Roby Lakatos Greets Vilnius. ROBY LAKATOS (violin, Hungary) and his group
Thursday 19 June, 7 pm.
Thursday 19 June, 7 pm,
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Roby Lakatos Greets Vilnius
ROBY LAKATOS (violin, Hungary) and his group:
JENÖ LISZTES (cymbals), LÁSZLÓ BÓNI (violin), LÁSZLÓ BALOGH (guitar), LÁSZLÓ LISZTES (double bass), KÁLMÁN CSÉKI (piano)
Programme – Jamboree of popular melodies
Roby Lakatos is not only a scorching virtuoso (known as ‘violinist with the most agile fingers’), but also a musician of extraordinary stylistic versatility. Equally comfortable performing classical music as he is playing jazz and his own Hungarian folk idiom, Lakatos is the rare musician who defies definition. He is referred to as a gypsy violinist or ‘devil’s fiddler’, a classical virtuoso, a jazz improviser, a composer and arranger, and he is actually all of these things at once. He is the kind of universal musician so rarely encountered in our time.
Lakatos and his group have appeared in major concert halls and festivals in Europe, America, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, etc. The musicians always present striking stylistic blend, combining classical music with vibrant Hungarian and Romani magic. Such a blend does not epitomize disrespect to academic culture heritage, but rather reflects deeply rooted tradition of Romani music culture, which can offer listeners the greatest pleasure.