Krisztina Laki

The Hungarian soprano and voice instructor, Krisztina Laki, studied with József Réti in Budapest.

She made her professional debut in Berne, Switzerland, and was engaged as a leading member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany. Later on she held guest contracts with opera houses of Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Milan, Paris and Vienna, etc. (More than 40 premiers)

Numerours appearances with her wide variety of concert and lied repertoire have taken her to the worldwide most prestigious concert halls. She was a welcome guest at international festivals, too.

She worked with well known conductors like Roland Bader, Frieder Bernius, Adam Fischer, Lamberto Gardelli, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Carlo Maria Giulini, Leopold Hager, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marek Janowski, Sigiswald Kuijken, Raymond Leppard, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Georges Prêtre, Sir John Pritchard, Helmuth Rilling, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Heinz Wallberg, Bruno Weil, Lothar Zagrosek.

And directors such as John Dexter, Michael Hampe, Hans Hartleb, Leopold Lindtberg, Juri Ljubimow, Axel Manthey, Giancarlo del Monaco, Hans Neugebauer, Peter Palitzsch, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Otto Schenk.

Her highly praised interpretations of largely unknown composers like Salieri or women composers are evidance of her experienced singing culture.

Her discography comprises more than 50 recordings.

In 2001 Krisztina Laki retired from activity as a singer. Since then she dedicates herself to pass on her extensive experience and know-how in the art of classical singing- worldwide! She gives masterclasses, was member of various juries, is leader of workshops, holds presentations and was lecturer at several universities.