Following several open-air programmes, musical life is resuming at the Hungarian State Opera – outdoors. On 19 August 2020, the eve of the National Holiday, the park surrounding the new venue called Eiffel Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann.
Beginning with 1 July, guided tours are available again at the Opera House. English language tours take place daily at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Tours in Hungarian are offered at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.
The Hungarian National Ballet, the 136-year-old official ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera, announces an online audition upon invitation for soloists and corps de ballet with contracts starting from 15 July 2020 or 1 October for soloists, and 15 July 2020 for corps de ballet (depending on the applicants’ work visa requirements). Applications by classically trained, professional male and female ballet dancers are welcome. Outstanding technique and qualities are a must.
Musical life is resuming at the Eiffel Art Studios – outdoors. The park surrounding the Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann.
Dear Visitors and Customers,
The management of the Hungarian State Opera would like to express their gratitude (also on behalf of the sales team) for the patience and understanding shown by their customers in the past weeks and without whom the institute would have no future. The artists and employees of the Opera are determined to do their best to reward all the love and trust once the epidemic is over.
orchestra member, principal cello
Education and training: Béla Bartók High School of Music, Miskolc (1983-1987) Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, graduated with honours as a cellist and teacher; teachers: Csaba Onczay and András Mihály (1988-1993) Royal Academy, London (1992) - György Pauk Amadeus String Quartet Alberni String Quartet Brodsky String Quartet
Competitions: Antal Friss National Cello Competition, third place (1986) Antal Friss National Cello Competition, first place (1988) European Youth Cello Competition, Varna, Bulgaria (1989) Leó Weiner International Quartet Competition, first place (1990-1992) - as a founding member of the Amabile Quartet
Professional work: Recordings: Hungarian Radio (1992) Italian Radio (1992) Music festivals: Birmingham, Dartington, Riva del Garda (1991-1995) Teaching activities: János Richter High School of Music, Győr (1993-1998) Farkas Ferenc Music School, Budapest (1993-1998) Orchestral activities: Budapest Festival Orchestra (1993-1998) - scholarship winner, later regular auxiliary member São Paulo Opera, Brazil (1998-1999) - guest artist Budapest Festival Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Strings, Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, Concerto Budapest, MÁV Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (1999-2014) - orchestra guest musician Sonora Hungarica Chamber Orchestra (1990-1992) - principal Szabó Quartet, Klagenfurt (2006-) - regular member MÁV Philharmonic (2008-2010) - principal cello Partnered with Béla Drahos, Ádám Fellegi and Jenő Jandó in numerous engagements for Hungarian Radio. Successful soloist appearances in Europe, the USA, Panama and Argentina. Currently principal cellist with the Hungarian State Opera, the Hungarian Virtuosi and Kammerorchester Arpeggione Hohenems.