Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Csereklyei Andrea

voice - soprano

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Andrea Csereklyei, Hungarian soprano, was born in Kecskemét, and this is also where she completed her primary and secondary school studies. She has obtained diplomas in music theory teaching (Liszt Academy of Music - 1996), as a vocal teacher and chamber artist (Liszt Academy of Music Institute of Teacher Training - 2000), and in solo singing and teaching (University of Debrecen, Faculty of Musical Arts, MA - 2008).

Her debut on the opera stage was in 1998 (Pamina), followed by recitals where she mainly performs as a soloist of classical and baroque oratories. She frequently sings at song recitals, and has been involved in the premier of several contemporary works.

She is a frequent soloist of leading orchestras in Hungary and a returning guest of different festivals. She regularly appears as a guest artist of music theatre productions all over the country.

Her performances have been conducted by - among others - Helmuth Rilling, Zoltán Kocsis, Graeme Jenkins, Ádám Fischer, Tamás Vásáry, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, György Vashegyi, Gergely Kesselyák, András Ligeti, Gábor Hollerung, György Selmeczi. She was an active participant of master courses held by Anna Reynolds, Walter C. Moore, Adrienne Csengery, György Kurtág, and Júlia Hamari.

She has participated in a number of radio and television programs, and is the soloist of multiple records in the “World Premiere” series of medieval, renaissance and baroque music, published by Hungaroton Records. She participated in the opera history TV-series entitled Opera Tales From Kolozsvár, produced for Hungarian Public Television.

She won 3rd prize at the Johann Strauss Song Contest in Vienna in 1999, and was awarded the Artisjus Prize in Hungary the same year. She won the Annie Fischer scholarship in 2000-2001. In 2003, she was awarded the Ari Kupsus Society's scholarship. In 2007, she won the Special Prize at the International Händel Song Contest in Eger, and was a finalist at the L'Orfeo contest in Verona. She has been a guest artist in Vienna, Salzburg, Moscow, Cluj Napoca, Bucharest, Bratislava, Prague, the Hague, Florence, Munich, Stuttgart, London, and Mexico.

Her teachers include: Judit Sándor, Annamária Schmiedt, Katalin Schultz, and Mrs. Éva Raics Szerdahelyi.