The Foundry616

Esszencia (Hungary)

The Hungarian band Esszencia’s (Essence) music is an exceptional creation. Individually, and among their respective groups, its members are well accomplished in traditional, jazz and classical styles.

Unlike the many traditional folk music bands from Hungary, Esszencia carefully fuses classical and jazz art forms with folk music. This combination gives the audience a unique musical journey of middle Europe through musical time.

Apart from the haunting, soulful, and crazy fast tunes of traditional Carpathian music, Bach and Bartok pieces are comfortably woven within this show. Their music is both thought provoking, and exhilarating, based on a traditional band of violin, viola, cimbalom and double bass, punctuated by song, saxophone, and dance.

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LIST OF PERFORMERS

MUSICIANS:
Róbert Lakatos – viola, violin
(former member of the Luxemburg European Soloist Band and the Slovakian Philharmonic; musical director of Thália Theater in Kosice; Fonogram Award; Harmonia Award)
János Csík – violin, vocal
(founding member of Csík Band; Kossuth Award; Príma Primissima Award, Gold Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic; Young Master of Popular Art)

Szilvia Bognár – vocal
(founding member of etNoé Band; Zoltán Kodály Memorial Award; Young Master of Popular Art; Regional Príma Award of Central Hungary)

Gergő Kováts – saxophone
(member of Irie Maffia, Budapest Improvisers Orchestra; Junior Príma Award; winner of national jazz competition in Balatonfüred)

Dániel Szabó – cimbalom
(music leader of Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, member of Bazseva Band, Young Master of Popular Art)

Tamás Kunos – viola
(founding member of Csík Band; Kossuth Award; Príma Primissima Award, Young Master of Popular Art)

András Bognár – contrabass
(member of the world famous Dresch String Quartet; Junior Príma Award)

DANCERS:
Zoltán Gémesi
(artistic director of the Szőttes Dance Ensemble in Bratislava; soloist dancer of the former Budapest Dance Ensemble)

Mária Horváth
(soloist dancer of the Szőttes Dance Ensemble in Bratislava)

Event starts
Friday 15 February, 2019
Event Ends
Friday 15 February, 2019
Venue
Foundry616
Venue Address
616 Harris Street Ultimo
Location

Sydney,

Website
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Category
Performances & Gigs