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Biography

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 Glynn. Her repertoire is wide-ranging, from Renaissance songs through European Baroque to contemporary music.

She has performed in many of Europe's concert halls. Her concert engagements take her to many of Europe's festivals and include appearances in Iceland, Norway and Israel. She has had a successful co-operation with the Slovakian early music group Solamente Naturali, performing together in numerous countries. More recent is Noémi's cooperation with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, it includes works by Britten, Dvorak and Mahler.

Her roles include Handel's Ezio, Xerxes and Messiah and Bach's St Matthew Passion at the Concertgebouw, as well as Haydn's L'infedelta delusa, Mozart's c-minor Mass, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Monteverdi's Orfeo. 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.

Noémi's repertoire also extends to contemporary music. She recorded Ståle Kleiberg's Requiem with the orchestra of the Washington National Cathedral, and appeared in the Hungarian premiere of Victor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis, with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Ivan Fischer. Interestingly, Noémi's voice is featured in the international award-winning movie Tejút (Milky Way) from Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf.

On the latest album featuring Noémi, she sings Vivaldi's Gloria with the Nidaros Cathedral's Girls' Choir and the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Edward Higginbottom.