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|Genres||Gypsy jazz, classical, klezmer|
|Labels||Deutsche Grammophon, Avanticlassic|
Roby Lakatos (born 1965) is a violinist from Hungary who combines jazz, classical, and Hungarian Romani music.
Lakatos was born in 1965 into a family of Romani violinists descended from János Bihari, a composer who influenced Brahms and Liszt. He was introduced to music as a child. When he was nine years old, he made his public debut as first violinist in a Romani band. In 1984 he won first prize for classical violin at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Budapest.
For the next ten years, he led the house band at a Brussels restaurant where he was complimented by Yehudi Menuhin for his performance of a piece by Liszt. In March 2004, he appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra's Genius of the Violin festival with Maxim Vengerov.
Lakatos recorded a Prokofiev album with Polina Leschenko, Christian Poltéra, and Martha Argerich; Klezmer Karma with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Yiddish singer Myriam Fuks, and accordionist Aldo Granato; Roby Lakatos with Musical Friends with Stéphane Grappelli, Vadim Repin, Randy Brecker, Tony Lakatos (his brother), Marc Fosset, and the Vieuxtemps Quartet.
- 1991: In Gypsy Style
- 1998: Alouette König der Zigeunergeiger
- 1998: Lakatos
- 1999: Post Phrasing Lakatos Best
- 1999: Live from Budapest
- 2002: Kinoshita Meets Lakatos
- 2002: As Time Goes By (Deutsche Grammophon)
- 2004: The Legend of the Toad
- 2005: Fire Dance (Avanticlassic)
- 2006: Klezmer Karma (Avanticlassic)
- 2006: Rodrigo y Gabriela as guest
- 2008: Roby Lakatos with Musical Friends
- 2008: Boleritza as guest
- 2009: Gypsy Violin Virtuoso
- 2012: La Passion: Live at Sydney Opera House (Avanticlassic)
- 2015: Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Avanticlassic)
- Broughton, Simon (23 May 2016). "Hear the extraordinary Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos live in London". Gramophone. Retrieved 21 November 2017.