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History

 

The "Vujicsics Ensemble", well known and popular in our country and giving succesful concerts abroad too, has proposed as an aim for the ensemble the cultivation of the diversified and rich folk music traditions of the Southern Slav nationalities living in our country, mainly those of the Serbs and Croats. The ensemble was founded in Pomáz the spring of 1974, as the orchestra of the local nationality dance ensemble.

        

 Guest performances:

 

Ashabad (SU) 1977 , Valencia (E) 1981, Klingenthal (DDR) 1981 , Wien (A) 1982, Roskilde (DK) 1983, Mittagong (Australia) 1985, San Sebastian (E) 1987, Vilanova I la Geltru (E) 1987, Berlin (D) 1988, Sicilia (I) 1988 , Bruxelles (B) 1989, Cornwall (GB) 1989 , London - Sidmuth - Edinburgh - Rottedaw (GB) 1989, Ljubljana (YU) 1989, Darmstadt (D) 1990, Hallein (A) 1991, Avignos (F) 1992, Nantes (F) 1992, Bonifacio (F) 1992, Saint Chartier (F) 1992, Skagen (DK) 1993, Hamburg (D) 1993, Avignon (F) 1994, Saint Chartier (F) 1994, Nantes (F) 1994, Confolens (F) 1994, Vilanova I la Geltru (E) 1994, London-Reading (GB) 1995 , Straden (A) 1995, Bled (SLO) 1995 ,Perugia (I) 1996 , Straden (A) 1996, Rudolstadt (D) 1996, Kaláka Folkfesztival (H) 1989-, Szentendrei Theatrum - Szentendrei Nyár (H) 1978- , Vujicsics Tihamér Emlékfesztivál (H) 1993, 1995, Tavaszi Fesztivál - Táncháztalálkozó (H) 1980

     

  
  
   
  

 

Awards

 

 2014 KOSSUTH PRIZE
 Award
2009 Pest megye Népművészetéért
 Award   Laudáció 
2005 Certificate of Recognition from the Minister of
Cultural Heritage
2000 eMeRTON  Award 
2000For the Art of Pest County Award
1999 Lyre Award  
1999 Saint Sava Award  
1999  Governmental Award for the Minorities Award
1995 Memorial Award of Pomáz Award 
1986 For the Public Education of Pest County  Award  
1986 Pro Urbe Szentendre Award
1981 The Disc of the Year Award  
1977 First prize of folk music category
 (TV Quiz)
 

 

 

 

 

 Theatre,Movie, Radio Plays


2005-2009 Pesti Theatre - 'Although a horse has four legs....director:Enikő Eszenyi  
2002-2007 Comedy Theatre of Budapest - The Auditor Péter Valló   
2002-2003 Comedy Theatre of Budapest - Legend of the Horse László Marton   
2000-2001 Madách Theatre - The Siege of Beszterce Viktor Nagy   

1997-2000 National Theatre - The Comedy of Errors

 János Bruck    
1977-1978 Theatre of Szentendre - The Comedy of Errors Imre Kerényi   
1977-1978 Theatre of Szentendre - Church-square plays Imre Kerényi  

 

  

Movie

 

 
200530th Anniversary of the Vujicsics Ensemble director:Eszter Petrovics  
2001Vujicsics - concertfilm  Kálmán Kázsmér  
1997Egy tél az Isten hátamögött  Can Togay  
1989My 20th Century  Ildikó Enyedi  
1988Hanna's War  Menahem Golan  
1983Mennyei seregek
 Ferenc Kardos  
1981The Vujicsics Ensemble György Molnár  
1979Csontváry Zoltán Huszárik

 

Radio Plays

2000Bridge on the Drina

 

 

Ivo Andric
1980Patriots
 Who Saved Holland

 

Antun Soljan
 Fancy Dinner at the Funeral Company 

 

Memorable Concerts

Jubilee Concert of the Ensemble Vujicsics Concert Hall of the Music Academy, Budapest

 

   My dear Friends,
If there is an ensemble the name of which reminds us of the most excellent representatives of    South-Slav culture, Ensemble Vujicsics surely does. Its members are known to be researchers of the heritage of Serb-Croatian folklore as well as folk musicians, world-famous performers of South-Slav music. What is also particularly important nowadays, in a bloody, homicidal time when peoples rush at each other: they are prophets of mutual dependence and interaction over many centuries of the nations of South-Europe whose homogenous melodies are integrated in harmony. From the deepest of my heart I congratulate Ensemble Vujicsics on the 25th anniversary of their existence and I wish them very happy birthday.

Árpád Göncz
President of Republic of Hungary

 

 

Jubilee Concert of the Ensemble Vujicsics - 28-October-1999

 

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I would rather say without ceremony and more intimately: Dear Friends! Or let me call you in the spirit of today's great event:
Dear gala audience! - and of course: Dear Ensemble Vujicsics!

We are celebrating a birthday. It has been exactly 25 years - or a quarter of a century - since the Ensemble was born. At the moment of its birth it had no name, but after a while - due to a lucky concurrence of circumstances - the "new born
 baby was christianed". For 25 years the Ensemble have been touring not only their homeland, Hungary but all over the world as well. There is no continent on our planet that they have not been to during the years of their existence. They have been to Asia, NorthAmerica, Africa and Australia, too! There is nothing for it but South-America and perhaps the South-and North Poles. Never mind! They will make up for it!

Not long before his tragic death Tihamér Vujicsics (1929-1975) remembering Béla Bartók, a determining example for him, declared that Bartók's lifework means not only the unexplored regions of Eastern-Europe but the whole of Europe as well. What's more, it reaches up to the Mediterranean and the coasts of the oceans. All in all, alike human imagination Bartók's music has no boundaries.

As Tihamér Vujicsics was praying, "May everybody on earth have the fortune to take delight in singing; both those who sing and those who intend to record these songs and pass them on from generation to generation".

From the deepest of my heart I wish their eponym would be the light for them and guide them along their way during the next 25 years into the forthcoming millenium, for ever and ever.

 Budapest  28-October-1999

                                                                                                                   Mr.Sztojan Vujicsics

                                                                                   (Pomáz,1933 - Róma,2002)
writer, who won a József Attila Prize, literature historian, professional translator, and a member of the MTA Literature Historian Institute. Founder and director of the Serbian-Orthodox Religious Art and Scientific Collection. Assistant Director of the PEN Club from 1994.

 

 


 
 Sziget      2004 Mittagong    1985