Attila Gyárfás was born in 1990 in Budapest, Hungary. Coming from a musical family, his father, István Gyárfás, is a jazz guitar
player, and his grandfather, the pianist Iván Zágon, was an important figure and pioneer of Hungarian jazz in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Following violin studies, Attila started playing the drums at the age of 14 under the guidance of György Martonosi and later
on with György Jeszenszky and Imre Kőszegi. In 2009 he moved to the Netherlands to study at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Eric Ineke, one of the most sought-after drummers of the European jazz scene. After finishing his bachelor studies with Cum Laude honours, he recently earned his master’s degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
He has had the opportunity to perform with numerous internationally recognized artists including Dick Oatts,
Tim Ries, Tony Lakatos, John Ruocco, Jasper Blom, Benjamin Herman, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Frans Elsen, Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos and Philip Harper. In 2014 he won ‘The Records’ of the Keep an Eye Foundation with the Alessandro Fongaro Quintet and the Dordtse Jazz Prijs as a member of the Alex Koo Quintet.
He leads the Attila Gyárfás Trio, and along with many occasional projects, is a member of the Alessandro Fongaro
Quintet, the Alex Koo Quintet, the Áron Tálas Trio and the Filippo Vignato Trio.
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