Dr Judit Rajk

27. July 2018


Judit Rajk, contralto, obtained her diploma in singing in 1994 and her doctorate in 2009 at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, where she is now an assistant professor in the Church Music Department. She is teaching voice training, methodology and  voice training history. Since 2013 she has been teaching voice training at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét.

She is a concert singer and a singer of lieder and other varieties of song. She has sung in the premieres of numerous contemporary works, some of which were especially dedicated to her. In 2005 and in 2011 she received the Artisjus Prize for performing new Hungarian contemporary music. In 2004, for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Holocaust, she recorded a memorial oratorio with the Oscar prize winner actor, Maximillian Schell. Ms. Rajk has performed as a soloist with several orchestras in Hungary and abroad including the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper and the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin, the Simfonietta92 at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Concertante di Chicago and the Turkish Presidental Orchestra.

Her Hungaroton Classic CD, on which she sings the main role of the contemporary opera Roman Fever by Gyula Fekete, received an outstanding review in Opera News Magazine.

Since 2009 Ms. Rajk has been working as the artistic manager of the FUGA classical concerts at the FUGA Budapest Architectural Centre. Since 1998 Ms. Rajk has been the Board member of the European Cultural Foundation Budapest and in 2009 she was elected as the Head of the Board.