Hungarian accordian artist mesmerizes Amritsar audience

By Ravinder Singh Robin, Amritsar, Nov.19 : World famous Hungarian music performer Zoltan Orosz today mesmerized the audience at the Khalsa College Public School (KCPS) and the Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA).

Using the traditional accordion, he played diverse tunes from Hungarian folk, Russian beats and Oriental music to the delight of listeners.

The program was organized in the city by the Hungarian Government with an aim to foster closer bilateral cultural ties between India and Hungary.

KCPS students applauded Zoltan for his performance. They also sang folk music and performed the Bhangra.

KCPS Principal, Dr.Sarvjit Kaur Brar, Khalsa College Governing Council Member, Professor S.S. Chhina welcomed the artists honoured Orosz and Delhi based Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre Director, Tibor Kovacs and his wife Orsi Kovacs at the school.

Later, Orosz shared his accordion notes with audience at art gallery, providing a rare opportunity for music lovers to swing heads to the Hungarian folk tunes.

IAFA President Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina inaugurated a 'Documentary Exhibition of Photographs' by Hunagrian Indologist Ervin Baktay, who is incidentally the maternal uncle of world famous Indian artist late Amrita Shergil.

"Cultural exchanges like these help us to understand each other's culture better for friendly ties between the countries," Chhina said.

He advocated more such interactions of music and dance for the delight of shared cultural ties.

Chhina also released a book titled 'Jag Supna' by Lt Col. (Rtd) Partap Singh in which the writers have shared different aspects of life and its phases.

Kovacs said they were overwhelmed by the response and the hospitality and would like to arrange more programs in near future.

Zolton, who hails from rural Hungary, meanwhile is playing music since the age of four and learnt to play the accordion from his father.

He has released many albums and is recipient of numerous awards and honours world over.

Others present during the program included IAFA Chairman Mohinderjit Singh, P.S. Grover and A.S. Chamak, Harminder Singh and Shivdev Singh.

--ANI (Posted on 20-11-2013)

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