Dániel Hamar

contrabass, gardon, drum, presenter

Daniel Hamar was born in 1951 in Budapest, Hungary. He started to play the piano when he was seven and took up the classical double-bass at fifteen. He became a member of the St. Stephen Symphony Orchestra and although this orchestra was considered to be amateur, the best Hungarian soloists and conductors performed with them. Hamar started to play traditional Hungarian music when he was 22. He visited remote Hungarian villages to learn the old techniques of playing, and established the group Muzsikás with his friends Sándor Csoóri and Mihály Sipos in 1973. Hamar plays double-bass and percussion instruments in the band. He is the presenter at the concerts and spokesman for Muzsikás and the official leader of the band. He earned a Ph.D in 1994 in Spece Physics, worked as a scientist at the Space Research Group of Eötvös University, Budapest


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