From the Art of Royal Courts to Salons
Pieces by Abel, Carissimi, Haydn, Marais, Monteverdi, Mozart and Purcell
Eva Bodrogi - soprano
István Kónya - Baroque lute
Lúcia Krommer - viola da gamba
All three musicians return to Hungary from European bastions of old music to show their internationally gained expertise and concert experiences to the Hungarian audience. Their concerts include works by the most important songwriters and composers of the Baroque and Classical periods. Their goal is to give the audience a colorful cross-section of this exciting period of music history and culture.
Éva Bodrogi earned her degree in old music as a student of Susan McCulloch, Emma Kirkby and Nancy Argenta at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, then received her Master's Degree in Miskolc under the tutelage of Katalin Schultz. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music. In 2000, she won second place at The German Song competition in London. As a member of the Palladium Chamber Opera Company she has sung several opera roles, and worked with William Christie, Catherine Mackintosh, Ars Antiqua Austria, the Savaria Baroque Orchestra and the Orfeo Chamber Orchestra among others.
István Kónya, a lute artist, studied the guitar at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Debrecen under the tutelage of Zoltán Tokos. Between 1989 and 1994 he studied the Renaissance and Baroque lute, archlute and chitarrone at the Baroque faculty of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Netherlands) under Toyohiko Satoh. The first Hungarian lute artist with a relevant degree (1994). He received his chamber music diploma here in 1996. As a soloist, accompanist and member of various orchestras, he gives concerts in several European and American countries. Since 1993 he has been a regular teacher of lute at Hungarian old music courses. His solo recordings include Three Centuries of Lute Music, S. L. Weiss: Lute Suites. He has laso performed close to 50 concerts at the Budapest History Museum.
Lúcia Krommer (Pécs) graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Szeged in 1994 as a cello teacher and chamber musician, then in 1996 graduated with honors as a cello artist at the Budapest Academy of Music under the tutelage of Ede Banda. Later she studied the viola da gamba at the Szeged Academy of Music, then continued her viola da gamba studies at the Viennese Academy of Music under José Vázquez. She has been playing the viola da gamba and Baroque cello as a soloist and also as a member of various old music ensembles in Europe. Between 2002 and 2006, she taught at the old music faculty of the University of Brno. She regularly teaches old music courses in Hungary, Austria, France, Spain and the Czech Republic.
Tickets: 1600 Ft, Student tickets: 800 Ft