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A series of photographs that document the music practice of the Romathan Theater Orchestra.
The Romathan Theater was established by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic in May 1992 in Košice. Since 1 January 2002, in connection with the transformation of regions, the theater is in the management of the Košice Self-Governing Region.
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A set of photos of the family folk band from Presov, in which music is passed from generation to generation. The band members are the father, Julius Bandy and his three sons – Kristian, Julius and Samuel. They play cimbalom, double bass, violin and viola. They play both classical and dance music genres. Their repertoire include both Slovak and Romani folk music as well as music of other national minorities – Jewish, Ruthenian, Hungarian, Russian. They also play music from film.
The father, Julius Bandy, comes from musician family. He was born in Velky Saris. He graduated from the Elementary School for Music of Mikulas Moyzes as a cimbalom player. He also plays saxophone, double bass and harmonica. In the years 1982-1983 he played in the children folk ensemble Dubravienka in Presov. In the years 1985-1986 he was a part of the children folk ensemble Sarisancek in Presov. As 15 years old he started playing in the Theater of Alexander Duchnovic in Presov. His military service brought him to the Army Esemble of Art Janosik in Zvolen (1993-1994). He played cimbalom in several other bands and esembles – the Folk Band Presovcan, the Folk Ensemble Sabinovcan, the Folk Band Czardasz from Presov, the Folk Band of Jan Budyi from Humenne.
Kristian Bandy studied studied violin at the Elementary School of Art of Mikulas Moyzes in Presov. He continued his studies at Private Conservatory of Dezider Kardos in Presov (1-3 years), later moved to the Private Conservatory of Music and Drama in Kosice (4-6 years). He will study violin further on the Catholic University in Ruzomberok, the local branch in Spisske Podhradie. He is a guest player in the orchestra of the Romathan Theater, he leads the music part of the ensemble Fialecka at the Elementary School Srobarova in Presov. In the family band he plays viola.
Julius Bandy studied cimbalom at the Elementary School of Art of Mikulas Moyzes in Presov. He continued his studies at the Private Conservatory of Music and Drama in Kosice (1-4 years), which he graduated from at the end of the school year 2018-2019. In the family band he plays the double bass.
Samuel Bandy is the lead violinist of the family band. He studies violin at the Elementary School of Art of Mikulas Moyzes in Presov. For his excellen musical performance as a violin player he received several awards from competitions in Slovakia.
The family band was founded in 2013.
The sons Kristian and Julius graduated from the Private School of Music and Drama Arts in Kosice. The youngest one, Samuel, attends one of the elementary schools in Presov.