Félix Lajkó is a Hungarian Romani multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer from Transylvania, Romania. He is known for his unique style of music, which combines traditional Hungarian folk music, jazz, and classical music.
Lajkó was born in 1984 in a small village in Transylvania, Romania. He was born into a family of traditional Romani musicians, and started playing music at the age of seven. His first instrument was the cimbalom, an instrument similar to a dulcimer, which he learned from his father. He went on to learn guitar, violin, and clarinet, and was heavily influenced by traditional Hungarian folk music and the music of his Romani heritage.
At the age of 17, Lajkó left his home in Romania to pursue his music career. He moved to Budapest, Hungary, and began performing in clubs and festivals throughout the country. In 2004, he released his debut album, entitled At Home, which featured traditional Hungarian folk music and original compositions. The album received critical acclaim, and Lajkó was hailed as a rising star in the Hungarian music scene.
In 2010, Lajkó released his second album, entitled The Other Side Of The River. This album showcased a different side of Lajkó's musical style, incorporating jazz, classical, and world music influences. The album was met with critical acclaim, and won numerous awards in Hungary and abroad.
Since then, Lajkó has gone on to release several other successful albums, and has performed extensively around the world. In 2017, he was awarded the Kossuth Prize, the highest cultural award given by the Hungarian government.
Throughout his career, Lajkó has become a respected figure in the world of music. He has collaborated with numerous artists, and has performed with the likes of the Kronos Quartet, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Berlin Philharmonic. He has also composed soundtracks for films, and has been featured in numerous documentaries about Romani culture.
Félix Lajkó's music is a unique blend of traditional and modern influences. His style is characterized by a passionate delivery, and a deep understanding of the music of his Romani heritage. He is an inspiring figure for Romani musicians worldwide, and an important ambassador for the Romani culture.