PODCAST: Laszlo Gardony '87
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Piano Department professor Laszlo Gardony has just released his ninth album, Signature Time, a blend of originals and ambitious reinventions of classic tunes.
Hungarian-born Gardony '87 graduated from the Bartok Conservatory and the Science University of Budapest before working as a sought-after sideman in Europe. After releasing his own recordings overseas, he matriculated to Berklee on a full scholarship and subsequently joined the faculty.
Of Signature Time, Gardony says, "Today's music owes a lot to the birthplace of culture and music—Africa. This album is an acknowledgment of how many genres draw upon the heritage of African music, which has enriched my own cultural experience."