Zsolt Molnár


Zsolt Molnár
Opera singer baritone
Born in Budapest in 1971, Zsolt Molnár first attended the Béla Bartók High School of Music (1989-1990) before studying under Éva Andor in the voice program at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (1993-1998). In 1997 and 1998 he participated in courses held by József Gregor and Kolos Kováts. He has also continued his artistic training in programmes with László Polgár, Sylvia Sass, Adrienn Csengery, Ilona Adorján and Dr. Jenő Sipos. In the 1999/2000 season, he was a scholarship student in the opera department of the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, and has been a regular guest singer at the Hungarian State Opera since 2000.
Major concerts of his include performing several times both in Hungary and abroad between 1998 and 2000 with the MATÁV Symphony Orchestra, András Ligeti and the Ernő Dohnányi Orchestra under the direction of Gábor Hollerung (singing the bass solo in Handel's Messiah) in the Great Hall of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, at the Budapest Congress Center, at the Chassé Theater in Breda, Dr. Anton Phillips Hall in The Hague, as well as in the concert halls of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Comptetitions:
Seventh Sylvia Geszthy International Coloratura Singing Competition, Luxembourg – special prize (2000)
International Singing Competition Schloss Rheinsberg – one of the winners (2000)