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Originally a pianist, Ilona was plucked by a legendary singing teacher Vera Rosza during one of her masterclasses. She went on to win the prestigious Wingate Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music. Her career is growing steadily worldwide.
Operatic highlights include Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Jacqueline (Fortunio), Elle (La voix humaine), Mélisande (Pelléase et Mélisande), Gilda (Rigoletto), Magda (La Rondine), Tatyana (Onegin), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Eurydice (Der neue Orpheus), Venus (Judgement of Paris), Mimi (La Bohème), Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Madam Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor). She also covered the roles of Gilda, Olympia, Antonia, Gulietta for English National Opera.
Ilona has appeared with English National Opera, CCB Concert Orchestra, Grange Park Opera, Buxton Opera Festival, English Touring Opera, London Concert Orchestra, Bury Court Opera, Iford Arts Festival and Bampton Classical Opera as well as Festival de Musique de Menton, Trasimeno, Anghiari and Ischia festivals in Italy, Chopin Festival in Mallorca, Wotton House music Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Corbridge Festival, North Norfolk festival, London Song Festival, Jersey international Festival. Ilona appeared in concerts in London at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Westminster Cathedral, St. Johns’ Smith square, St. Martin in the Fields and internationally in Paris, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka.
Ilona’s fruitful collaboration with Southbank Sinfonia and Simon Over, with whom she has performed the Brahms Requiem, Mendelssohn ‘Lobgesang’, Ravel Shéhérazade and the roles of Tatyana and Gilda, led to the creation of this CD. Other symphonic repertoire includes Mahler’s Symphony 2 and 4, Mozart’s C minor Mass, Shostakovich’s Symphony 14, and Dvořák’s Te Deum.