Krisztina Jónás – soprano
Armin Gramer – countertenor
Gábor Tokodi – lute, baroque guitar
Denés Karasszon – cello
Pál Németh – harpsichord, flute
„How beautifully shines the Morning Star"
Michael Praetorius: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Claudio Monteverdi: Jubilet, jubilet
Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina Misericordiae
Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata in A minor – Allegro
Tomaso Albinoni: Il Naschimento dell‘Aurora – Con cetra piú sonora
Claudio Monteverdi: Exulta, Filia Sion
Antonio Caldara: Ego sum Panis Vivus
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D major - II. Cantabile
Tomaso Albinoni: Il Naschimento dell‘Aurora – Questa fronda
Leonardo Leo: Di contento, di gioia e diletto
Claudio Monteverdi: O Beatae viae
Georg Friedrich Händel: Tanti strali
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Professional singer, graduated from Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 1998. There she was tutored by Júlia Pászthy, now her singing master is Katalin Schultz.
She attended master courses held by Adrienne Csengery, Júlia Hamari, Catherine Mackintos, Walter C. Moore and Anna Reynolds. In the years 1996,2001 and 2008 she was awarded the Artisjus prize for her work in performing and popularizing Hungarian music. Between 1999 and 2001 she received Fischer Annie scholarship for performing arts.
She had her first concert in the Chamber of Opera of Budapest in 1997, since then she has won fame in Hungary as a performer of oratorios, songs and contemporary pieces.
She is a regular participant of the Budapest Spring and Autumn Festival, Földvári Days and Contemporary Music Programmes. Her repertoire is from baroque to contemporary, which she performs in Hungary and abroad as well.
In 2003 she won the scholarship of the Soros Foundation for her performances and in 2004 Esztergom International Sacral Competition prize III.
The Austrian counter-tenor, Armin Gramer, studied singing at the Prayner-Konservatorium Wien (2002 diploma with distinction), then at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (2006 also graduated with honours). He also studied biology. He attended several master-classes, including with Paul Esswood in London. He is the winner of the competition of the Kammeroper Rheinsberg, where he appeared in 2004 in Harry Kupfer's production of George Frideric Handel's Ottone.
Even while studying Armin Gramer already appeared in various roles at the Wiener Konzerthaus (Dido and Aeneas), at the Wiener Kammeroper (Peri in Euridice and Blow in Venus und Adonis), at the Gurker Dom (Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi) and at the Musikwochen Millstatt. He has appeared in numerous concerts on stages in Austria and Germany with works by A. Vivaldi, J.S. Bach and Purcell. In 2007 he renewed his engagement at the Wiener Kammeroper (Agrippina by G.F. Handel), as well as participation at the Bach-Wochen Wien (Stabat Mater by A. Vivaldi) and the Barockfest Schloss Hof. At the Bayerische Staatsoper he appeared for the 3rd time in 2008-2009 season (Macbeth).