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Hungarian musician nominated for Best Artist title at Songlines Music Awards

Hungarian musician nominated for Best Artist title at Songlines Music Awards

Félix Lajkó is nominated in the category of Best Artist at one of the most significant international world music magazine’s award show, writes

The London-based international magazine specializing in world music announced the nominees of this year’s Songlines Music Awards and, as the only Hungarian, Félix Lajkó was included in the runner ups for Best Artist.

The Songlines Music Awards were launched in 2009 in order to acknowledge the amazing artists of world music; ever since then, they awarded Best Artist musicians such as Goran Bregović, Bassekou Kouyate, Mariza, and Anoushka Shankar.

One of the songs of Lajkó’s album called Most jöttem was featured on the Top of the World CD of the August-September issue of Songlines in 2016 and now he is up for an award as one of the best artists of world music.


Further success: Best World Music albums include two Hungarian works

The talented violinist, zither player, and composer was actually born in Serbia to a Hungarian family and, according to his bio, his music seems to be “representing and culturally connecting Hungary and his native Voivodina region”. Moreover, he picks his styles and trends rather freely and plays all genres of music alike and “[has his] way in improvising and composing”.

Throughout his career Lajkó has enchanted audiences in London, New York, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Prague, Berlin, Bordeaux, Venice, Sarajevo, and, of course, Budapest, among other wonderful cities in the world.

Besides, he has often been “referred to as the Devil’s Violinist, the Paganini of Voivodina, or a child prodigy, [for] once he is on stage with an instrument – be it the violin or the zither – [he] is capable of doing anything, of guiding his audience to a world that opens up only to those born with a special talent”.

The award for Best Artist will be decided based on an online vote, so in case you appreciate the music of Lajkó, or any other nominees, make sure to cast a vote HERE at the Voting Page of the Songlines Music Awards 2017.


Copy editor: bm


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