100 Gypsy Violins

100 Gypsy Violins

Original title: 100 Tagu Ciganyzenekar

Music style: folklore
The biggest gypsy orchestra in the world - the symphonic orchestra of Budapest 100 Gypsy Violins returns to Sofia.

The orchestra 100 Gypsy VIolins is not only the biggest gypsy music formation ever - it is also the biggest symphony orchestra ever been in Bulgaria. Adding the fact that the musicians reach amazing synchrony while playing classic compositions by memory without using full scores, the amazing experience for the audience is guaranteed. The orchestra is formed in 1985 at the funeral of the famous Hungarian violin player Sandor Jaroka. The multitude of Hungarian gyosy musicians who have presented there start playing after the ceremony to pay last farewell and they stun the people with their unique sound. In this spontaneous moment is born the Budapest symphonic orchestra 100 Gypsy Violins. Since then the orchestra gains success in many concert halls and festivals in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, ladies, Estonia, Finland, Frayantsiya, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.

Laszlo Berki, conductor of the National Hungarian ensemble leads the orchestra 100 Gypsy Violins until his tragic death in December 2007. With his extraordinary charisma he leaves bright mark on the growing of the orchestra and draws in the best Hungarian musicians in its lines. In the moment president and artistic director is Sandor Bufo Rigo, who also conducts the orchestra. The orchestra is composed by 60 violins, 9 violas, 10 double basses, 6 cellos, 9 clarinets. The repertoire of the orchestra includes Hungarian and international gypsy music by Vittorio Monti and Grigoras Dinicu and also classic compositions by Johannes Brahms, Georges Bizet, Aram Khachaturian, Pablo de Sarasate, Johannes Strauss.

Each appearance of of the orchestra has huge effect on the audience: shining in colorfull traditional costumes, the orchestra strikes with its earthly natural energy. The dynamic improvisations in rhythm, color and style could be felt immediatley – a real feeling for unison and rich harmony are deep in the blood of the musicians of the orchestra 100 Gypsy Violins. One stays with the feeling that there are 100 Paganinis playing before him. They transmit to the audience the energy of people that have chosen the music as universal language. Instinctive like a gypsy feast, traditional like Vienna concert, in black tuxedo or folklore clothes, the Budapest gypsy symphonic orchestra offers attraction both for the eyes and for the ears. Without any hesitation we can tell that this is the most exciting symphonic orchestra of our time.


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