An evening with the music of Beethoven and his Hungarian contemporary, Gypsy violin János Bihari, their musical connection and the possible influence on each others musical language.
Coming up next in our Sunday Stream Concert Series will be the fabulous Folktone Band, performing "Ludwig Folk Beethoven" live from The Wood Rooms in Salford. Born and musically educated in Hungary, Folktone band started to play together in 2013 in London.
Members of the Folktone band started to play together in 2013. They all grew up and got their musical education in Hungary, then found a new home in the UK. Their wide range of repertoire, versatile activities, hunger for musical challenge and adventure allows them to perform all around the UK and abroad as well.
They have performed in England, in Wales, in Scotland, Hungary in Germany and Romania. Future engagements are planned in Switzerland, Austria and in Japan. Within the last few years the ensemble performed at: Oxford University, Birmingham Moseley festival, Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham City University, Wales music festival, “Tandem” festival of Oxford, and “Bach to baby” concert series in London and in Birmingham. Also they collaborated and performed with Muzsikas Ensemble and Marta Sebestyen.
The ensemble is committed to look after living folk traditions in the Carpathian basin, they have visited culturally significant villages in Transylvania and different parts of Hungary, learning folk music and dance from traditional village musicians and dancers, provided music for several dance occasions and courses in Transylvania. They also started a project “Found in translation”, where more and more nations and ethnic groups music will be connected.