BFO
Budapest Festival Orchestra

Krisztián Cser

Krisztián Cser was born in Szeged to a family of musicians. After graduation, he received a degree in physics from the University of Szeged. Between 2002 and 2006, he studied singing at the Szeged Academy of Music under István Andrejcsik. In 2008, he graduated from the opera faculty of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

He made his debut as an oratory soloist in 1998. He has sung under the baton of renowned Hungarian and foreign conductors such as Pierre Cao, Péter Eötvös, Helmuth Rilling, Peter Schreier, Muhai Tang, Gábor Hollerung, Kirill Karabits, Zoltán Kocsis, Fischer Ádám, Iván Fischer, Zoltán Peskó, György Vashegyi and Tamás Vásáry. He regularly gives recitals both in Hungary and worldwide. He is a finalist, special prize winner and winner of several international singing competitions. He made his debut as an opera singer in 2008 in Italy. In 2008, received a scholarship from and later became a resident performer with the Hungarian State Opera. He was asked to sing the title role for the premiere of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle in China. He has been performing Bluebeard regularly in Hungary as well as in other major cities around Europe and the world. He is a regular Budapest Festival Orchestra guest solo performer and a contributor to several of its European tours, singing Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and the title role of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle under the baton of Iván Fischer. In 2014, he received the Silver Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic.

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