Jazz Meets Classic, in collaboration with the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation
Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Support: Addison Frei
Having attracted Yehudi Menuhin’s attention in a café in Brussels in the ‘90s Roby Lakatos is lauded as “the fastest-fingered fiddler in the world” (The Daily Telegraph). A direct descendent of János Bihari (1764-1827), the most celebrated Gypsy band leader of the early 19th century who directly inspired the Gypsy music of Liszt and later Brahms in his Hungarian Dances, Lakatos is equally impressive performing classical music as he is playing jazz and in his own Hungarian folk idiom.
Prior to the Roby Lakatos Ensemble’s performance we welcome Addison Frei, the winner of the Montreux Jazz Piano Competition 2017, to perform a short programme including an homage to the iconic collaboration between Menuhin and Grappelli.