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Judit Felszeghy, a coloratura soprano, was trained in the Kodály-method in Budapest, Hungary. She started her musical education on the piano and the recorder, and from the age of 6 she sang in various choir schools. Later on she sang in prominent youth choirs and was a soloist in various small groups, always feeling most at home with mediaeval, renaissance, baroque and classical repertoire.
Judit graduated in singing from the Leo Weiner College of Music in Budapest with distinction. She studied with famous coloratura sopranos: Prof. Sylvia Geszty, Prof. Krisztina Laki and Prof. Csilla Ötvös in Vienna and in Budapest. In England she feels very lucky to have regular lessons with one of her singing idols, Dame Emma Kirkby, and also with the wonderful Christine Cairns.
Judit's special vocal talent is that she can sing extraordinarily fast, pearl-like coloraturas, which is particularly suitable for performing virtuoso baroque arias. Her voice has a natural pure clarity combined with the art of virtuosity.
Judit is the co-founder and the soprano soloist of the internationally acclaimed early music group, Ensemble Marquise. Judit moved to the UK in 2009 and since then has been building a growing reputation as a professional soloist and as a singing teacher. She regularly sings solos for Fiori Musicali early music group, and performs as a soloist for various music societies around Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
Recent engagements include a concert with the Orchestra of St John's under the baton of John Lubbock in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Judit has been invited to perform at renowned festivals and has appeared and gained success in prestigious concert halls, historic houses and stately homes in Hungary, in the UK (including London) and in other countries of Europe.
Besides music she is highly interested in languages. She got her degree from ELTE University in Budapest where she studied Russian philology. Apart from English and Hungarian she also speaks Russian, German and Italian.
Photos by Krisztian Andraska
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