Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Judit Rajk Photo: Lenke Szilágyi

Judit Rajk

Church Music Department, Kodály Institute

Classical Singing, Early Baroque Liturgical Songs, Voice Production Techniques

Academic degree, university position: DLA, Associate Professor at the Church Music Department and at the International Kodaly Institute

Studies:
1985-87: Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Humanities, Budapest – Studies of English and Russian linguistics
1987-93: Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest – Vocal studies
1993: Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest – Diploma in Voice and Vocal Teaching
1994- Private voice studies with Prof. Margit Kaposy
2002-2009: Doctor of Music Program at the Franz Liszt University
of Music, Budapest
2009: Doctorate Degree (DLA in honor "summa cum laude" ("with highest honor") Thesis: The Features of the 19th-Century Russian Romance Reflected through the Lyric Poetry of Pushkin

Teaching experiences:
1993-96: "Teatrum" School of Theatre, Budapest – Voice Training Teacher
1994-98: Merlin Theatre, Budapest – Merlin Drama Studio – Voice Training Teacher
1995-2001: Weiner Leó Secondary Music School, Budapest – – Solo Singing Teacher
2001-2002: Shakespeare School of Theatre, Budapest – Voice Training Teacher
2003- Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest – Associate Professor in Solo Singing at the Church Music Department
2013- International Kodály Institute – Associate Professor in Solo Singing

Related Professional Experiences:
2009- Artistic Director of FUGA Classical Concerts at FUGA in Budapest
1998- Member of the Board of the European Cultural Foundation Budapest
2009- Head of the Board of the European Cultural Foundation Budapest

Concerts:
http://juditrajk.com/schedule-6.html

Recordings:
Gyula Fekete: Roman Fever - opera (Hungaroton, HCD31914, Classic, 2000)
Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37 (Hungaroton, HCD32307, 2000)
Allen Brings: Three Sonnets from the Portuguese for contralto, violin & bassoon (Spectra, 2009)
Orientale Lumen II - with the Saint Ephreme Male Choir (BMC, 2015)

Prizes, Awards:
2005, 2011, 2018: Artisjus-Prize – for performing new Hungarian contemporary music

Website: www.juditrajk.com

Contact: rajkjudit[at]gmail.com