The Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra is a Hungarian symphony orchestra made up of Roma musicians. They focuses on works by composers inspired by Hungarian folk and urban music, including Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Vittorio Monti, Piotr Tchaïkovski, Johann Strauss and Johann Strauss II. The orchestra has been active for 30 years as a classical symphony orchestra.
In 2000 they won the Hungarian Heritage Award, the same year they were included in the Guinness Book of Records. Since its inception, the orchestra has released 27 CDs and 5 DVDs, of which 5 have been certified platinum and 9 certified gold.
The orchestra was included in the Hungarikum Collection as a "world-renowned artistic and traditional practice" and therefore has the right to use the title of Hungarikum since March 18, 2014.
The project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is funded through the Grow Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.