (Mahler, 4th Symphony
Concert series with the opera production Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II, conducted by Koen Kessels,
Alden- Bilzen. Belgium
Concert series with Hooverphonic as concertmaster conducted by Cédric Murrath
Promo series with Hooverphonic in local Belgian radio en television (QMusic, Radio 2, VRT, RTBF,…)
Tour with over 40 concerts with Hooverphonic as concertmaster in Belgium.
Concert series with singer/songwriter Jan Swerts
Music written and performed with Jelle Vasterschaeghe for the musical production Bosaardbeitjes by Eddy Vereycken. With Anne van Opstal en Liss Walravens, Theater aan de Stroom, Antwerpen.
Performed as concertmaster, soloist and violinist on stage in musical production Fiddler on the Roof
conducted by Dirk De Caluwé. Concerts at Capitol (Ghent) and Stadsschouwburg
Concert series for Night of the Proms with Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot
Performed as concertmaster and soloist in musical production Oliver! conducted by Steven Prengels. Concerts at Capitol and Stadsschouwburg
Concert series as concertmaster for country production Derrol’s Dream
(from 2015) Teaching at World Heart Beat Music Academy, Violin, jazz, klezmer and gipsy violin.
Concertseries with ClassyCool Stringquartet, Musicfestivals in Neuchatel, Guernsey, London, Parma,...
(from 2008) Teaching violin, piano, music harmony, music history, arrangement and improvisation at Ars Musica. Styles: Classical, Jazz, Folk
Serenade presents: Les Soireés Intimes at Hot Club Reserva
A la Carte Jazz at Hot Club Reserva
Knighted in the Order of St.Stanislas, Warsaw, Poland
Serenade presents: Laci & Jelle in Concert (Classical Repertoire)
Laci & Jelle, the other side (Jazz & All-round)
In concert with special guest Nadin Heyndrickx (Operette)
Establishment of Serenade with Jelle Vasterschaeghe (own arrangements, orchestrations, management) www.serenade-productions.com
Concert with Serenade Cinema Serenade , film music accompanied by strings. Conservatorium Hall, Ghent
1st prize with 98% at the Axion Classics Music Competition
Michael Csanyi-Wills-Songs with Orchestra.Toccata Classics
Dusty Limits-Grin. Micheal Roulston Music
Tv Commercial, written and recorded for centennial remembrence of WW I.
Single recording for Robby Longo (Finalist Voice of Flanders) Studio C
Cd recording with Mark Masri with the Belgian Session Orchestra. Green Hill
Recording for the soundtrack of Milo. Studio C
Single Een kleine Vlinder (Helena De Maertelare) produced, arranged and orchestrated with
Jelle Vasterschaeghe SoundReplay
CD recording with Hooverphonic, Hooverphonic with Orchestra. Sony Belgium
Live DVD recording with Hooverphonic, Hooverphonic with Orchestra. Sony Belgium
CD recording with Iris van Straten, Hoboken.Pias Belgium
TV commercial co-written, co-produced and recorded for Telenet Prime. TRS Brussel
CD and DVD recording for the operetta Gipsy Love Story. Euro1080
Recording for the soundtrack of the movie K3 en het Magische Medaillon. Studio 100
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