Félix Lajkó and his band

Buy tickets 29. August 2013. 19:00
Dohany Street Synagogue

Tickets: 11 900 HUF; 6 900 HUF

Guest: Roby Lakatos, violinist

The two virtuoso violinists, Félix Lajkó and Roby Lakatos gave a very successful concert together in Budapest in January 2013. They both have been called “violinists of the devil” before as their unique technique, virtuosity, style of play and improvisations have brought them fame all around the world. Their music is a solid proof of the permeability of styles and their improvisations are in many respects master classes in their astounding understanding of the violin.

At the Jewish Summer Festival the audience will have the opportunity to listen to unique versions of Hungarian, Gypsy and Jewish folk songs. A unique, one-time jam session, an abundance of improvisations inspired by the building and the atmosphere of the Synagogue.


Félix Lajkó has been charming audiences in European, American, Japanese, Indian and Chinese cities. He is a returning guest of the stage of the Théâtre de la Ville, he and his band performed at the Wuppertal Festival of Pina Bausch, he played in the garden of the Palais des Papes within the framework of the Avignon Festival and at several other locations.

Roby Lakatos appeared on the stage as a six year old child using the violin of the famous artist at the Pista Dankó memorial concert and was critically acclaimed. At the age of 18 Roby Lakatos already played in Brussels. The restaurant in Brussels, where Yehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grapelli first heard him play could almost be considered his own club. Menuhin started to support the young violinist and helped him as a friend and as his mentor with his professional career. Roby Lakatos has played together with artists like Vadim Repin, Randy Brecker, Giora Feidman, Herbie Hancock and Maxim Vengerov.

Roby Lakatos