Biography

 

 

Downloadable drafted version (Pdf document): BIOGRAPHY

 

 

CONTACT

 

E-mail: sopransafar@gmail.com

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 

 

My present consultant of singing:

Ms. Bernadett Wiedemann mezzosoprano, member of the Hungarian State Opera House

 

 

2004 - 2006

Member of the OperaStudio of the Hungarian State Opera House
Artistic leader: Géza Oberfrank (conductor) and Ionel Pantea (Bass-Bariton)

 

 

1999 - 2004 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary)

Majors: singing and teaching, Professor: Mrs. Erika Sziklay
Degree: master of music in singing and teaching

 

 

 

Active participation in MASTER CLASSES of the following well-known artists:

 

 

Ralf Döring, Axelle Gall, Renzo Giacchieri (director), Katalin Halmai, Júlia Hamari, Veriano Luchetti, Éva Marton, Evgenij Nesterenko, Anna Reynolds, Mietta Sighele, Bernd Weikl

 

 

AWARDS

 

Results of singing competitions

 

2009 Wien, Austria - 6th International Hilde Zadek Singing Competition - finalist

 

2006 Riva del Garda, (TN) Italy - Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Cantanti Lirici 'Riccardo Zandonai' - finalist, special award (scholarship)

 

2003 Szombathely, Hungary - International Joseph Haydn Aria Competition - 3rd prize and a special award from the Symphonic Orchestra of Szombathely

 

2003 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary - composers' competition special prize for the interpretation of a song cycle by Ilona Meskó

 

2003 Miskolc, Hungary - Singing Competition of the International Opera Festival of Miskolc
finalist, special award

 

2002 Szeged, Hungary - Simándy József National Singing Competition finalist, special award (in the category of university students)

 

2001 Baden bei Wien, Austria - - Competition of the Prague-Vienna-Budapest International Summer Academy, 3rd prize

 

1999 Szolnok, Hungary - Ádám Jenő IIIrd National and International Song Competition 1st prize

 

1998 Szeged, Hungary - Simándy József National Singing Competition - 2nd prize (in the category of secondary music school students)

 

 

Acknowledgements and Scholarships

 

2015 Silver Cross of Hungary

 

2013 Juventus Prize of the Hungarian State Opera House (founded by dr. Tibor Ádám and his wife)


2013/2014 "Starting out on a career" Artistic Scholarship by the XIth District of Budapest

 

2005 Annie Fischer Scholarship for Musicians

 

2004 Scholarship Award of the Parsifal Foundation, Budapest

 

2004 Scholarship Award of the Richard Wagner Foundation, Budapest

 

2004 Scholarship Award of Ari S. Kupsus Charity Society

 

2003 Artisjus Prize for the outstanding work in Hungarian contemporary music

 

2003/2004 Republican Scholarship

 

2001/2002 Art Scholarship of the Town Zalaegerszeg

 

I have been holding the microphone authorization for the Bartók Radio Station of the Hungarian Radio since 2003.

 

 

Participation in FESTIVALS

 

Pécs Spring Festival (Hungary) - 2012

 

Wiener Festwochen (Austria) - 2011

 

'Bartók+...' International Opera Festival of Miskolc (Hungary) -2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

 

Veszprém Summer Festival (Hungary) - 2006

 

Budapest Spring Festival (Hungary) - 2006, 2005, 2003

 

Budapest Autumn Festival (Hungary) - 2005, 2004

 

Kuressaare Opera Festival (Estonia) - 2005

 

 

Participation in the productions of the following THEATERS

 

Bartók Béla National Concert Hall, Palace of Arts - 2014

 

National Theater of Pécs (Hungary) - 2012

 

National Theater of Győr (Hungary) - 2012

 

National Theater of Miskolc (Hungary) - 2011

 

Theater an der Wien - 2011

 

Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest - 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

Erkel Theater of the Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest - 2007, 2006, 2014

 

Festival Theater - Palace of Arts, Budapest - 2009, 2006

 

Csokonai Theater, Debrecen (Hungary) - 2005, 2013

 

 

 

Great CONDUCTORS whom I worked with

 

the Hungarian Mátyás Antal, Philippe de Chalendar,  Iván Fischer, Thomas Herzog,  Gábor Horváth, Géza Köteles, András Keller, Gergely Kesselyák, Balázs Kocsár, János Kovács, László Kovács, Zoltán Kocsis, András Ligeti, Ádám Medveczky, Péter Oberfrank, Tamás Pál, István Silló, Csaba Somos, Katalin Váradi, György Vashegyi, András Vass, Kálmán Záborszky and Michael Halász from Austria, the Italian Marco Balderi, Joseph Rescigno, the Estonian Erki Pehk and the Israeli Omer Meir Wellber

 

 

Great SINGERS whom I sang with

 

Gábor Bretz, Renato Bruson, Giorgio Casciarri, Francesco Demuru, Francesco Ellero D'Artegna, George Gagnidze, Giuseppe Giacomini, József Gregor, Reinhard Hagen, Péter Kálmán, Klára Kolonits, Kolos Kováts, Ildikó Komlósi, Georgina Lukács, Éva Marton, Erika Miklósa, Levente Molnár, Chen Reiss, Andrea Rost, Anton Scharinger, José Sempere, Eszter Sümegi, Bernadett Wiedemann

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

2009 DVD
G. Donizetti: Il campanello - Serafina (DunaTV)

 

2006 Voice, 2009 Picture DVD
C. Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea - Damigella (Cinemafilm Ltd & Hungarian TV 2009)

 

2006 CD
H. Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - 1st Witch (MKB Bank - not for sale)

 

2002 CD
W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro - Barbarina (NAXOS 2004)

 

 

COMMAND of LANGUAGES

 

Hungarian State Certificate of Intermediate en
Hungarian State Certificate of Intermediate German
basic Italian

 

 

 

Gallery

'...harmony of grace and vocal clarity...' (Géza Fodor critic)