About me

Gergő Mucsi was born in 1987 in Szeged, Hungary. In 2010 he graduated as a percussion artist and teacher at the University of Szeged.

Since 2015, he has been a percussion teacher at the Király-König Péter Music School in Szeged, and has been teaching percussion instruments since 2019 at the University of Szeged Béla Bartók Faculty of Arts.

He started his doctoral studies in 2016 at SZTE Doctoral School of Education.

He has been a scholarship holder of the Hungarian Academy of Arts since 2020.

During his studies, he won several national and international professional competitions, most notably the international competition of the Percussive Arts Society Italy, in which he won first place in the vibraphone category in 2007.

During his university years, he received twice a Hungarian Republic Scholarship, as well as a Szeged City Scholarship and a Faculty Scholarship. His activity was recognized by the most prestigious Hungarian university scholarship funds, József Sófi Foundation, as the first musician to receive a Special Prize.

In addition to the practical view of music, he also considers the theoretical and scientific approach to music to be extremely important. During his studies, he was an active member of scientific student activities, winning the 1st prize twice at the scientific competition of the Faculty of Music and then the second prize at the National Scientific Competition, in 2007. In 2012, he won 1st prize with his paper in the competition organized by the Szeged Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 2016, he won the City of Szeged’s art scholarship.

The presentation of percussion instruments and the wide dissemination of musical knowledge are also among his main professional goals. Several of his writings have been published online and in print on the subject of instrument history. He is the organizer and performer of many educational events. He has been organizing instrument demonstrations since 2010, which have attracted more than 1,500 children and adults over the years. He strives to make his lectures better and better through continuous self-education and learning to make them even more experiential.
 
In the spirit of genre diversity, in addition to contemporary and classical music, pop and jazz music also plays an important role in its work: he was a percussionist of the world music ensemble called MásKÉP band, supported by the Hungarian Cultural Fund’s Tamás Cseh Program, and participated in one of the most legendary Hungarian pop musician Tibor Bornai’s (KFT Band) production too. He also regularly hosts improvisational avant-garde events and jazz concerts with his artist friends.
 

He regularly write compositions and transcripts, arrangements for percussion; a significant part of his work is for children with pedagogical purposes.