violin, koboz, tambura, vocal
was born in Budapest,
but grown up in a little Transdanubian village, named Ozora, where his
grandfather was a village musician, playing "citera". The child
Porteleki learned this insrument and played together with his grandfather in
different village feasts. When he was 12 his family moved to Budapest where he started learning the
classical violin. He regularly visited the Muzsikás "dance hose" and
started to be interested in the traditional music. He founded the folk music group Téka, where he was the
violinist and the solo singer, with them he released 4 albums.
From the beginning he collected folk music for the Academy of Science
meanwhile he played together with the local village folk musicians. Porteleki regards
them as his musical masters. From 1996 he is the member of the
Muzsikas, he plays the violin, lute, tamboura and he sings, as well.