Gyula Lajhó

Gyula grew up in a musical family with both parents as musicians.  

He started his musical education in Miskolc where he began to study percussion with his father and learned to play piano, cello and guitar. In 2007, he successfully passed the entrance exam at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music in Budapest where he studied with Aurél Holló until 2002. In 2010 he also won the 1st prize in the Hungarian National Trumpet and Percussion Competition. In 2012 he was admitted to the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and he just recently finished his Master Studies last semester. Currently Gyula is completing a one year teaching programme at the same school. His percussion teachers were Zoltán Rácz and Szabolcs Joó.

Gyula has worked with several orchestras and conductors, including Zoltán Kocsis, Zoltán Rácz, Gergely Vajda, András Keller, Balázs Horváth, Michail Jurowski, Xian Zhang, Gianandrea Noseda, Peter Stark, Domonkos Héja, Vasily Petrenko, Lawrence Foster, Gergely Dubóczky, with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Budapest Orchestra ,UMZE Chamber Ensemble, Amadinda Percussion Group, Ju Percussion Group and Danubia Orchestra.

He joined the European Union Youth Orchestra in 2015 and since then he has been on three summer tours with the Orchestra.

Besides the wonderful concerts with the EUYO, Gyula feels that one of the highlights of his career was playing Béla Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Zoltán Kocsis, Zoltán Rácz and József Balog in 2014 at the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy. He also performed with György Kurtág; Double Concerto with András Keller, Louise Hopkins, Tamara Stefanovich and the Concerto Budapest Orchestra in February 2016 at the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy.