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 was born 16th July 1967 in Hajdúnánás, Hungary. I was seven when I started to deal with music. When I heard someone, who later became teacher, play the violin beautifully I chose this instrument. I played the violin for four year, then the viola for another two. I finished my secondary school studies in Debrecen in the Zoltán Kodály Musical Secondary School. I started to play the bass there, where I also got acquainted with stage work, since as a bass player I was a member of a folk music band. After finishing the secondary school, it seemed obvious to continue my instrumental career. So I entered the Ferenc Liszt Musical Collage in Debrecen, where I gained a diploma as a bass player and teacher. I began to sing after graduation accidentally. In two years’ I attained a diploma of elementary school singing-master, and parallel to this I joined the Kodály Choir of Debrecen, where I sang between 1990 and 1995. During a competition organised by the choir and as a result of the success and prize I got there, I realised that singing is the musical tool that suits me most and that I can express myself best by singing. This was the reason why I decided to enroll for the soloist program of the College. My master was Mr. Endre Zádor, whom I am still very grateful. I graduated as a tenor soloist in 1995. In the meantime, during the five years with the Kodály Choir, I had the opportunity to perform many musical pieces and I participated in several tours abroad. In 1995 I was offered a tenor soloist position with the Honvéd Male Choir. I accepted it, moved to Budapest and I was a soloist there for five years. Those years were very fruitful for me. I performed many male choir pieces, among them
C. Franck’s A Major Mass or Liszt’s Szekszárd Mass. In this period I contributed to several records as a soloist in different genres. We recorded Johann Michael Haydn’s Schäffer kantata with the Ferenc Liszt Association of the Netherlands. I am very proud that I was awarded the “Singer of the year” in both choirs. In 2000 I had the opportunity to apply for admission to the Hungarian National Choir, where I have been a chorister up to this day.

Still in Debrecen, I was a founder of the Four Fathers acapella quartet in 1995. We became intensely active when I moved to Budapest and began to have more and more concerts. We have had much success to date. We have American songs of the ‘20s and ‘30s, the so called “Barbershop style”, evergreen adaptations and spirituals on our repertoire, which we always flavour with a lot of humour. We published six CDs in the last years, we contributed to some more, and also had the chance to make music with world famous musicians; for example with Joe Muranyi (Louis Armstrong’s clarinettist) or the Benkó Dixieland Band. In 2001 we were awarded the “Group of the Year” “EMERTON-prize” of the Hungarian Radio.

During the years of my career as a singer, I had the opportunity to try different genres as a soloist as well. I could perform Mozart’s Requiem, two Hungarian contemporary composers’ pieces: Sándor Hajdú’s jazz opera called “Signs of  Time” and Zoltán Laczó’s Requiem. I found the concert I performed with Philippopolis, a Bulgarian male choir singing orthodox religious music a very inspiring professional trip, which was recorded by the Hungarian National Television, too.

Humour has always been a very important part of my life, and it obviously blends my musical career as well. Humour is an organic element of the Four Fathers concerts; this is why we, among other pieces, created our own opera and operetta parodies. During the college years I founded the Bor-Ber duo with my friend, Sándor Berkesi, with whom we were performing musical parodies, mostly to our own amusement. My newest professional experience, which I consider to be a good detour and enjoy very much, is the musical dubbing of cartoons. My favourites in this area are Hercules, The Tigger Movie and Brother Bear.

I feel that the time has come to prove myself as a full-time professional soloist. The lyric opera roles suit me most: like for example Alfredo Germont’s role form La Traviata or Nemorino’s role from L’elisir d’amore. But I also enjoy oratorical pieces: like Mozart’s or Verdi’s Requiem. I think I can build a more intense rapport with the audience as a soloist than even as a member of a quartet.

Music is the most important thing in my life. It is good to feel that others are happy when I sing. This is the best way to express myself.

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