CSER Krisztián

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Krisztián Cser was born into a family of musicians in 1977. He graduated at the Liszt Academy of Music in 2008, his professor of solo singing was Éva Marton. As a student he performed a role in the operatic performance of Elektra in the Hungarian State Opera. He also attended international master classes of Éva Marton, Adrienne Csengery, Júlia Hamari, László Polgár, David Lutz, Alaistair Thomson and Ilona Adorján.

Krisztián Cser made his first professional appearance as an oratorio soloist in J. S. Bach’s Johannes Passion. His repertoire includes a wide range of musical styles from early baroque to contemporary music. Krisztián has worked with famous conductors as Pierre Cao, Helmuth Rilling, Peter Schreier, Tibor Bogányi, Zsolt Hamar, Zoltán Kocsis, Iván Fischer, Ádám Fischer, Zoltán Peskó, Muhai Tang, György Vashegyi and Tamás Vásáry. Krisztián regularly sings in concerts both in Hungary and abroad.

In 2004, Krisztián Cser was the winner of József Simándy Singing Competition. He was a finalist at Montserrat Caballe’s Singing Competition and was awarded a Special Prize at Geneva’s Competition. In 2007 he got the Annie Fischer scholarship. In 2010 Krisztián was awarded the Prize for the Hungarian Youth of March and in 2011 the scholarship of the Wagner Society.

In 2008, he made his opera debut in Spoleto, Italy, as Don Magnifico, which role he also sang in Japan. Since 2008 he has been a member of the Hungarian State Opera. In 2013 he played Bluebeard in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle in China when the opera was performed for the first time on stage and also performed it in Rouen at the Autumn Festival in Normandy. In 2014 beside singing Bluebeard in China (Beijing and Shanghai) again and also in Kiev (with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Kyrylo Karabyts) he went on a German tour performing Iván Fischer’s opera „The Red Heifer” with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by the composer. In February 2015 he performed Bluebeard conducted by Gaetano d’Espinosa in the Auditorium di Milano.

His future engagements include among others the performances of Mozart’s Zauberflöte (Sarastro) in the frame of an extensive tour in Europe and the USA with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer in 2016.

His important roles are Bluebeard, Figaro, Leporello, Sarastro, Colline, Caspar, Le Grand Inquisiteur, Ferrando, Hunding.