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From the 1st of July 2017, Hungary took over the Presidency of the Visegrad Group (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic) for one year.

On this occasion, the Hungarian Cultural Institute organized a jazz concert on the 17th of April in the Sofia Live Club, by inviting a musician from each of the four countries. Hungary presented the Belgian saxophonist Zsári Tamás, who hosts the Balassi Jazz Club in Brussels since 2016. Other members of the V4 Quartet are Jaromír Honzák, double bass (Czech Republic), Marián Ševčík, drums (Slovakia) and Kuba Stankiewicz, piano (Poland).

"The creation and functioning of the orchestra - just as with the cooperation of the Visegrad group members - is a good example of the fact that when there is mutual respect we can achieve our common goals in the interest of protecting our cultures and values. Every musician in the orchestra represents one country from the Visegrad group, and from this point of view the orchestra is unusual and colorful, bearing true European values" - said Zsári Tamás.

The musicians really delighted the jazz fans that evening. Among them were ambassadors and diplomats, cultural figures and journalists.

The concert was a joint event of the cultural institutes and the embassies of the Visegrad group: the Polish Institute, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, the Hungarian Cultural Institute at the Embassy of Hungary, the Czech Center.