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Pal Szomora, violinist of Gipsy Ensemble Kalinka

° Budapest (Hungary)

Pal Szomora was born into a family of gypsy musicians that has been passing on the violin tradition from father to son for many generations. As a six year old, he was already the soloist with a gypsy orchestra of thirty members, he spent his youth touring the world with this band, until the age of seventeen.
Meanwhile in Budapest he also studied at the Rajkó Orchestra, a school orchestra which specialized in keeping the culture of the Hungarian gypsy music alive, and at the Ferenc Liszt Conservatory. Since 1996 he lives in Belgium, where he continued his violin study at the Royal Music Conservatory of Ghent with Rudolf Werthen. He now plays in many different settings.

Pal Szomora

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