Gabor Bunford, clarinetist, saxophonist and music educator.
He began his classical studies for clarinet in Sarajevo and continued at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of prof. Mihajlo Kelbli, and finished his studies in the class of prof. Nikola Srdić. He graduated in saxophone in the class of prof. Stojan Dimov.
Since the mid-90s, he has been professionally engaged in music, playing as a concert and studio musician in jazz and pop ensembles and with well-known pop stars, with whom he recorded over 3,000 performances at foreign and domestic concerts. He is also a soloist of the Novi Sad’s “Big Band” and the “Super” sax quartet. For ten years he was the artistic director of the International Jazz Festival “Jazzik” in Subotica. He is the founder of the “Saxophone Summer School” in Subotica and is often a member of the jury at domestic and international competitions.
In the period from 2006 to 2012, he worked at the Music School in Subotica as a saxophone teacher, and is currently employed as an assistant at the saxophone department at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.
He is the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Ferenc Bodrogvári award for 2010.