The Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra, the world’s largest Gypsy symphony orchestra, is the only of its kind in that its transcends music to a new level of enjoyment for the audience. The name and achievements of the Orchestra, has been awarded the Hungarian Heritage prize and is preserved in the Golden Book and in the Invisible Museum of the Hungarian Spirit. The world famous orchestra which has been performing for nearly 35 years works as a classical symphony orchestra and is a unique formation.
The activity of the orchestra in guarding tradition is invaluable, unparalleled in the world. As well as classical music such as pieces by Liszt, Bartok, Kodaly, Hubay, Erkel, Brahms, Tchaïkovsky, Sarasate, Strauss, the orchestra also plays modern and traditional Hungarian folk music. In 2014, the orchestra, the 100 Tagú Cigányzenekar, also known as the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra, was designated a “hungarikum,” a national treasure recognized by the Hungarian Parliament.
NRC HANDELSBLAD-AMSTERDAM after their sold out first appearance on January 2000:
„The Concertgebouw was shaken to it’s foundation, and the audience inebriated! There’s not a Symphony Orchestra in the World that plays so sonorously, with sored-blooded a sound, so fast and so virtuosically”.