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About Miklós Lakatos
Miklós Lakatos was born into a dynasty of excellent musicians. He began to play the violin early, at the age of 3; his father was his first teacher. After the music school years, between the ages of 6 and 13, he was admitted in the Rajkó Orchestra, with whom he toured all around the world, except for China and Africa.
He earned the approval of heads of state, superstars, and politicians while performing at formal programmes.
At the age of 23 he formed the first band of his own, with whom he began to play in the justly famous EMKE Café. He has been a regular guest on the programmes of the Hungarian Television and Hungarian Radio channels since 1981, as well as at those of Dankó Rádió since its establishment. After this, he played the violin for 14 years for the world’s elite in the hotel Gstaad Palace, Switzerland, at Hotel Ritz, Paris, at Carnegie Hall, USA, and for Nidom Co., Ltd. in Japan.
In 1998 he performed at Zubin Mehta’s New Year Concert. He completed a highly successful concert tour of Israel. In 2010 the Zürich Opera House invited him and his band to perform in the opera “Der Ferne Klang”.
Currently, as a permanent performer – together with his band – he amuses the guests of the traditional Márványmenyasszony Restaurant in the evenings by providing a musical programme that meets everybody’s needs. He has recorded five of his own CDs and he has played on more than 40 musical recordings together with singers. On his newest album we can hear a new style of music, which is a mixture of jazz, the Balkans, and gypsy virtuosity.
On 15 March 2006 the President of Hungary awarded Miklós Lakatos the Silver Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic (Magyar Köztársaság Ezüst Érdemkeresztje) for his praiseworthy and productive work.
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