Seasons with Chorale: 17
Previous LAMC solos:
Bach St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Magnificat, B minor Mass, Mendelssohn A Midsummer NightÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂs Dream, Messiah
Voice Part CHORALE: Alto
Hometown: Debrecen, Hungary
Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest Hungary: BM and MM in Choral Conducting, Music Theory, Music Education; USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles: Masters of Music in Choral Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do? I teach a Hungarian Kodály-based Musicianship program and direct choirs at Cal Poly Pomona and Azusa Pacific University (Musicianship only); conduct an adult church choir at the La Verne Church of the Brethren.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Sing at the Saban Theatre for Jewish High Holidays; guest ensemble artist with Lark Society; guest soloist with LA Chamber Choir and in the wider Los Angeles area, and, whenever I get the chance, session singer on film scores.
Guest Appearances: Bach St. John Passion, Magnificat, B Minor Mass, St. Matthew Passion, Handel Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Alexander's Feast; Stravinsky Les Noces - LAMC; Mozart Requiem, Vespers, and Mass in C Minor, Bach B Minor Mass, Haydn Paukenmesse - Los Angeles Chamber Choir; Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream - LA Phil Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; St. Matthew Passion - Concordia University; Bruckner Te Deum - Santa Barbara Choral Society; Mahler 2nd Symphony with Young Artists Symphony Orchestra.
Recording/TV/Film: Górecki Miserere; Nico Muhly's A Good Understanding - LAMC; Verdi Messa da Requiem - LA Phil and LAMC under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel; Movie soundtrack highlights include Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Avatar; X Men: Wolverine, Days of Future Past, Akkaba; Godzilla; Tranformers 4&5; Smurfs 2; Wreck-It Ralph; Big Hero 6; Minions; Pixels; Hail, Ceasar!; Storks, Despicable Me 3; Jumanji 2; Smallfoot.
Highlights of your musical career: Working with Peter Sellars on Lasso's Lagrime and performing it.
Touring the world with the World Youth Choir; singing Bach motets under the direction of Maestro Frieder Bernius; singing for Helmuth Riling in Hungary and at USC; singing and touring with LAMC/LA Phil's staged productions of John Adams' El Niño and The Gospel According to the Other Mary.
Favorite choral work(s): J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion and B Minor Mass.
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience: Performances of Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro!
Jumping in last minute and pulling off the stunt of singing the mezzo solo in Stravinsky's Les Noces in Russian.
What are you listening to these days?
lease don't take this the wrong way, but, after a music-filled day of teaching and singing, I truly appreciate some silence or high quality news radio such as NPR. Otherwise I enjoy a great variety of music from bluegrass to world music and to Beethoven string quartets.
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Where do you live in L.A.? Passed the 57 freeway ... in a galaxy far, far away.