- Félix Lajkó (violin, zither)
- 20th Century
- type:Band, Solo, Composer/Songwriter, Small Ensemble, Duo, Trio, Quartet, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Music Theatre Production, Large Ensemble
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Félix Lajkó was born in Bačka Topola (Hungarian: Topolya, Serbian Cyrillic: Бачка Топола), a town in the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural Voivodina region of present-day Serbia on 17 December 1974 (the same day Beethoven was born a little more than two hundred years before). Despite loving music dearly, no member of his ethnic Hungarian family had chosen music a profession before. Having started out with playing the zither, Lajkó quit the musical high school of Subotica at sophomore grade to go to Budapest with a borrowed violin and become a member of the Dresch Quartet. He has been commuting between Budapest, Hungary and Subotica, Serbia ever since, representing and culturally connecting Hungary and his native Voivodina region.
“My music is essentially based on the sensitivity and variability of my instrument. I do not play any so-called new-style music; I just have my way in improvising and composing. I do not differentiate between musical styles and trends; I play folk, classical, rock, blues, jazz, and improvised tunes alike.”