Emilia Kirova and Tzigani

Pal Szomora

° Budapest (Hungary)

Pal Szomora was born into a family of gipsy musicians that has been passing on the violin tradition from father to son for many generations. As a six year old, he started touring the world with a gipsy orchestra of thirty members, as a soloist, he kept on touring until the age of seventeen.

In Budapest he 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. In 1996 he moved to Belgium, where he continued his violin study with Rudolf Werthen at the Royal Music Conservatory of Ghent.

He now plays in many different settings.