“SINGING IS THE ART OF THE MOMENT,
AND GIVES WINGS TO THE IMAGINATION”
Sharon Christman, Washington (USA)
2012-2013 (solo singing)
2011-2012 (solo singing)
Maria Teresa Uribe / Budapest
János Richter Music High School, Győr
Tihamér Vujicsics Music School, Szentendre
Bence Szabolcsi Music School, Nyergesújfalu
I am currently living in Budapest, working as a freelance artist and in the field of cultural diplomacy. Music has given me a sense of freedom and a way of seeing the world. In 2017 I improved my vocal technique at a bel canto academy in Washington DC under the guidance of Betsy Bishop, Giovanni Reggioli and Jennifer Casey Cabot. I graduated as a classical vocal performer from the Liszt Academy of Music under Júlia Pászthy. I prepared for university with Claudia Visca at the Universität für Musik in Vienna and with Maria Teresa Uribe in Budapest. I graduated from the Győr Conservatory with a major in classical voice and a minor in violin. I studied folk singing with Katalin Szvorák at the Vujicsics Tihamér Music School in Szentendre, where I used my knowledge to win gold medals in several folk singing competitions. Here I made lifelong musician friendships, singing regularly with Csaba Ökrös at his summer concerts for many years. During my school years, I used my riding and singing skills to play the role of Réka in the play Stephen the King at the Komárom Horse Theatre, Briseis in the musical Troy and Hajnal in the play The last outlaw. In 2016, I sang the title role in Mozart's The Magic Flute as Papagena, and in 2018, I sang the title role in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at the MÜPA.
I currently sing in recitals and in baroque music formations at home and abroad. My vocal coach is Éva Bátori opera singer. Hungarian culture is also important to me, so in addition to classical music concerts, I also perform folk music.
On this album, we pay particular attention to the sources in which baroque music was combined with folk influences. We travel the globe to give you a taste of the unique soundscapes of the different regions of the 16-18th centuries. (Release date: 2021) Available on Spotify.
The core of the album consists of sacred and secular texts, as well as music from the earlier Jesuit missions. Listen to the unique and particular way in which indigenous folk music and Spanish baroque blended in 18th century Peru. (Year of release: 2020) Available on Spotify.
Arietta CD with guitarist Marton Stummer in 2013, we made a recording with bel canto repertoire, assisted by the Hungarian National Cultural Foundation.
I sang and took part in other CDs:
Szvorák Kati folk music recordings (Pünkösd, Éneklő Egyház, Talalaj)
John Dowland: Renassaince songs (2011)
Döbrentei Ildikó-Gulya Róbert: The sounds of the manger (2012)