Lajkó Félix was born in Yugoslavia on December 17th, in 1974. He started playing the zyther at the age of 10. He first had a violin in his hand when he was 12, and has finished the six years of musical school in three years time; has then finished his formal studies and turned towards concerting. Played jazz with Dresch Quartet, contemporary music with the Hungarian pianist-composer György Szabados and was a member of the Ensemble Ritual Nova of Boris Kovač. Has performed with Romanian born, London based Alexander Balanescu, Min Tanaka from Japan, Noir Désir and with Boban Markovič. Has played in Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Belgrade, Paris, Bordeaux, Frankfurt, London, Edinbourgh, Tokyo, Bratislava, Venice, Verona, Wuppertal, Monte Carlo, Dublin, Oxford, Warsaw among others.
"My music is based on the delicacy and colourfulness of my instrument. I do not play any new types of musical genre, I only follow my own path and improvise and write music. I cannot see differences between musical styles and ways, so I play folk-, classical-, rock-, blues-, jazz-, and improvisational music.”
In September 2OO1, he has finished working on an album (Lajkó Félix and band plays – the forest recordings) that blends his talent as an instrumentalist and as a leader of a group, where musicians from different cultural background blend a very specific East-European sound never heard before.
2OO2, marks his first compilation album (Félix). It is a voyage of an artist, who is constantly seeking new meanings to music, and it is his first album where he also appeares as a solo musician.
November 2OO4, the release of „7”. Again a shocking experience from an artist who is on a constant musical journey. He takes us on a trip of classical, jazz, folk, improvisional music with his trio. Accompanying him is Antal Brasnyó on viola and Ferenc Kurina on double bass. Guest artist is Michael Babinchak on chello.
April 2007, came out his second compilation album, „Remény”.
In 2007 Lajko has played the leading role in Kornel Mundruczo’s new feature movie ’The Delta’, which was chosen as best film at the Hungarian Film Festival in 2008, and Felix was awarded for the best original music score of the festival. The film was chosen for the competition section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.
His newest album (From the Bush) was released in 2009 in Hungary and Serbia. It is the second album recorded in the woods. This time with his long time partner Antal Brasnyo playing the viola. Since years day after day they practice three-four hours together, and it results in never before heard harmony in their improvisations. The album is a core of the music they play at the concerts, where the place and ambience both inspires the tunes of the duo.
For music publishing matters contact:
Tilos az A Productions
Magyar u. 8-10
1993 - Dresch Quartett
1995 - Lajkó Félix és Bandája
1996 - Noir Désir (guest)
1997 - Lajkó Félix és Lőrinszky Attila at the Academy of Music (live)
1997 - Lajkó Félix and the Royal Shadows at the Academy (live)
1998 - Lajkó Félix és zenekara
2000 - Boban Markovic Orkestar featuring Lajkó Félix
2001 - Lajkó Félix and band plays (the forest recordings)
2002 - Félix (compilation of previously unreleased works and new recordings)
2004 – 7 (Seven)
2007 – Remény (compilation)
2009 – A Bokorból (From the Bush)