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.

Kiss Noémi

voice - soprano

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Born in Hungary, Noémi studied at the Academy of Music in Budapest and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her teachers in England were Nancy Argenta, Emma Kirkby and Jessica Cash. Her repertoire is wide-ranging, from Renaissance songs through European Baroque to contemporary music.

She has performed in many of Europe's concert halls. She sang at the Música Antigua festival in Spain with the famed English trio Romanesca. She has had a successful co-operation with the Slovakian early music group Solamente Naturali, performing together in numerous countries. Her roles include Handel's Ezio and Xerxes and Messiah and Bach's St Matthew Passion at the Concertgebouw, as well as Haydn's L'infedelta delusa. She sang Soprano at the historic staged performance of Zelenka's Sub Olea Pacis in the Prague castle, whose recording won a MIDEM prize.

Noémi appears on a number of early music recordings. These include first editions of music by Charpentier, Zelenka, Hasse, Istvanffy, Kraus and Carissimi. Her recent recording of Pergolesi's Marian Vespers with New College Choir and the Academy of Ancient Music under Edward Higginbottom was nominated for both the Gramophone Award and the Classical Grammy Award.

On the latest album featuring Noémi, she sings contemporary music: Stale Kleiberg's Requiem with Michael McCarthy and the Choirs of the Washington Cathedral.