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:


Sunday 23 March 2021 at 19:00 hours the primás Gyula Horváth and his orchestra will play for you. This is the last online concert from the special adapted program for online concerts this season. Gyula is from a well known musical familiy. As a 9 year old he listened through the open windows of the restaurant Kulasc to hear his future teacher play and started his musical education shortly after with Boross Lajos. Gyula has toured around Europe and has done many concerts on television with his virtuoso style of playing music. The orchestra that will play for you this evening has the following members:

Horváth Gyula - primás
Bader Andras - bass
Fehér István - cymbalum
Ronto Róbert  - bracs
Lukács Csaba - clarinet
Ruszó István - second violin

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This concert is made possible by the Magyar Nóta Foundation and Karanténbol Szol a Nóta: link to concert 23-05-2021, as well as the facebook page of Karantenbol Szol a Nóta: link to concert 23-05-2021. 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.

This will be the last online concert this special season. We aim to support the organization of more live concerts in the coming season. As we have seen that there is a growing audience to follow online concerts directly from Budapest, Hongary, please let us know if you are also interested in online concerts the coming season or if you wish to arrange concerts near you. Please contact us for more information.

We also 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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