Comfortable Classical

'The Contemporary Classical's younger sister, under the umbrella of 'Fragments' is a collaboration of classically trained musicians based in South East Queensland.  Under the direction of Judit Molnar, the Comfortable Classical aims to present intimate chamber music recitals showcasing well-known and popular classical works. Performances combine soprano, violin, cello, piano, harp, and even double bass performing beautiful music by the most celebrated composers such as Beethoven, Strauss, Lehar, Puccini, Bizet, Verdi....and the list goes on!

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JUDIT MOLNAR
 

Judit was born in Miskolc, Hungary and graduated from the world famous Liszt Academy of Music in 2008. She performs at solo and chamber concerts, festivals, oratories and operas in Hungary and across Europe- Italy, Austria, Germany, Czech, Poland, Slovakia and UK- as well as in her adopted country Australia. During her time of study, she won several prizes for her singing, she made her operatic debut in the role of Adina in L'elisir d'amore. Judit sang the role of Musetta (La Boheme), Lola (Cavallerie rusticana), Fáni ( Az igazmondó juhász), Spirit and First Witch (Dido and Aeneas), and Serpina (La serva padrona). On the concert stage Judit has performed as soloist with the North-Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Interoperett, Lehar Festival Bad Ischl, Queensland Pop's Orchestra, Vienna Pop's Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in diverse repertoire ranging from Handel's oratorios to spectacular New Year's Eve Galas. In addition to her onstage roles, Judit has recorded two albums, a Christmas special O holy night and My beautiful homeland featuring popular Hungarian songs and arias by Kodály, Erkel, Lehár and Strauss. She is also an active chamber musician: in addition of being a founding member of the 'Arioso Chamber Ensemble' she is the soprano soloist of the 'Artico Ensemble' and the artistic director of “Fragments”. Based in Brisbane, since 2012. Judit was granted a most prestigious Distinguished Talent Visa by the Australian Government as an internationally recognised artist with exceptional and outstanding contributions to the arts. Aside from her singing engagements Judit has taught at the Miskolc University Bartók Béla Music Institute as a Lecture of Voice whilst living in Hungary. Judit is currently enrolled in doctoral studies at Griffith University focusing on the vocal chamber music of György Kurtág.

Violin Trio
GUEST ARTISTS

Frank Fodor - violin/viola

György Déri - cello

Nathan Smith - cello

Janet Brewer - piano

Tijana Kozarcic - harp