A Festival of Hungarian Folk Music
The music that inspired Bartók
Authentic village music from Hungary and Transylvania
ÖKRÖS FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE
” … Hungarian string players who have remembered the ethnic research of Bartók and Kodály in their revivals of peasant tunes… rough, joyous energy… Mr. Balogh played some impressive cimbalom solos, scampering through melodic variations or showering the music with arpeggios, the set was a showcase for the violinists, who drew sighs from the slower melodies and accelerated into breakneck turns and trills and curlicues…remarkable virtuosity.”
The New York Times
The ÖKRÖS ENSEMBLE, the leading folk revival band in Hungary, is a special treat for music lovers. They have the marvelous ability to present the soul of their music, performing on authentic instruments. Csaba Ökrös, the leader of the Ensemble, is one of the most respected revival violinists in Hungary. He teams up with other excellent musicians to present authentic and unique Hungarian folk music, elevating it to a high level of artistry. Members include Miklós Molnár, László Major, László Kelemen and Robert Doór who are considered the best folk musicians in Hungary with impressive global recording and performance background. Members of the Ensemble are ROUNDER RECORDS recording artists.