György Szabados, a well-known character of the improvisative contemporary music scene across Europe, was born in Budapest on July 13, 1939. His father was a physician, his mother a singer and singing teacher.
His extraordinary talents manifested themselves at an early age. His musical occupations were filled with improvised piano-playing, a constant disposition for expressiveness, and for composing.
His musical studies were influenced by this unfolding ability as well; he completed the necessary studies by private education. In the meantime, fulfilling the wish of his father, he also took his degree as Doctor of Medicine.
The evolution of his career was seriously hindered by the extremely closed, ideologically restricted intellectual and artistic life in Hungary of the earlier period, when all different spiritual manifestations were forbidden, considered as dangerous and not allowed to exist. Like all over Europe, also in Hungary, it was the effect of jazz which exercised an important influence in the direction of the evolution of live musicality. So, also in case of Szabados, it was naturally the jazz-effect which finally set free his improvisative ability.