Roma Hungaricum Band
The Genre, the Band
Gypsy music is known and recognized worldwide as a Hungarian cultural treasure though the music is not identical with gypsy folklore; it comprises of a unique performing style, orchestration and sound. Today Hungarian gypsy music is a national and European cultural value which Hungary has every right to be proud of and its preservation and renewal is a top priority. The sound and style of gypsy music is the valuable knowledge of urban "professional" musicians perfected over centuries and enhanced over generations. Gypsy music is not only a treasure of gypsy musicians but of all the Hungarians; a part of world culture.
The Roma Hungaricum State Ensemble aims at the high quality representation of this genre.
Our Ensemble was founded in 2012 with the support of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice and operated by the Forum Hungaricum Public Ltd. A professional jury selected the 19 band members out of 55 auditioned applicants. The average age of the musicians is 28. They are all qualified musicians trained in the Talentum International Dance and Music School and Bartok Bela Secondary School of Music.
At our concerts we do not only play pieces of folk music, gypsy music and operetta details but also the works of well-known composers such as Franz Liszt, Zoltan Kodaly, Bela Bartok, Jeno Hubay or Gyula Farkas. It is our intention to make the typical genre of gypsy music more exciting for younger generations, as well.
No matter where we are in the world, we intend to represent the unique Hungarian gypsy music with our performances in an artistic and memorable manner.