Etelka Csavlek

I had a high-school graduation in the Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts. In 1970 I got a diploma in the College of Arts and Craft as a scholar of Arpad Csekovszky. I started to work in my own workroom. I got private coaching to learn singing from Anna Pauk and Dr. Jenő Sípos. In 1982 I became a soloist of the Hungarian Opera House. In 1985 in Paris I sang Violette in Traviata, directed by Franco Zefirelli. In 1987 I was Pamina in the Magic Flute in San Franciso and in 1988 in the same place I sang Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte. In 1991 in Mozart C-minor Mass and also in 2000 in Mass of Esztergom, composed by Ferenc Liszt I was the soprano soloist in the Vatican, in the Residence of John Paul the 2 nd . I have regularly acted in concert halls in Hungary and also abroad e.g.: Gratz, Kairo, London, Rome, Firenze, Paris, Frankfurt, St. Gallen etc.

In 1991 The Hungarian Television made a portrait film about me where Róbert Wegenast carried out the scene-plots. I had fantastic roles in the Musical Theatre of the Hungarian Television. In the Tales of Hoffmann I was Giulietta, in Fidelio I sang the title-role, both operas were directed by Miklós Szinetár.

As an appreciation in 1987 I got Ferenc Liszt Award, in 1990 Mihály Székely Award and later in 1997 I was honoured with the Award of Merited Artist of the Hungarian People's Republic.

I regularly have individual and grouped exhibitions in Hungary and also abroad. My diploma work was inspired by the „Songs of little fellows” composed by Zoltán Kodály, it is set out in the Nursery School in Ödön Bogdánfy Street, Budapest. My relief, titled „Saint Lucas cures the patients” can be seen on the front of the house in 5th Csobánc Street in Tapolca.

I am a member of the Association of Hungarian Ceramists, the Association of Arts and Craft and the Association of Hungarian Musical Art.