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Lilla Horti

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Katalin Kokas about Lilla Horti:

“I believe Lilla needs no introduction to the Hungarian audience; she has won a Junior Prima Award and finished in second place at the 2nd Éva Marton International Singing Contest two years ago. “In a blink of an eye, Lilla Horti became a star,” wrote one of the music journals—and it’s true. In spite of her young age, she is constantly receiving requests for performances, this time from us, and with good reason. When we performed together in the Solti Hall one time, she sang beautifully and exactly like the ideal I had imagined. I felt I had to meet her. We had coffee, and as we were talking, I had the feeling that we were old friends. She is an outspoken, “heart on her sleeve” kind of person, and an incredibly intelligent and sensitive artist. We performed Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 with her last season, where she sang one of the most challenging pieces of music history with stunning precision. She is one of those rare singers that you can also rely on musically: there a few highly complex bits with Schoenberg where the strings must play incredibly complicated rhythmic patterns over each other, but Lilla was singing her own part so securely that it was no problem at all. But perhaps even more importantly, she is a pleasure to be around: always cheerful and radiant.”

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