Feb 12 2013


At La Pineta we played for Sonja Lotter’s 50th birthday on Saturday.The restaurant is fantastic,set in a forest and overlooking the Cape Winelands.The ideal spot for uplfting light classical music, romantic Italian serenades,Andrew Lloyd-Webber,and for strolling musicians to do their thing. http://www.forest44.co.za

We have previously played for Sonja’s 40th birthday,and the majority of her guests recognised us instantly,and were most excited to hear us play again.Sonja has already booked us for her 60th!

We started on the glorious patio beneath the trees, performing our happiest numbers to celebrate this wonderful woman’s special day!She plied her guests with the most delicious food and wine,and entertained them royally with us ,a power point presentation,and a comedian.Thank you Sonja for that magnificent evening!As they say in Hungarian,”God keep your habit!”

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Feb 11 2013


The Hungarian Trio ,Nerina,Donat and Gabor,declare that we take a stand against gender violence in South Africa.

We stand for music,truth,beauty and love.

May the healing power of music calm,enlighten and make all of  our souls whole.

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Feb 8 2013


We always love playing at Rickety Bridge,that stunningly beautiful winery on the outskirts of Franschoek. - http://www.ricketybridgewinery.com

The bridal couple held their special occasion on the smooth,green lawn in front of the Manor House,overlooking the mountains and valley.Of course,the 16 December was warm and balmy,ideally suited for live musical entertainment to add a special touch of romance.Inside,the dinner venue was gloriously decorated for the delicious feast and magnificent Rickety Bridge wines which were to follow!We were happy to play for Jackie,the long-standing events manageress,as it was her last function before going to live in Austria for a while.We wish you all the best Jackie,it was always a pleasure to play for you!

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Feb 5 2013


Hello all you wonderful music lovers out there!Today is the day of the Red Hot Chile Peppers Concert!www.redhotchilipeppers.com
But for those of you who would prefer your live musical entertainment more restrained,we of the Hungarian Trio can offer you the most exquisite,delightful music!Strolling musicians will serenade your guests with items from the shows,we have some gorgeous tunes from Les Miserables!Its a great time for fabulous music of all descriptions!
Here are two clients who decided to grace their wedding with our mix of light classical background music,string-quartet style, and romantic strolling serenades.Both held their weddings at Welgelee Wine Estate in the Cape Winelands,Sharyn Rook on 30 Novemeber and Mike Dodgen on 17 December.Welgelee is a very beautiful,rural venue,and is also very affordable-a great plus.It is run by a charming and efficient family.Weddings are observed by the horses in a nearby field,very music loving creatures! - http://www.welgelee.com

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Jan 31 2013


Light classical background music,romantic strolling musicians-live musical entertainment for a perfect Cape Town wedding is what the Hungarian Trio provided for lovely Ulrike van der Horst’s wedding.As a member of her own string quartet,she is a discerning musician and chose our unique mix.Her splendid venue was Hidden Valley in December,in the Stellenbosch Winelands. http://www.hiddenvalleywines.co.za

For her Wedding March,Ulrike chose the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,and the groom being Jewish,Siman Tov was played after the breaking of the traditional glass during the ceremony.The officiant was Peter Fox,a favourite marriage officer .We always enjoy the pleasure of listening to his wise,inspiring guided reflections.Peter can be reached through St Luke’s Hospice - http://www.stlukes.co.za

During lunch,the guests revelled in the delicious food provided by Overture Restaurant,with its magnificent view over the Winelands.This restaurant is the worthy recipient of a Diners’s Club Platinum Award,and was voted 4th best restaurant in South Africa in the Prudential Eat Out Awards.The Wedding Cake too,was utterly delectable! Indeed a discerning client,for food and music too!Through the tables we strolled,serenading everyone with their own lovely tunes.

At the wedding,we were delighted to see Ulrike’s parents,long-time clients of ours.Johannes is now a retired Old Mutual top executive,and Elinore his wife is a great music-lover.For her,we played her favourite ,Di Rigori from Der Rosenkavalier.

Later,everyone happily danced waltzes and tango’a with great abandon. A wedding in a million.

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Jan 29 2013


We performed the Wedding March , light classical background music ,and next to the Wedding Cake,stirring gipsy tunes while serenading the guests at Jo-Ann Stanford’s beautiful wedding at Zevenwacht Wine Estate in Kuilsriver. http://www.zevenwacht.co.za

This is always a favourite ,romantic venue,with the Marriage Ceremony being held next to a lovely natural lake on rolling green lawns,surrounded by shady trees,in front of the historic Manor House.The bride entered to the famous Kanon in D by Pachelbel,and exited to the Wedding March by Mendelssohn.Her special request was for Beethoven’s Ode To Joy,we were happy to oblige her.What a wonderful,romantic wedding,what happy guests!

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Jan 28 2013

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO-farewell banquet for top executive

In December we went to the Headquarters of British American Tobacco,

located in Stellenbosch,to play for the farewell banquet of Hennie Dippenaar,one of their top executives who had decided to take early retirement and enjoy time with his family.We had played for Hennie before,some years previously,for his 50th birthday party,held at Barrique

situated in Vredenheim.We are always very happy to play music again for our satisfied clients,and to catch up on their news.This particular evening,like the one at Barrique,was a beautiful and elegantly happy evening.There were many moving tributes to Hennie and his achievements.Food was wonderful,provided by Pink Caterers.

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Jan 25 2013


On the last day of December we drove to the heart of the Elgin Valley,to Southhill Estate,a wonderful wine farm overlooking the rolling hills and valleys.


Under a shady tree,Charline Mingot,a beautiful girl all the way from France,and her beloved, made their vows.  Several chic friends from France joined the local South Africans in drinking the health of the happy couple in the most delicious French Champagne. They were all enchanted by the French cafe’ music played by the clever strolling musicians of the Hungarian Trio! Under Paris Skies, She by Charles Aznavour, C’est ci Bon, La Vie an Rose and so on-in addition we did all our gypsy music as per the wishes of the lovely bride. A simple,beautiful ,most memorable wedding.

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Jan 23 2013


We played a delightful wedding at Edenheim in December.We are always very happy to play at Edenheim,situated in the Paarl Winelands. www.edenheim.co.za

It is a particularly pretty venue,with a cool and beautiful circular large pond ,in the middle of which is a small island where the couple can say their vows,encircled by flowers and shady trees.The venue itself is blissfully cool,most welcome in the sweltering heat of the Boland summer!The owners of the venue are incredibly warm,friendly,hospitable people who make sure that everything runs smoothly and that everyone feels at home.

This was a happy occasion on the Day of Reconciliation,we started with light classics to set the tone next to the water,and continued with contemporary romantic favourites,jazz standards and of course the guests were thrilled by the strolling musicians who serenaded them with Pavarotti favourites and music from the shows!

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Jan 19 2013


We were delighted to play for beautiful Marcia Krige’s wedding on the family wine farm,Kanonkop,in the Stellenbosch Winelands.


The glorious front garden overflowed with flowers ,and even the family dogs were most smart in their colourful scarves.The elegant guests greatly enjoyed the fine wines of Kanonkop,and our vibrant live musical entertainment.We were very happy to bump into several previous clients,who had been so kind as to recommend us.Of course,we played their favourite tunes for them,from romantic serenades to jazz standards.

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