Perico Sambeat - saxophone
Yuri Storione - piano and compositions
Marton Juhasz - drums
Stephan Kurmann - double bass
The music of the Yuri Storione Cuarteto is the result of the individual virtues and versatility of its musicians. The repertoire is composed by Storione specifically for this formation. The project was born at the time that Yuri and Perico met for the first time a few years ago in Valencia and was gradually growing.
“Perico has always been a great influence and probably my greatest inspiration in music” Yuri Storone.
In the training, award-winning and internationally recognized musicians such as Marton Juhasz and Stephan Kurmann bring their splendor and great musicality to the group.
Yuri Storione is a 26-year-old jazz piano performer and classical training composer. He plays the piano since he was 4 years old. Winner of the prestigious “Langnau jazz piano Competition 2018” in Switzerland and one of the 3 finalists of the prestigious “Montreux Jazz solo piano competition 2015” in Switzerland and graduate student of Berklee College of Music Valencia – Master in Contemporary Performance.
He currently lives in Basel (Switzerland) where he teaches and acts with several projects. He has graduated finishing a third Master with sum cum laude in “Basel Musikhochschule – Jazz Campus” studying with William Evans.
Perico Sambeat, alto saxophone
Considered as one of the main Spanish jazz musicians. He has gained enormous prestige for his extraordinary professional career, both inside and outside Spain. With more than twenty albums as leader and more than a hundred as a companion, his works stand out with great figures such as Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tete Montoliu, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny and much more.
Marton Juhasz, drums
He started in 2005, when he won the first national solo drum prize in Hungary. In 2006, he studied at Tech Music Schools, London, where he received the award for best student in general. In 2007 he was accepted to Berklee College of Music, Boston and graduated summa cum laude in 2011. In 2010 he received the annual award from the Hungarian Percussion Culture Foundation. In 2014 and 2015, Marton was voted the “Drummer of the Year” in the JazzMa online reader survey.
He started at age 12 to play the electronic bass. During his professional career, which began in 1978, he accompanied many jazz legends, such as Chet Baker, Wild Bill Davison, Mal Waldron, Harald Mabern, Lee Konitz, Kirk Lightsey, Steve Grossman and others. He had appearances with international groups throughout Europe and Asia, Australia, the United States, Cuba, Brazil and South Africa. In 1987 he was awarded the “Swiss Jazz School” diploma. At the same time, he was also a member of the symphony orchestra “basel sinfonietta” and founded “Stephan Kurmann Strings” In 1994 he founded the jazz club Bird’s Eye.