Viktor Haraszti

Viktor Haraszti

Instrument: Saxophone | Location: Amsterdam

Not just unique, not just immersive, Haraszti’s ongoing musical exploration [is] fascinating to witness.
—Debbie Burke, Jazz Author

Updated: November 30, 2021

Born: April 30, 1972

Saxophonist and composer Viktor Haraszti (1972) was born in Hungary and lives in the Netherlands. He is also a multi- instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer. At the age of seven Viktor started playing the piano and at the age of eleven he chose the clarinet. In 1990 he obtained his diploma for clarinet at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. Jazz influenced his musical life in the late 1980s, after he attended a Fats Domino concert in Budapest. In these turbulent 80s of the last century, Viktor also became passionate about Rock & Roll. This inspired him to focus on saxophone. Through Rhythm & Blues and playing with various local bands, he also became more and more interested in jazz, especially when he came into contact with the music of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and John Coltrane, among others, which he discovered while working in the music library. A leap forward in time: in 2005 Viktor graduated cum laude for saxophone at the Utrecht Conservatory in The Nederlands. His travels and work with musicians from Africa, Portugal and Brazil led him to rediscover his Hungarian musical roots. As a result, he has developed musically into a musician and composer with a multicultural creative interest and focus.

In the latest years, Viktor created ViOmusic, his creative platform, and record label. In 2018, as a musician bandleader of ViO, he released four singles (EP) that were internationally well-recognized as an innovative project

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''Not just unique, not just immersive, Haraszti’s ongoing musical exploration will be fascinating to witness... '' Debbie Burke Jazz Author

”The electro-acoustic character of the album looks very organic...Complicated and interesting - just like in life! '' by Leonid Auskern (Jazz Square, Russia)

Party at One World Plaza ” is a memorable, well-executed, and engineered album.... my hat’s off to the engineer, Viktor Haraszti, for a flawless mixing and mastering job.'' (Jazz Syndicate Services & Aja & Claire Simone's Ketch A Vibe Show.)
Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


With over more than 16 years’ experience in teaching all of the saxophones and the clarinet, Viktor is a capable and relaxed teacher. He has plenty of experience teaching in the following areas: Jazz, Pop, and all-around saxophone Classical and Jazz, clarinet play'n on the EWI ( electric wind instrument) World music Music theory Conservatoire audition preparation All ages and ability levels Workshops/masterclasses Lessons in person or online Viktor is available as a tutor for one-off or regular lessons either: at his home in Utrecht, The Netherlands online via Zoom, FaceTime, Skype at your home ( depends on the current circumstances ) Fees 10-minute consultation over the phone, Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime: Free 30 minutes (usually for younger students): €30 or 4 lessons for €100 45 minutes (good for adult beginners or intermediate students): €40 or 4 lessons for €145 60 minutes: €45 or 4 lessons for €165

Pharoah Sanders
saxophone, tenor
Wayne Shorter
Michael Brecker
saxophone, tenor
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Jan Garbarek
saxophone, tenor
Pat Metheny


Chapter Five

From: Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz...
By Viktor Haraszti