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Judit Máté was born in Hungary and started the organ at the age of fourteen with Edit Sabján. She recently completed her master’s in organ performance at the Technological University Dublin (formerly DIT), where she was awarded a first class honours degree. She also holds a BA degree in music education and church music which she completed in 2006 in Hungary, where her organ teacher was the Liszt award-winning organist András Virágh. While in Dublin she studied with Simon Harden, Siobhan Kilkelly, Colm Carey (London), Douglas Hollick (Cambridge) and David Adams. Most recently Judit has given organ recitals in France (Léran Music Festival), Hungary (Church of the Calvary, Szombathely; Ják Abbey Church, Ják; Nyári Orgonavarázs Organ Festival, Veszprém), in Dublin’s Unitarian Church and in the Tullamore summer organ series. Since 2010 she has been the organist and musical director of St Jude the Apostle Church in Templeogue, where she is the founder and conductor of the St Jude’s Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir. Their performances have included the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Mass in C by Rheinberger, Missa Brevis in C by Mozart, Harmonia Caelestis by Esterhazy and Gloria by Vivaldi.

Dublin-based Hungarian baritone Gyula Nagy is an alumnus of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Covent Garden (2016-2018). His Royal Opera House roles included Schaunard in La Bohème, Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen, Moralès in Carmen, Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Filotete in Oreste, Konrad Nachtigal in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, as well as Paul in Les enfants terribles for the Royal Ballet. In 2018 he sang the role of Ulysses in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses for Opera Collective Ireland and in 2019 he makes his Komische Oper Berlin debut, appearing as the Gypsy in Mussorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochyntsi, and he covers the role of Sulpice for the Royal Opera production of La fille du Régiment. In previous years, Gyula worked with Welsh National Opera as an Associate Artist, with Scottish Opera and with Irish Youth Opera. On the concert stage, he has performed with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and with many Irish and English choral societies. He trained at the National Opera Studio, London. In Dublin, he was part of Opera Theatre Company’s Young Associate Artists Programme.Gyula studied with Károly Ötvös and Mária Fekete in Hungary and with Philip O’Reilly at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has received support from the Tudás a Jövönkért Foundation, the John McCormack Society, the International Opera Awards, Chris Ball and the Gaiety Bursary.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564

Paul Esterházy (1635-1713)

from Harmonia caelestis:

Dulcis Jesu (no.5)
Ave, ave dulcis (no.43)
Ave maris stella (no.37

Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000)

Early Hungarian dances from the 17th century

1. Intrada

2. Chorea

3. Hungarian Dance

4. Dance of the Prince of Transylvania

5. Dance of Lázár Apor

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Nun danket alle Gott, S.61

Dezső Antalffy-Zsiross (1885-1945)

from Chorale Preludes, op.22:

Jesu meine Freude, no.1

Zoltán Gárdonyi (1906-1986)

from Drei Choralbearbeitungen:

Ein feste Burg

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847)

from the oratorio Paulus, op.36:

Gott sei mir gnädig nach deiner Güte (aria)

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Sonata no. 1 in F major, op.149