Bio. Kornél Varga

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I was born in 1979 in Szeged. I learnt music at my primary school which was specialised at music and then folk music at the Music Department of the College of Nyíregyháza. From 1996 to 1997 I was a founding member of the band Crossroads in which the Irish, Bulgarian and Roman folk music were mixed. The band won the special prize of the Kaláka Festival of Diósgyőr in 1996. In 1998 I started a world music formation called Bois which worked until 2000. In 1998, I also was the founder of an Irish folk music band called Fianna which had English and Hungarian members as well. We released two albums and had lots of concerts in Europe, mainly in the United Kingdom. These tours had a great influence on my musical attitude and thanks to these I was enriched by a lot of experience.

I have been the member of Fabula Rasa since the beginning of it, but we had already known each other since the band was based on old friendship.

Besides Fabula Rasa, another band, the Zűrös Banda has an important part in my life. I was the founding member and we represent the Balkan music.

Moreover, I have cooperated in many popular music albums as a studio musician.

I played  the guitar in the band of the National Theatre of Szeged from 2005 to 2007.

As a stage musician, I took part in the Christmas play of the Ciróka Puppet Theatre of Kecskemét from 2009 to 2013.

Apart from the mentioned above, I love cooking, fishing and I am fond of the Tisza River.