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Zsuzsi Tóth (Soprano)

Born: Hungary

The Hungarian soprano, Zsuzsi Tóth, began her musical studies with piano at the age of 7. She started classical singing at the Faculty of Music of the University of Szeged, receiving the Master`s degree in 2004. During her studies she won a Hungarian State Grant (2002-2003) as well as the "Huygens programma Scholarship" in The Netherlands (2006-2007). She was awarded the Bachelor degree in Early Music singing at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and recently completed her Master's with distinction as a student of Peter Kooy, Jill Feldman and Rita Dams. She participated on master-classes given by Martin Klietmann, Mitsuko Shirai, Julia Hamari, Marius van Altena, László Polgár, Adrienne Csengery and was being coached by Charles Toet and Nigel North. She participated in several national and internation competitions winning two 1st prises, a 3rd prise and a special prise. (Ruma, Yugoslavia, 2002, Budapest, Hungary 2003, Szeged, Hungary, 2004).

Zsuzsi Tóth has given concerts as a soloist with Collegium Vocale Gent (Director: Philippe Herreweghe), l'Arpeggiata, Sete Lágrimas, Le Concert Lorrain (Director: Stephan Schultz), Collegium 1704 (Director: Václav Luks) and Contrasto Armonico Baroque Orchestra. She is a regular member of several early music ensembles such as Vox Luminis Early Music Soloist Ensemble (Director: Lionel Meunier), Tetraktys (Director: Kees Boeke) and Restoration Company (Director: Will Wroth), and has sung with groups such as the Namur Chamber Choir, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Psallentes and Nederlands Kamerkoor.

CD recordings include the J.S. Bach's motets with Sette Voci (Ramee), a contemporary CD Silencio with Sete Lagrimas (Murecords), D. Scarlatti's Stabat Mater with Vox Luminis (Ricercar) and Monteverdi's Teatro d'Amore with l'Arpeggiata (Virgin Classic). Future CD releases include a Chantilly recording with Tetraktys and a Samuel Scheidt motets CD with Vox Luminis (Ricercar)


Source: Zsuzsi Tóth Website (Photos by Ola Renska)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

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Works

Philippe Herreweghe

Soprano

Member of Collegium Vocale Gent:
C-22 (2012):
BWV 25, BWV 138 [3rd],, BWV 105 [2nd], BWV 46
V-14 (2010:
BWV 225-230 [2nd]

Peter Van Heyghen

Soprano

R. Keiser: Brockes-Passion

Peter Kooy

Soprano

BWV 225-230, BWV Anh 159

Lionel Meunier

Soprano

Member of Vox Luminis:
Motets of Bach Family, including:
Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirb
J.S. Bach: Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159
Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Merk auf, mein Herz und sieh dorthin, BWV Anh 163

Jos van Veldhoven

Soprano

Video: BWV 36, BWV 61

Links to other Sites

Zsuzsi Toth, soprano (Official Website)

 

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