While living and studying in Budapest 1992-1995 I built up a repertoire of Hungarian music, much of it contemporary. I was happy to work with several composers – most intensively with Kurtag, but also with Laszlo Tihanyi (in his ensemble Intermodulation, and also on a solo piece he wrote for me). Later I performed some of this repertoire in the UK, within the Sheffield Music in the Round Festival, the Glasgow-based Scottish Voices series, the London Park Lane Group series, and on two occasions with dedicated concerts entitled ‘Pictures of Hungary’. I was pleased to work with Jane Manning and Sarah Leonard on vocal works. BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour featured one of the concerts, which can be heard here.
A lockdown event: a lovingly-selected programme emphasising the beauty in hidden voices and stories of women, taking listeners on a journey from Afghanistan to Sicily with stops in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Greece.