Beáta Salamon whose singing voice and virtuosity on the violin are the specialities of Méta founded the ensemble. This formation is working together since 1999. The very base of our work is playing in dance houses. We learn our musical repertoire from archive material and from our own collections. We try to pass on our personal experiences to our students in the art school, at our courses in folk music and in our summer camps.
In different plays, we have performed in the most popular theatres of Hungary. Our adventure into world music is the Heavy Méta formation, in which perform the experts of the Hungarian blues-life too. As a representative of the Hungarian folklore movement, our band regularly gives concerts at home and abroad and also performs at international festivals and musical competitions.
The important points in our career:
1983 The title of the "Young Masters of Folk Art"
1990 MTV (Hungarian Television) Competition for Folk Ensembles - first prize
1999 eMeRTon-Prize (Hungarian Radio Ltd.)
Our adventure into world music is the Heavy Méta formation, in which such experts of the Hungarian blues-life perform as Tamás Takáts, Zoltán Sipeki, György Ferenczi and Gábor Molnár.
01. Free bird
02. I like you
07. Pentecostal rose
10. Black mourning
Beáta Salamon-voice, fiddle - leader
Attila Gera-wind instruments
Zsolt Nagy-3 and 4 stringed viola, drum
Zoltán Porteleki-hammered dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, viola
Mohácsy Albert-double bass, cello, koboz, gardon
Ferenc Németh-voice, drum