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.

Németh Judit

voice - alto, voice - mezzosoprano

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Judit Németh completed her early musical studies in Miskolc where she studied piano and singing. In 1981, she was admitted to the Franz Liszt Music College where she obtained first a vocal teaching diploma in 1986 and then an opera singing diploma in 1988. She studied throughout with Professor Éva Kurucz. In 1990, she began studying with Ilona Adorján. She has made numerous recordings, among them Handel´s St John Passion which won ´´Record of the Year´´ in 1988. She won a four year Philharmonia scholarship which enabled her to work with some distinguished conductors, such as Lamberto Gardelli, Helmut Rilling, Antál Doráti, Nicholas MacGegan and Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi. Judit Németh also won a scholarship to study at the Stuttgart Bach Academy and the Vienna Academy. In 1989, she won the special prize at the Barcelona Vinas International Singing Competition. She joined the Hungarian State Opera in 1990 and in 2002, enjoyed an immense success in the role of Waltraute from Die Göterdammerung in Beyreuth. In 2003, she made her debut as Ortrud from Lohengrin. She has taught at the Győr Music College since 1987. Her repertoire extends from Baroque, Classical and Romantic oratorio, lieder and naturally, operatic mezzo-soprano roles as well. She was awarded with Merited Artist Prize in 2014.

Current performances of Judit Németh
Koncertkalendárium (
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion (Highlights) Naxos 8.571002
1988 A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music Naxos 8.503134 3 CDs
1990 Vivaldi, Antonio: Juditha triumphans Hungaroton HCD 31063-64 2 CDs
1992 Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 Naxos 8.550428-30 3 CDs
1993 Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion Naxos 8.550832-34 3 CDs
1994 Händel, Georg Friedrich: János passió Hungaroton HCD 12908
1994 Kodály Zoltán karművészete 6.
(The Choral Music of Kodály 6.)
Hungaroton HCD 12948 Reissue of Hungaroton SLPD 12948 (1989)
1994 Bach, J.S.: Cantatas BWV 51 and BWV 208 "Hunt" Naxos 8.550643
1994 Bach, J.S.: Cantatas BWV 80 and BWV 147 Naxos 8.550642
1995 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Missa brevis Hungaroton HCD 31502
1995 Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion (Highlights) Naxos 8.553198
1998 Istvánffy Benedek: Szent Benedek mise; Kraus, Joseph Martin: Requiem
(Istvánffy: Messa dedicata al patriarcha Santo Benedetto)
Hungaroton HCD 31782
1998 Hungaroton Classic - 1999 Hungaroton HCD 31842 Sampler CD
1998 Haydn, Michael: Missa Hispanica Hungaroton HCD 31765
1998 Pachelbel, Johann: Áriák és duettek
(Pachelbel, Johann: Arias & Duets)
Hungaroton HCD 31736 Own
1999 Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio (Highlights) Naxos 8.554508
2001 Lotti Antonio: Kyrie; Gloria; Missia del sesto tuono Hungaroton HCD 32042
2001 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Requiem KV 620/ Haydn: Salve Regina Hob. XXIIIb:2 ORFEO Music Foundation OMFCD 002
2001 50 éves a Hungaroton - Énekművészek (1951-2001)
(Fifty Years of Hungaroton - Singers)
Hungaroton HCD 32096-98 3 CDs
2002 Life & Works of Bach Naxos 8.558051-54 4 CDs
2004 Family Symphony Naxos 8.557479DX
2005 Heavenly Voices - Bach, J.S.: Arias Naxos 8.557947-48 2 CDs
2007 The Spirit of Christmas Naxos 8.503195
2012 Great Sacred Masterpieces (10-CD Box Set) Naxos 8.501062 10 CDs
2014 Baldassare Galuppi: Operas and Sacral Works Hungaroton HCD 41012 8 CDs