Born: 1959, Budapest, Hungary

 

Titles, position at Liszt Academy: senior lecturer

 

Department: Keyboard and Harp – piano accompanist and repetiteur training

 

Subject: piano accompaniment and repetiteurship as main subject

 

Education:

 

1973-77: piano, Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music, Budapest

 

1977-1983: piano, Liszt Academy of Music – studied under professors Sándor Falvai and Ferenc Rados.

 

Teaching activity:

 

1981-1991; 1999 – 2001 – repetiteur at the Voice and Opera Dept. of Liszt Academy (joined while still being a student!)

 

Since 2010 – professor of Piano Accompanist and Repetiteur MA studies at the Keyboard Dept./Piano Accompanist and Repetiteur Training subdepartment of Liszt Academy.

 

Since 2013 – Head of the Piano Accompanist and Repetiteur Training subdepartment (concurrent with repetiteur instruction duties).

 

Masterclasses:

 

He has been the repetiteur of the masterclasses of opera singer Sylvia Sass held annually in Rome since 2005.

Other activities:

 

Since 1999 – repetiteur at the Hungarian State Opera, currently he is the head repetiteur. He has a very wide repertoire of operas from early baroque to contemporary ones.

 

Since 1985 has been the regular accompanist of opera singers Andrea Rost, László Polgár, Erika Miklósa, József Simándy, Éva Andor, Syvia Sass on the national and international concert scenes, He has performed across Europe, Russia, USA, Japan.

 

He has regularly been invited to various international voice competitions, i.e. Barcelona (International Singing Contest Francisco Viñas), Wien (Belvedere Singing Competition), Athens (International Maria Callas Grand Prix), Helsinki (Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition), etc.

 

Prizes, awards:

 

2015 – Knight of Cross from the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic