Toronto concert Roby Lakatos and Ensemble

05. 04. 2019.

Koerner Hall’s 10th Anniversary season, sponsored by BMO Financial and the Toronto Star, continued a series of concerts that explore Roma culture by featuring the modern-day Paganini of the violin, Roby Lakatos. The near-capacity audience was treated to a jaw-dropping display of virtuoso violin playing over two hours by the “devil’s fiddler” from Hungary and his 5-piece band, which included the equally stunning cimbalom virtuoso Jenó Lisztes, along with the immense talents of pianist Szakcsi Lakatos, guitarist László Balogh, bassist Vilmos Csikos and 2nd violinist László Boni.  Fittingly, for an all Hungarian band, the concert was also sponsored by Kensington Market clothier Tom Mihalik of Tom’s Place.