Savannah Music Festival LIVE 1301 – Roby Lakatos 2019
Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos is not only a scorching virtuoso, but a musician of extraordinary stylistic versatility who defies definition. Described as everything from gypsy violinist or “devil’s fiddler” to classical virtuoso to jazz improviser to arranger, he is the kind of universal musician so rarely encountered in our time, a player whose strength as an interpreter derives from his abilities as an improviser and composer. He has since collaborated with Vadim Repin and Stéphane Grappelli, won the admiration of Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and performed at great jazz halls and festivals throughout Europe, Asia and America. Lakatos first performed at SMF in 2010 to a sold-out Lucas Theatre crowd alongside renowned Brazilian guitar duo the Assad Brothers. On this episode of Savannah Music Festival LIVE, we listen to highlights from his 2019 return to our festival.