The Embassy of Hungary, with the support of the country’s National Cultural Fund and local partners will host the Philippines tour of József Terék, a well known musician of the Hungarian folk art scene. Mr. Terék is not a stranger to the Philippines, where he performed in March 2018 with his band "József Terék and Friends".
József Terék is involved in the preservation and popularisation of a unique musical instrument, the Tárogató (in Hungarian), also widely known as the Turkish pipe.
Paying great respect to the instrument as a symbol of Hungarian culture, as well as its performers, he launched a series of concerts titled ‘Tárogató Hungaricum’ aimed at showing the versatility of this musical instrument. One can listen to Rákóczi marches, the songs found in old Hungarian codices, verbunkos music, authentic folk music, Hungarian melodies, classical music, and popular pieces performed at these concerts. By incorporating his own pieces and renditions into the pieces, he has a unique musical program worthy of representing Hungary on the international scene.
This January 2020, Mr. Terék will perform in the Philippines assisted on the piano by Mrs. Ena Maria Aldecoa of the UP College of Music. The series of events will mark the Day of Hungarian Culture, celebrated each year on the 22nd of January since 1989 – the date actually commemorates the day the Hungarian national anthem was written in 1823.
The tour will take the music of the Tárogató from Quezon City to Makati, via Cebu and Davao. Mr. Terék will perform at the Alliance Francaise in Makati on 24 January 2020.
The admission is free of charge on a first-come first-served basis.