June, 29, 2019 - The grand finale concert of Roby Lakatos trio and the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Nada Matošević Orešković, will be held tonight at the Synchro Stage Porto Montenegro, starting at 9.30 pm.
“I am very happy that I have come here, it’s a very nice place for a little vacation, because we are spending a holiday here. We have had a rehearsal with the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra and we will play with them tonight, so we are going to spend some very nice time at the concert tonight, I think. I have also listened to two concerts on the festival. It was great on the String Sextet concert, so I have asked young Robert Lakatos, Serbian violinist to come and join us on the concert tonight. Normally it’s a surprise, but he will play with us a surprise encore. It is very interesting that we have the same name, but we are not related. He is really a great young violin player", Lakatos told us before the concert.
The concert is being organized as the finale of the second edition of the Festival Mediterranean Notes, which gathers the world's largest virtuosos, making Tivat one of the largest world classical music scenes these days (21-29. June).
Roby Lakatos is a violin virtuoso and an extremely versatile musician. He is often described by music lovers as a devil fiddler, master of classics, a jazz improviser and he is also a composer and arranger. His unique artistic personality includes all of the above and he combines the brilliant technique with stylish mastery, which make him one of the best violinists in the world.
Lakatos was born in 1965 in the legendary family of Roma musicians. He is a direct descendant of Janos Bihari - the famous "King of Roma violinists", who was admired by Beethoven and Liszt, and who inspired Brahms to devise the themes of his Hungarian dances:
“I am the seventh generation from Janos Bihari, who was the biggest violin player of his time and he was a very good composer for jipsy music, but actually for Hungarian music, because he was playing in the Burg in Vienna and he made famous Hungarian dances, like the palotash, he was very famous. In my family everybody was a violin player – my father, grandfather, each generation. “
The Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra performed at more than three hundred concerts in the country and abroad (Italy, Bosnia and hercegovina, , Serbia, Croatia, Russia, Turkey, Albania, France, Macedonia... After its first performance on December 14, 2007 in Cetinje it has soon become the basis of Montenegrin music life.
Nada Matošević Orešković was the chief conductor of the Rijeka Opera and the general manager of the Croatian National Theatre in the same city.
“The Strings that Connect Us” is the motto of the festival.