Matyas Hofecker

Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Upright Bass, Upright Bass

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Matyas Hofecker is recognized as one of the leading musicians among the younger generation of jazz bassists in Europe. The London-based bassist acknowledges to be mainly influenced by Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, George Duvivier and Peter Washington. Hofecker has toured with the legendary Harold Mabern Trio, recorded an album with Sheila Jordan, and shared the stage with renowned jazz artists like Joe Farnsworth, Jesse Davis, Pete Van Nostrand, Jim Rotondi or Grant Stewart with a passion for straight-ahead jazz. He performs regularly around Europe, including Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland or Portugal. Currently, he is a member of the Stacey Kent Band, the Five-Way Split (Quentin Collins, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Rob Barron, Matt Home), and the Soul Time! (Steve Fishwick/Leon Greening Quartet). He can often be heard at UK’s premier jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 606 Jazz Club and the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, along with the best jazz clubs and festivals around the world, to name a few: North Sea Jazz Festival, Marseilles Jazz Festival,  Morocco Tanjazz Festival Tangier, Half Note Athens, Jamboree Barcelona, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Unterfahrt Munich, Hot Club Lisbon, Jazzdock Prague, Jazzland Vienna, Montagnola Music Festival Bologna.

Tutoring Experience:
Since 2010, I teach privately and give individual lessons from beginners to advanced level, with students of all ages (from 6 to 80). During my academic studies, I studied pedagogy and led group and individual lessons. I also taught on workshops as part of my course and in 2018, I was one of the teachers of the Carinthian Jazz Workshop and International Saxophone Competition where I taught jazz history, music theory, ear training and ensemble.

Currently I'm the double bass teacher at the World Heart Beat Music Academy, Wandsworth Music Academy in London and Hinchley Wood School.

Mentoring Success: I played a pivotal role in guiding two of my students to secure full scholarships for the Royal Academy of Music London, demonstrating my exceptional teaching and mentorship skills.

International Jazz Contest Victory: In 2015, I achieved a significant milestone in my music career by winning the 1st prize at the International Jazz Contest Zilina, showcasing my exceptional talent and dedication to jazz music.


For me, the most important is to help my students reach their goals, supporting them in any kind of situation. I’m happy to start with a beginner on their musical journey, prepare an advanced player for a music university audition or entrance exam, or a casual player who just wants to learn music and have fun. I always try to personalize my lessons and focus on the aims of my students. My main field is Jazz however I'm able to teach other genres like pop, latin, classical and funk. In my teaching method the music theory, scales, rhythm, harmony, improvisation, a defined technique on the instrument and several practising methods are all very important in order to improve. I’m able to teach Double Bass, Bass Guitar and Music Theory.

Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (Austria)

Master’s degree in Jazz Bass

Courses followed: Double Bass, Music Theory, Small Ensemble, Big Band, Piano, Improvisation Techniques, Arrangement, History of Jazz.

Professors: Roman Schwaller, Uli Langthaler, Mario Gonzi, Oliver Kent

Workshops: Gregory Hutchinson, Jeremy Pelt, Joe Farnsworth


Generations International Jazz Festival and Masterclass Workshop Frauenfeld (Switzerland)

Choosen participant

Professors: Lewis Nash, Seamus Blake, Don Friedman, Adrian Mears


University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria)

Bachelor studies

Courses followed: Double Bass, Classical Bass Techniques, Music Theory, Small Ensemble, Big Band, Piano, Improvisation Techniques, Arrangement lesson, History of Jazz, Ear Training.

Professors: Wayne Darling, Stjepko Gut, Renato Chicco, Jim Rotondi,


Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary)

Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Bass

Courses followed: Double Bass, Classical Bass Techniques, Small Ensemble, Big Band, Music Theory, Classical music theory, History of classical music, History of Jazz, Ear Training, Pedagogy.

Professors: Tibor Csuhaj-Barna, Gergely Járdányi, Zsolt Fejérvári,


Franz Liszt Music School (Pécs, Hungary)

Trumpet and General Music Education

Courses followed: Classical and Jazz Trumpet, Brass Band, Music Theory, Choir, Small Ensemble

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