Elizabeth Sillo, a member of the BBC National Chorus of Wales studied singing in the Franz Liszt Conservatoire, in Budapest. After obtaining her musical degree, she joined as a singer the Budapest National Opera and later the Szeged National Opera.
Thanks to the flourishing operatic tradition of Central-Europe, she has performed in several opera houses, including Aida, Nabucco and Tosca in Austria, Italy, France and Germany. As a devotee of the Austro-Hungarian operetta, she has sung in Lehar’s Merry Widow, in Emerich Kalman’s Csardas Queen and Countess Marica. In the UK she has participated in various oratorios with the Royal Academy of Music in London, and with the Keele Bach Choir in the North of England.
As a former member of the City of Manchester Opera, she performed with great success in the Buxton Fringe in 2014. She has been a member of the Saturday Voice Academy in Cardiff and has taken part in their productions.
Over the last 2 years she has sung in several concerts with the Welsh National Opera and the BBC National Chorus of Wales, including the BBC tour in Brittany and the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London.
She is a concert organiser as well. Last summer she organised Master Classes for singers with a French conductor, Vincent Monteil from the Strasbourg Opera and has been the co-organiser of the Welsh – Hungarian concert series. She was the main singer of the Bards of Wales ( Karl Jenkins) project supported by the University of South Wales last year and she has organised four Welsh – Hungarian concerts so far. The first two took place in Cardiff in the URDD Centre ( Wales Millennium Centre) and two other concerts were held in Hungary.
Tamás Egresi is Budapest born classical singer. During his conservatoire years his main subjects were voice and piano. After finishing the conservatoire, he continued his vocal studies for 5 more years with the leadership of a distinguished Hungarian lyric soprano. Later on he moved to Austria where he sang mainly in Salzburg and in Linz and refined his vocal abilities with his mentor, the Austrian lied-specialist and accompanist, Hartmuth Höll. He sang in many Austrian, German and Italian festivals and opera productions.
Moving back to Budapest in 2015, he joined the professional Budapest Honved Male Choir where he was a member and a soloist for six years. Last year he was successfully admitted in the best professional choir of Hungary, a mixed voice choir, the National Chorus of Hungary. He is a regular baritone soloist in Budapest and all over the country.