ROBY Lakatos, the modern János Bihari

ROBY Lakatos is an internationally acclaimed Hungarian violin virtuoso who is a direct descendant of the legendary composer and verbunk master János Bihari, one of the virtuosos of Hungarian Romanticism. ROBY Lakatos' violin playing, thanks to his epoch-making talent and the professional support of Yehudi Menuhin, has been heard in concerts from Carnegie Hall to the Vatican to London's Albert Hall. Countries around the world have honoured his musical greatness with prestigious awards and other accolades. Among other honours, ROBY Lakatos was made honorary citizen of Mexico, and in 2021 he received the Spanish Ministry of Culture's prestigious Music Prize in Madrid, which is awarded to the work of musical talents such as Alfred Brendel, Shlomo Mintz, Michael Nyman and Krzysztof Penderecki.

"Rhythm is the most important thing for me; it is the soul of music, it is the rhythm changes that make our music unique. No two concerts are ever the same. We have a frame for our music, we don't go outside of it because then it would tend to chaos, but within the frame we move freely. Every time something interesting comes out."

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