Ernö Kallai Kiss Peter Berki Lajos Sárközi jr. Ernö Kallai sr. Lajos Pádár Geza Jonas Csaba Luckacs


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Magyar Nóta is a Dutch foundation with the purpose to support activities in order to promote the traditional folk and gipsy music that has been played for centuries in the restaurants, hotels and coffee house in Hungary and Romania.

For decades amateur musicians have been playing this folk music in The Netherlands. Most of them started to do so in their college days in university and never stopped thereafter.

Unfortunately this type of music seems to disappear from The Netherlands. Also in Hungary, the home of this rich musical culture, the attention for this type of music is decreasing. Many (gypsy) musicians, often for generations making their living with this music, are getting into trouble.

With the Magyar Nóta foundation we aim to preserve the music for the generations to come by supporting concerts, lessons and other activities to spread this music.

As for the actual live concerts with audience is not possible because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have found a way to support live stream concerts straight from Budapest. The upcoming concert in May:


The famous Roby Lakatos (1965) is from a well known family with a long tradition of violinists playing magyar nóta. Roby Lakatos studied violin at the Bartók Bála conservatory in Budapest. He played in Brussels for a long time with his ensemble where he was discovered and became famous with an international audience. He worked together with other famous musicians like Vadim Repin, Maksim Vengerov and Stéphane Grappelli. Please view his personal invitation in the next youtube video:


Roby Ensemble 2

This concert is made possible by the Magyar Nóta Foundation and Karanténbol Szol a Nóta: link to concert 09-05-2021, as well as the facebook page of Karantenbol Szol a Nóta: link to concert 09-05-2021. Both organisations work together to make this special concert possible. Please make sure to connect your computer/device to a good audio system to hear the best sound quality. Make your home and the concert cosy in a typical Hungarian manner, by cooking your favourite goulash dish, or search for a glass of good Hungarian wine or pálinká in your local liquidstore.

We invite you to make a donation to our foundation to make future concerts, and the spread of this special and warm music possible. A donation can be made with Paypal by clicking the donation button or scan the QR-code. Your contribution is highly appreciated!

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Upcoming concert (time will be programmed in the afternoon/beginning of the evening):

* Sunday 23 may 2021 - Gyula Horváth and his orchestra