The critics universally agree that VOŁOSI have managed to achieve a unique and original musical style escaping categorization. By exceeding the limits of string instruments, they create music that can be described as thoroughly modern and attractive for contemporary listener – growing out of the Carpathian roots, but also bearing marks of jazz improvisation charged with rock energy and full swing of emotional content. That is why it perfectly fits with the extraordinary music of the Hungarian icon Félix Lajkó.
With his quartet Felix plays both the violin and the zither, changing the instruments. The formation gave a memorable concert at WOMEX 2012 in Thessaloniki. They play every year at Palace of Arts in Budapest, where they invite special guests such as Roby Lakatos gipsy violin virtuoso in 2013. They are invited by a noumerous festivals in Hungary and Serbia and abroad as well.
The legendary album of the duo is ‘A bokorból’ (From the bush), which was recorded in Summer 2008 among the trees of Palics (hometown of Felix) in the forest.
Improvisative, magnetic play that gives your soul wings. Transmission of feelings, pictures, moods by music. A virtuoso journey for him – and for us.
Felix the horse whisperer. The extraordinary concert and horse show of the famous Hungarian Lippizaner was first performed in Vienna at the Spanish Riding School. Felix likes to be with the horses and playing music for them.
The two extraordinary artists reinterpret contemporary music, and make it accessible in the process, providing not only psychologists but historians of music with a lot to ponder on. How can ideas, emotions and images possibly come to life in two people at the same time-and we talk about objective, verifiable simultaneity-if these persons are somehow closely linked? Because what emerges by the end of their common music making is an aura woven from harmonies that touches the very heart of every member of the audience. Félix Lajkó and János Balázs is each an inimitable virtuoso of his instrument, and together they push the very limits of music. This is what makes their playing together so exciting and unpredictable.