Presentation of Tamás Dusóczky’s book at the Zemplén Festival

Dusóczky Tamás

„Elmondhatom, vagyok” (I can say, I exist) written by Tamás Dusóczky, Honorary President of the Confrérie de Tokaj, will be presented at 6 pm on 15th August in the Old Palace of the Rákóczi Castle in Sárospatak.

At this celebratory presentation writer and journalist András Kő will talk with the author Tamás Dusóczky. Born in Budapest in 1931, his ancestors were famous: his maternal grandfather, Ferenc Kirchknopf, participated in the rowing eights at the 1908 London Olympics and his paternal grandfather, Károly Dusóczky, competed in the first Hungarian public athletics competition in 1875. As a young man he studied to be a physicist but he was sent away from university in his third year as his parents were resettled. He became a road bicycle champion and in 1954 set a world record for 500 kilometres. In 1956 he left Hungary and settled in Switzerland where he started to work with computers and became a top businessman. In 1993 he came home to Hungary and bought vineyards in the Tokaj Wine Region that had once belonged to his ancestors. On his arrival he was voted Grand Maître of the Confrérie de Tokaj.

With Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz – vocals

Entry is free!