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.

Jónás Krisztina

voice - soprano

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

1979-87 Piano in Zoltán Kodály Music School, Kazincbarcika
1987-92 Béla Bartók Secondary Music School in Miskolc, specialized in solo-singing
1992-98 Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, graduate as singer; tutor: Júlia Pászthy, accompanist: Katalin Hegedűs Gönczy

Master courses
Adrienne Csengery, Valéria Szervánszky, György Kurtág, Walter C. More, Júlia Hamari, Catherine Mackintos, Anna Reynolds
At present Katalin Schultz is the singing master

In 1996 she sang György Kurtág's Attila József Fragments in the play Der Pol by Vladimir Nabokov in Berlin, Paris and Switzerland. In 1998 she presented in the Chamber Opera of Budapest and at the Contemporary Music Festival; also was giving solo concerts.

1998-2003 Chamber opera roles
Peri: Euridice - Daphne, Monteverdi: Il ballo delle Ingrate - First Soul,
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - Second woman, Spirit,
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea - Drusilla, Monteverdi: Il Combattimento di Trancredi e Clorinda - Clorinda
Händel: Orlando - Dorinda, Händel: Xerxes - Atalanta

Hungarian composers' world premiere
Zoltán Jeney: Contrafactum, Funeral Rite
László Sáry: The annals of nature
György Kurtág: Fancsikó and Pinta Fragments Op. 40

1996, 2001 Artisjus Award
1999, 2000 and 2001 Annie Fischer scholarship
2003 Soros Foundation Scholarship
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
2002 Kurtág, Szőllősy, Sáry, Serei, Sári, Gyöngyössy BMC Records BMC CD 074
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion
2004 Krisztina Jónás & Budapest Saxophone Quartet: Spirit Allegro Thaler MZA-073
2012 Budapest Saxophone Quartet: Imagine Allegro Thaler MZA-105
2014 Baldassare Galuppi: Operas and Sacral Works Hungaroton HCD 41012 8 CDs