From haunting moments of silence to sudden onslaughts of raging rhythmic roar, the combined energy and technique of Thunder Duo translates into waves of funky grooves, wild solos, and odd times that elevate listeners into a space where drums and percussion rule the world. Yes, this is Thunder Duo – master percussionist Kornel Horvath and rising-star drummer Gabor Dornyei – whose tours of Europe and the UK are sold out events eliciting critical acclaim from the highest levels. Also, their DVD, Thunder Duo Live With Dom Famularo (Hudson Music) is a best seller. Thunder Duo’s showcase performances and masterclasses at top USA/UK and European universities and their appearance at the massive NAMM Show in California, plus broadcasts to the world via Drum Channel from LA and DRUMEO in Vancouver, Canada have not only boosted their popularity, but have reinforced their position as the world’s leading drums and percussion duo.
Thunder Duo is a unique experience that combines diverse worlds of influence and directions of rhythmic pursuit, with Kornel and Gabor reinventing traditional styles from around the world as they seek out exciting new rhythms and grooves. At times the Duo stretches dangerously into the unknown. Then, with a stroke of brilliance, everything pulls together and the search is on for yet another head-spinning clave or funkily displaced groove.
This sensational duo is all about music with meaning. Yes, it rages, it roars, and it pulses as it pulls you into a very different world, but Thunder Duo matters most because Kornel and Gabor are devoted to excellence as well as excitement. They know the music and its meaning. Exciting. Daring. Human.
But best of all, sensational playing that moves and grooves in musical ways is what you'll see, hear and feel with Thunder Duo.
About Kornel Horvath
Hungarian artist Kornel Horvath has been voted the “Best Percussionist in the world in 2016” by the readers of UK #1 expert magazine Rhythm. After having studied flute, Kornel Horvath switched to percussion and developed a unique playing style, inspired by the rhythmic traditions of Eastern Europe, but combined with jazz-Indian, Arab, African, and Latin influences. Kornel Horvath has contributed to over 200 albums and was invited to the international convention of the Percussive Arts Society in America to demonstrate his individual and unique performance technique. Horvath performs along leading names in the jazz, rock, and pop scenes, such as Brazilian guitarist Alegre Correa, or Tommy Campbell, Al Di Meola and Stanley Jordan.
About Gábor Dörnyei
London UK drummer Gabor Dornyei is one of the most in demand and successful Solo Artists, Session Drummers and Drum Clinicians/Educators of his generations who emerged out of UK/Europe in recent years.
His diverse talent led him to perform at major drum festivals around the globe alongside the likes of Billy Cobham, Gavin Harrison and Steve Smith. Gabor’s features in Modern Drummer Magazine and DrumChannel brought him global reputation and success and his solo film from Vancouver has been listed between DRUMEO’s Top 10, alongside Peter Erskine, Bernard Purdie and John Blackwell JR. Gabor’s achieved a Master’s Level 7 Music Education Degree from the University of East London and presented sold out masterclasses at the Los Angeles Music Academy,(LAMA) University of Southern California(USC) and countless UK/EU universities. He’s currently Head of Drums at DIME-ONLINE (USA/UK), faculty at ICMP London and owner at Gabbey Road Studio, London.
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