Gergely Agócs


Gergely Agócs has been collecting traditional folk music since 1985 and now has a collection of some hundred hours of recordings made mainly amongst Hungarians living in Slovakia, but his collection also includes Transylvanian, Moldavian, Hungarian, Ruthenian, Gypsy, Croatian, Romanian, German and Slovak folk music.


He was one of the founding members of the Slovakian Hungarian Folkore Association, where he directed the work of its folk music section from 1990 until the fall of ’96. In 1997, he graduated from the Department of Folklore/Ethnography at Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest. In 2000 he began working on his PhD in Hungarian and Comparative Folklore in the Department of Humanities at the same university in Budapest. After finishing at the university, he accepted a position as folk music researcher at the Institute of Musicology at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Since 1990, Gergely Agócs has also been performing at folk music events and on recordings in Hungary. In 1993 he earned the title of Young Master of Folk Arts as a vocal and instrumental soloist. Since 1997 he has been a member of the Fonó Band in Budapest. He also teaches folk singing and music at summer camps, he is also involved in organizing folk dance and music events, lecture series.

From March 1999 until February 2000, he directed the Slovak collections of the ’Final Hour’ traditional music collection and documentation project supported by Fonó Music Hall in Budapest, the Hungarian National Heritage Ministry and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Musicology. Since October 2001, he has been working at the Hungarian Heritage House as director of the Public Folklore Archives.


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Gergely Agócs: Nine Ballads

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