Seasons With Chorale: 17
Season Joined: 2000-01
Hometown: Debrecen, Hungary
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?
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.
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?
I love to sing with LAMC! Love, love, LOVE it! LAMC is my lifeblood. Singing here is one of the major factors that kept me from moving out of this great city and state to take other jobs.
It's a unique organization of which I am privileged and honored to be a part.
Where do you live in L.A.?
Passed the 57 freeway ... in a galaxy far, far away.