44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Conversation with Pál István „Szalonn”a artistic director of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble and Assistant Director of the Hungarian Heritage House. Szalonna not only holds both of these leadership positions, but he is first of all a lead fiddler and musician with a wide knowledge and expertise in traditional folk music of the Carpathian Basin, Gypsy orchestra style music and classical music. He was raised in Transcarpathia. Interesting reading here is about his path to the State Ensemble and description of how he works with State Ensemble dance director and choreographer Mihalyi Gábor when forming a new show for the ensemble. By Csinta Samu.