Press quotations on

ANDRAS KOZMA and the CALCUTTA TRIO

 

Indian Press quotations:

,,The trio from Hungary won the hearts of the audience. Andras's sitar sound is a creamy combination of sweet and savoury and as a result fell pleasantly on the ears."

            Times of India (Bombay) 22.3.1981

,,Andras Kozma from Hungary rendered raga Poorvi on his well tuned sitar. The influenee of his guru came forth in the raga, especially when he rendered the gat set to rupaktal. His sense of rhythm is indeed outstanding. Peter Szalai on tabla gave perfect support, his sound and rhythm fully represents his training."

            Statesman (New Delhi) 1.10.1983

"...each of these noted of the Raga were adequately rendered by him, and the gat in Char taal ki sawari was full of rhythmical understanding which they demonstrated with good effect. . ."

            The Telegraph (Calcutta) 3.4.1986

"...he played with verve and gusto and lilting rhythm. . ."

            Statesman (New Delhi) 15.12.1986

"... Kozma excelled himself in the concert by his smooth playing devoid of even a single note false. There was good involvement of his musical insight, with which he added refreshing variations in the alap-jor rendered at good length. Peter Szalai on tabla showed extraordinary qualities his technical state is just at the point and he is blessed for playing sangat thank to his sense of rhythmical nuances..."

            Telegraph (Calcutta) 1986

"... and Kozma's music was so promising that he is sure to succeed in the unfinished task of his mentor, Ravi Shankar. The way he laid down the contours of Raga Jogeshwari in the Alap and the Jor in a Ravi Shankar's composition, thick and thin oscillating the three bars of the instrument the effect was soothing."

            Patriot (New Delhi) 18.11.1987

"… Andras Kozma plays the sitar but essencially he performs music. The best that someone might say about a musician."

            Indian Express (New Delhi) 11.11.1993

"… Mr.Kozma, who is undoubtedly the best sitarist among non-Indian musicians…"

            India Perspective April 1996

            "...the Hungarian trio played better Indian classical music than most famous fellow Indians do. Mr. Kozma, the sitarist, such as Mr. Szalai the tabla player, are submerging into their music most of all intelligently, a rare gift to someone dealing with Nada Brahma..."

            Indian Express (New Delhi) 2004


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