Renáta Darázs

Conducting Department, Kodály Institute - Kecskemét Division

Born: 1976, Sopron


Academic degree, university post: senior lecturer


Subject: voice training



1997-2002: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – solo singing, professor: Júlia Pászthy

2002: solo singing lessons with singing teacher Éva Lax

2005-2008: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, scholarship doctoral student – programme heads: Erika Sziklay, Éva Marton
2012: doctoral dissertation on the songs of Gabriel Fauré


Master classes:

Zsuzsa Misura (Budapest), Júlia Hamari (Stuttgart), László Polgár (Zürich), Walter C. Moore (Vienna), David Lutz (Vienna), Anna Reynolds (London), Mathias Oldag (Leipzig)


Teaching activities:

since 2002: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Conducting Department – Voice training, Choral voice training and teacher of The Human Voice subjects

2002-2005: Horváth József School of Arts (Sopron) – solo singing teacher
since 2010: Kecskemét Kodály Institute – voice coach


Principal concerts:

1998-2002: alternative theatre productions, operas directed by András Almási-Tóth and Balázs Kovalik in several theatres in the country (Nyíregyháza, Budapest)

2002-2003: Sopron Petőfi Sándor Theatre – Baroness Lili – title role, The Lady of the Camellias – role of Adéle

from 2002: sang in approx. 20 concerts per year in Hungary (Budapest, Sopron, Sümeg, Győr, Tata, Vác), Austria (Eisenstadt, Grosshöflein), Germany (Stuttgart), Italy (Rome, Grottamare), Russia (Moscow, Khanty-Mansiysk) with a repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the 20th century.
During her time as a doctoral student she was a regular performer in the Doctoral Season Ticket Series organized by the Liszt Academy. Over the past few years she has had parts in several contemporary presentations. András Wilheim is her regular piano accompanist.

1998: 1st Simándy József International Singing Competition, 1st prize






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