... it is rare to hear a trained lyric bel canto tenor like János
on a Hungarian stage..."
Tallián - Muzsika 2005)
tenor, was born in Marosvásárhely, a Transylvanian city in
began studying violin in the local music school and later graduated
in the voice section of the Marosvásárhely School of the Arts. His
teacher was Mária Papp.
1998 he was accepted into the local Philharmonic Chorus.
began his solo career in 2000 singing in Mozart’s Requiem.
year he also participated in a number of national and international
competitions, winning first place in the Brasso Sacred Competition.
2001, Mr. Szerekován was accepted into the Hungarian Radio Chorus
and sang a solo with the chorus in the Schütz Christmas
also began studying under Boldizsár Keönch, dean of the voice
faculty at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest.
debuted at the Hungarian State Opera in 2003 in a production of
fa il Ladro.
He has been awarded both the Nívó
and the Lajtha vocal awards in Hungary.
Szerekován participated in the Majk International Mastercourse with
Ionel Pantea and Zsuzsa Misura and studied in a mastercourse with
Thomas Houser in Pennsylvania, USA in 2007.
is a regular guest artist at the Debrecen Csokonai Theater and the
Szeged National Theater.
has appeared on numerous recordings of the Hungarian Radio.
(Transylvanian Spinning Room) Kodály
di Siviglia Rossini
lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai
La Nozze di Figaro Mozart
Lucia (with Andrea Rost) Donizetti
Pasquale (with József Gregor) Donizetti
Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa
Comte Ory Rossini
Francesca da Rimini Zandonai
Madama Butterfly Puccini
Andrea Chénier Giordano
Szerekován has a broad oratorium repertoire, enjoying particular
success internationally as the Evangelist in Bach’s Passions. Most
recently, he sang this role in the Matthew Passion in Bucharest on
the renowned Atheneum stage. Critics had this to say about that
other exceptional performance was given by tenor János Szerekován,
who was born in Marosvásárhely, but currently works in Hungary. He
is a professional, well-trained lyric tenor. He has a voice
that easily accomodates the Mozart repertoire as well as baroque
music. On this occasion, he performed the Evangelist with a
dramatic sense of the rich, complex meaning of that role.
Amazingly, he sang the recitatives and both of the difficult tenor
artist regulary sings with Hungary’s top orchestras as well as
those of other countries. He is a permanent soloist with the
Szeged Symphonic Orchestra and the Vaszy Viktor Chorus, the ELTE
orchestra and the Central Baptist Choir as well.
Mihăescu, Robert Houlihan, Fahrettin Kerimov, Michael Gläser, János
Czifra, Michael Sekulla, Sándor Gyüdi, Mátyás Antal, Lóránd
Szalman(†), Franz Lamprecht, Tamás Pál, Romeo Rimbu, László Molnár, László
Gerhát, Árpád Dárdai, Ferenc Nagy, Miklós Cser, Gergely Ménesi,
Gergely Kaposi, György Vashegyi, János Fürst(†), József
Horváth, Géza Török, Géza Köteles, Gábor Hollerung, László Kovács, Csaba Somos, Pál
Ferenc Sapszon, Péter Erdei, Zoltán Pad, Ilarion Ionescu Galati,
Steffen Schlandt, Georg Schmöhe, Márton Rácz, dr. Gábor Baross (†), Gábor
Oláh, István Zimányi, Gábor Kardos, Ferenc Koczka, Cornelia von Kerssenbrock, Shinya Ozaki, Reynold Meylan, Michel Cavin, Kálmán
Strausz, Csaba Somos, Hooman Khalatbari
Miklós Szinetár, Csaba Káel, Mária Angyal (†), Mihály Kerényi, Mária Harangi, Balázs Paróczai, Attila Toronykői, Attila Demény, Dénes Gulyás, László Bagossy, Balázs Kovalik , Csaba Némedi, Miklós Somai , Petra-Luisa Meyer, Ferkay Tamás, András Kürthy, Bodolay, László Készeg, Viktor Nagy
- Tenor solo in Misa
(Kodály) with Pécs Chamber Orchestra, cond. Aurél Tillai (CD)
- Tenor solo in
(Haydn) with the Szeged Symphonic Orchestra and soloists József
Gregor and Tatiana Davidova (DVD)
- Tenor solo in Inno
Lady of Heavens
(Luciano Simoni) with Marosvásárhely Philharmonic Orchestra, cod.
Rambu Romeo (CD)
- Tenor solo in Carmina
with Békéscsaba Symphonic Orchestra, cond. Dániel Somogyi-Tóth
2013 - Ebelasztin role in Háry János (Kodály) with the Hungarian State Operahouse