Everlasting art director
He was born on the 22nd of May, 1941 in Budapest, as a member of a musician family. His father was the conductor of the Bura Brothers orchestra in Oradea, for over 20 years. He started learning the violin at the age of seven from his father, later he studied at the Music School of Fazekas Grammar School. Back then, his father was conductor of the Rajkó Orchestra of KISZ Central Artist’ Orchestra.
He soon joined the band as well. He interrupted his high school education to become a member of the orchestra. From 1957 he became the principal violinist of the band. From 1960, he was a member of Hungarian Folk Ensemble, and from 1968 he became the principal violinist as well, until his death in 1997. He has been a founding member and artistic director since 1985, later vice president of the world famous 100-member Budapest Gypsy Orchestra. He travelled around the Globe from Australia to Japan, from China to the USA.
He created hundreds of adaptations of hungarian folk és gipsy songs, for example Ravel the Gipsy. He has worked on 40 disks and 2 stand-alone disks, and has made nearly 200 radio and television recordings. The japanese JVC has made 2 CDs with him in 1992. His honors: Youth Award in 1986, Order of Stars of the Hungarian Republic in 1991, Posthumus Liszt Ferenc Prize after his death in 1998.