Bio

photo: Zsófi Raffay

Schools & Musical Education

  • 2001 – 2005 Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music Budapest – Major: Piano and music theory
  • 2005 – 2007 Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest – Major: Choral conducting
  • 2005 – 2007 Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music Budapest, harpsichord major with Anikó Soltész
  • 2007 – Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, major: harpsichord / historical keyboard instruments with Prof. Christine Schornsheim
  • 2010/11 Exchange semester at the Tokio Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokio University of Fine Arts & Music)
  • 2011 diploma – harpsichord major (with best grades)
  • 2012/13 Master of Music, major: harpsichord with Prof. Christian Rieger, Folkwang University oft he Arts, Essen (graduation: 2013 – highest grades)
  • 2015 Master of Music – Professional Performance with major in basso continuo at the Folkwang University oft he Arts, graduated 2015 (highest grades)

Masterclasses (taken with)

Miklós Spányi, Nicholas Parle, Christine Schornsheim, Ketil Haugsand (Ringve International Masterclasses), Malcolm Bilson (Tage der alten Musik Sopron), Andreas Staier, Christian Rieger (Händel-Akademie Karlsruhe), Ensemble-Akademie des Freiburger Barockorchesters, Patrick Ayrton, Beatrice Martin – EUBO Masterclasses Luxembourg

Competitions

Premio Selifa – Early Music Competition 2015, 1st prize for the Ensemble „Il Quadro Animato”

Internationaler Biagio-Marini-Wettbewerb Neuburg an der Donau 2016 – 1stz prize for the Ensemble „Il Quadro Animato”
Gebrüder-Graun-Wettbewerb Bad Liebenwerda – special prize for the Ensemble „Il Quadro Animato”

Participation – being selected in the EEEmerging Program (Emerging European Ensembles) of the Centre culturel de rencontre d’Ambronay with Ensemble „Il Quadro Animato“ 2016 -2019

Scholarships

  • Scholarship of the Friedrich – Ebert – Foundation 2008-2014
  • Graduation Grant of the Munich College of Music (HMT München) 2011, financed by DAAD
  • Scholarship of the Ringve International Summer Masterclasses 2008
  • Scholarship of the Japanese Government for Exchange Students 2010/11

Teaching experience – University work

  • 2013/14 Accompanist at the Musikhochschule München
  • 2014 – 2017 Accompanist of the recorder class of Prof. Carsten Eckert at the University of Performing Arts (MDW) Wien
  • 2014 – appointed accompanist at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main (since April 2014)
  • accompanist at various masterclasses (Ringve Masterclasses Sund, Norway, Masterclass of Concerto Köln, Early Music Days Hungary in Vác, etc)

Further coaching activity

Sommer Oper Bamberg 2011 (Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro); bei den Iseum Festspiele in Szombathely (Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro), Ungarn sowie an dem Palast der Künste bei zahlreichen Opernproduktionen; bei der Ringve International Masterclass: Begleiterin beim Meisterkurs von Prof. Kristin von der Goltz, Bernhard Forck, Claire Lefilliatre, Emma Kirkby etc. in Norwegen (jeweils Sommer 2012-2015); Korrepetition bei dem Meisterkurs von Concerto Köln in Ochsenhausen 2015; Korrepetition beim Meisterkurs von Mechthild Karkow (Barockvioline) in Tonnerre, Frankreich 2019


Linguistic proficiency

  • Hungarian (mother tongue)
  • German (ZMP of the Goethe Institut, 2006 – living in Germany since 2007)
  • Englisch (C1 exam, 2004)
  • Italian (ca. B2)
  • Japanese (beginner)
  • French (ca. B1)

Artistic activity

Concerts/projects/cds:

Has performed at: Palace of Arts Budapest, Haydn Festival Eszterháza, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Bach Week Budapest, Kodály Centre Pécs, radio recordings (Bartók Radio for classical music, Bayerischer Rundfunk), Bachfest Leipzig, various theater engagements (Nationaltheater Mannheim, Landestheater Passau, Hungarian State Opera, Palace of Arts, Sommeroper Bamberg, Mozarteum Salzburg), Budapest Spring Festival, Schloss Esterházy Eisenstadt, Grafenegg Festival, Opera Royal de Versailles, etc. Unchanged: Has performed at: Palace of Arts Budapest, Haydn Festival Eszterháza, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Bach Week Budapest, Kodály Centre Pécs, radio recordings (Bartók Radio for classical music, Bayerischer Rundfunk), Bachfest Leipzig, various theater engagements (Nationaltheater Mannheim, Landestheater Passau, Hungarian State Opera, Palace of Arts, Sommeroper Bamberg, Mozarteum Salzburg), Budapest Spring Festival, Schloss Esterházy Eisenstadt, Grafenegg Festival, Opera Royal de Versailles, etc.

Has worked with: Il Quadro Animato (own ensemble 2015-2019), Emőke Baráth, Emma Kirkby, Camerata Salzburg, Pannon Philharmonic, Orfeo Orchestra Hungary, Bach Collegium München, Duisburger Philharmoniker, Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik, The Theatre of the Ears, Haydn Philharmonie, Tonkünstler Orchester

Cd recordings: see discography

Coming up: solo debut cd with works by G. F. Handel and Gottlieb Muffat – label: cpo, in cooperation with Deutschlandradio Kultur

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