The Trüffel Quartet is made up of members of one of Hungary’s leading orchestras, the Budafok Ernő Dohnányi Symphony Orchestra. Their extremely colourful repertoire includes music of almost every style from the Baroque to the present day. They give concerts that fill the entire evening in churches, theatres and concert halls. In addition to many classical concerts, they often play as accompanists to rock, pop and alternative music bands, but also at corporate events, weddings and family celebrations.
For 15 years they have been regular performers in a special series of weekly concerts in Budapest’s famous churches (St. Stephen’s Basilica, Matthias Church, St. Anne’s Church of Upper Watertown). It was Ágnes Kószás’ idea to surprise the audience with the same programme at this year’s Zemplén Festival, in the form of an evening concert.
The double bass player of the chamber orchestra, Gyula Lázár, is also a member of the Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra, and is the principal of the bass section. Not only is he a prominent figure in the classical music scene, his versatility is also evident in the way he plays folk music, gypsy music and contemporary works. Gyula Gabora, soloist of the evening, is a member of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. He performs as an orchestral musician, chamber musician and soloist both at home and abroad. He is a founding member and first violinist of the Nádor Quartet.