Sandor Rigo

Saxophone (Classical Music)


Born 1965 in Budapest, Rigo finished the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Györ as a clarinettist (concert and pedagogy). Afterwards he studied classical saxophone at the University of Music in Vienna with Oto Vrhovnik (graduated in 2001 with the title Mag. Art with distinction) and IGP (Instrumental and Music Pedagogy, graduated in 2009 with the degree Bachelor of Arts).

He took part in master classes of Jean-Marie Londeix, Arno Bornkamp, Markus Weiss, Eugene Rousseau and Jean-Yves Furmeau part. Rigo also studied jazz at the University of Music in Vienna with Martin Fuss and at workshops of Eric Marienthal and Bob Mintzer.


Work Experience

Since 1988 he has been teaching and has had arrangements for the saxophone published (Schott Musik Publishing House, Germany-Switzerland and Edition Music-Soft Budapest). Rigo takes part as a juror, lecturer and lecturing artists at international competitions and master classes.



His concert activities as a soloist and chamber musician have led him to him to Germany and abroad, including New York, Toronto, Paris, Rome, Milan, and cities in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and many more. Besides he worked for numerous radio and television recordings and CD productions.

He appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra Györ (Hungary) and works regularly with Christina Leeb-Grill (classical project) and with his own formation, "Sandor Rigo Quartet"(own compositions/jazz). His discography includes classical, contemporary, jazz and World Music.