Laci is equally comfortable performing classical music as he is playing all-round, jazz and his Hungarian folk idiom. As a 6th generation musician he continues his heritage in performing and entertaining in the non-classical world.
He is praised for his great virtuosity, strong harmonic and melodic improvisation skills and for his innovative arranging and orchestrating skills.
Laci started the art of rewriting and reharmonising melodies due to his father's influence. His first arrangements came out when still in high school, for the school's band-where harmony and music theory teachers recognized his gift and let him arrange and orchestrate for the band.
In the conservatory he was involved in many musical projects-where he constantly tried to add his touch and sound to the pieces they where playing, this is how he met pianist and arranger
Jelle Vaterschaeghe, who became his lifelong partner.
Their mutual collaboration started due mutual interest in jazz, folk, film scores, and of course, arranging and orchestrating. This resulted in creating their own orchestra with their own arrangements, orchestrations, feeling and taste, called Serenade.
Since the success of Serenade Laci arranged and orchestrated for numerous TV commercials, radio shows, singer song writers, classical orchestras, music school bands,etc.
World War One Centennial Remembering
Composed, Arranged and Orchestrated by Laci Olah
Arranged and Orchestrated by Laci Olah
Arranged and Orchestrated by Laci Olah & Jelle Vasterscheaghe
Laci offers services in a variety of musical applications, including Composition and Arranging for a variety of ensembles, as well as Sibelius Score-enhancement.
The amount of time required to enhance a Sibelius Score varies based on the length and complexity of the score, and usually involves a discussion and appraisal of the score before negotiating a term and price. This service is available dependent on the number of active projects currently in progress, and may require re-scheduling, depending on urgency.
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Laci is available for concerts as a soloist with orchestra, with piano, as a chambermusic member or solo violin.
Below you can find a complete list of his repertoire.
Violin and Piano
Bazzini A. : La Ronde des Lutins Op. 25
Brahms J. : Hungarian Dance N°.1, N°.4, N°.5 WOo.1
Corelli A. : La Folia from sonata op. 5 N° 12
Elgar E. : La Capricieuse op. 17
Salut d’amour op. 12
Kreisler F. : Liebesleid
The Old Refrain
Liszt F : Hungarian Rhapsody Nr.2 S.244/2
Piazzolla A. : Histoire du Tango
Ponce E. : Estrellita
Saint Saens C. : Danse Macabre op. 40
Tchaikovsky P.I. : Valse Sentimentale op. 51 N° 6
Vecsey F. : Valse Triste
Vitaly T. : Chaconne
Wieniawsky H. : Polonaise de Concert op. 4
Polonaise Brillante op. 21
Scherzo-Tarantelle op. 16
Légende op. 17
Variations on an original theme op.15
Bach J.S. : Violinsonate for Vln and Pno in b BWV.1014
Beethoven L.V. : Violinsonata N°3 in Es op.12
Violinsonata N°5 in F op.24
Brahms J. : Violinsonata N°3 in d op.108
Dvorak A. : Pianoquintet in A op.81
Franck C. : Pianoquintet in f M.7
Grieg E. : Violinsonata N°3 in c op.45
Mendellsohn F. : Pianotrio in d op.49
Schumann R. : Violinsonata in a op.105
Pianoquintet in Es op.44
Shostakovich D. : Pianoquintet in g op.57
Straus R. : Violinsonata in Es op.18
Tartini G. : Violinsonata in g ,,Devil’s Trill’’ B.G5
Violin and Orchestra
Bach J.S. : Violinconcerto in a BWV. 1041
Doubleconcerto in d BWV. 1043
Bruch M. : Violinconcerto in g op. 26
Konzertstuck in fis op. 84
Adagio appassionato op. 57
Chausson E. : Poème op. 25
Conus J. : Violinconcert in e op. 25
Dvorak A. : Romanze op. 40
Hubay J. : Hullamzo Balaton op. 33
Mendellsohn F. : Violinconcerto in e op. 64
Mozart W.A. : Violinconcerto N°3 in G K. 216
Violinconcerto N°4 in D K. 218
Violinconcerto N°5 in A K. 219
Saint Saens C. : Violinconcerto N°1 in A op. 20
Sarasate P. : Gypsi Airs op. 20
Sibelius J. : Violinconcerto in d op. 47
Sinding C. : Suite in a op. 10
Tchaikovsky P.I. : Violinconcerto in D op. 35
Serenade Melancolique op. 26
Valse Scherzo op. 34
Souvenier d’un lieu cher op. 42
Vieuxtemps H. : Violinconcerto N°5 in a op. 37
Vivaldi A. : Four seasons op. 269, op. 293, op. 315, op.297
Waxman F. : Carmen Fantasy
Wieniawsky H. : Violinconcerto N° 2 in d op. 22
Bach J.S. : Sonata g BWV. 1001
Partita d BWV. 1004
Partita E BWV. 1006
Paganini N. : Capriccio N°1, 5, 13, 16, 22, 24. Op.1
Locatelli P. : Capriccio ,,The Labirynth” op. 3
Ysaye E. : Violinsonate N° 4 op. 27
All-Round is an eclectic music style where the Hungarian musicians exhale (uitblinken). Because Hungary, expecially Budapest always was an international high cultural place, Hungarian entertainers learned how to please every kind of people from around the world.
Laci inherited this tradition and through the years he evolved his repertoire with 8 hours of light classical pieces, French Chansons, Austrian and Hungarian operettes, Russian folk songs, Italian Hits, American evergreens, film music, pop song, Musicals, ... by heart.
Laci has more than 15 years of experience in performing in hotels, bars, clubs, at incorporate events, high class venues, disco's, private events, holy services, ...
Since he can remember, jazz was always a part of Laci's everyday life. His father was a jazz and all round pianist and singer, who entertained audiences for more than 35 years in concert-halls, bars, jazz clubs, hotel's... around the world. He is responsible for Laci's high level versatile education, rooted from the classical music to jazz, folk, gypsy, all round, French chansons, ... From an early age he was introduced to the sound and style of jazz legends like Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Latin greats as Luiz Bonfa, Carlos Jobim, Astrid Gilberto and to the rich melodic and harmonic sound of composer Michel Legrand.
Due this, Laci developed his own personal playing, improvising, orchestrating and arranging style.
His fathers high demands in music education, developed Laci to an unique versatile violinist.
In his education his father introduced him to the jazz-harmony, from an early age he learned how to improvise in different styles.
Laci developed his improvisation skills through and is comfortable to improvise on any style required.
Being born in Hungary and having a grandfather who was an all round, gypsy violinist and bandleader both influenced Laci's playing and repertoire greatly with folk, Gypsy and Jewish tunes from Hungary, Russia, Romania...
Laci had the privilege to study an work with Lakatos Roby and his marvelous ensemble. He performed on numerous occasions with his cimbalom player, the genius Ernest Bango.
His fierce velocity and technique are one of his trademarks he's gladly exhibiting when performing.