MUSIC IS IN THE VEINS OF THE HUNGARIAN JÓZSEF LENDVAY, WHO IS CALLED “TEUFELSGEIGER” (VIOLINIST OF THE DEVIL) IN GERMANY.
He grew up in a highly musical family – his father, “Csócsi“ Lendvay, is one of the most popular interpreters of gypsy folklore in Hungary and all over the world. József Lendvay got his first violin when he was about three years old and won the first of numerous violin competitions at the age of seven.
When he was eight years old, József performed for the first time with his father and his orchestra, “the 100 Gypsy Violin Orchestra” on Hungarian stages. There are still these two sources of musical style that define the uniqueness of Jószef Lendvay; the brilliant vivid folk tradition learned from his father Csósci combined with the intensive, virtuous classical education at the Bela-Bartok Conservatory in Budapest and the Franz Liszt University in Germany.
In the course of his career, the classically trained musician has collected countless prizes – twice he won the most important violin competition in the world, the “Tibor Varga“ International Violin Competition in Sion. He has also twice been awarded the most important European CD prize, the “Echo Klassik“ for his debut CD “Lendvay“ and “Dancing Paris“ with the Alliage Quintet.
“Breathtaking virtuosity with the greatest nonchalance“– Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
“Virtuoso and Heartbreaking“– Berliner Morgenpost