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Kálmán Cséki Jr
was born in Budapest in 1982. He studied classical music at the Toth Aladar Academy. Later he moved on to the Leo Weiner Music Conservatory. Kálmán Cséki Jr. is the son of Kálmán Cséki Sr., Roby’s previous pianist who is now teaching piano in Mexico.
Làszlo ‘Csorosz’ Lisztes
Làszlo ‘Csorosz’ Lisztes, (double bass) was born 14th of February 1988. Having originally started his musical studies on the violin, at the age of 9 he makes the switch to double bass and enters the Toth Aladar academy. His teacher at the time was Lajos Duduj. He then later moved on to the Bela Bartok Academy, where he studied under Istvàn Lukàcshàzi. At present he is taking courses at the Pécs Conservatory as a post graduate student.
Lászlo Bóni, (second violin) was born in Budapest in 1968 and studied with Roby Lakatos's father, playing in his orchestra and earning a soloist's diploma as a Gypsy violinist in 1987. He then spent six months in Japan, performing with a Gypsy trio that subsequently toured the whole of Europe. He worked in Antwerp from 1991 to 1994.
Laszlo Balogh, (guitar) was born in Budapest in 1987. He started studying music aged six with Professor Agnes Székely of the Toth Aladar Academy in Budapest. His first instrument was the cimbalom, but he switched to the guitar when he was 12. He went on to study at the Franz Liszt Music Academy after which he became an ‘apprentice’ in the Roby Lakatos Ensemble for two years; he is now solo guitarist.
Jeno Lisztes, (cimbalom) was born in Budapest in 1986 and is the grandson of a famous cimbalom player. He was only four when he started studying the classical cimbalom with Agnes Székely. He then studied classical and Gypsy music with Jenö Soros. He was still only 12 when he won the Racz Aladar Cimbalom Competition. He has been studying at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest since 2005.