KÁLMÁN BALOGH is one of theforemost Hungarian cimbalom players, descending from a famous dynasty of Hungarian Gypsy musicians.
His virtuosity is matched only by his understandingand respect of his heritage. A graduate of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest,he has completed many successful tours throughout the world with variousensembles, including five tours in North America.As an artist he has performed with such Hungarian bands asÖkrös, Muzsikás, Vízöntő, Vasmalom, the Swedish Orient-Express, the DutchSultan and Ot Azoj, the English Transglobal Underground, the American Peter Ogiand the Joel Rubin Jewish Ensemble. He performed with the Brooklyn PhilharmonicOrchestra and also with the Miami Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kálmán Balogh, theremarkable figure of Hungarian music-life, was honoured with the Artisjus Award in December 2005.