Soós Emese


Soós Emese
Head of Artistic Administration at the Hungarian State Opera

Born in Budapest, she studied music at the Béla Bartók Conservatory and then graduated from the solo voice program at the University of Szeged's Faculty of Music, where her teacher was Valéria Bedrál.

While still a university student, as a scholarship member of the National Theatre of Szeged she took part in several opera productions.

After her musical studies, she attended the Cultural Management Program at the Eötvös Lóránd University. Classical music, the genre of opera as well as cultural management all play an important role in her life.

An important stage of her career as a cultural manager was that she had the opportunity to take part in organizing events such as the Haydn Festival in Fertőd or the Contemporary Music Days in Balatonföldvár. At the Ferenc Liszt Academy, she participated in organizing concerts, among others, for Takács Quartet, András Schiff, Gergely Bogányi, György Kurtág, Márta Kurtág and Dénes Várjon.

For a ten-year period, she was involved in the PR activities of cultural projects: she spent five years at the press department of the Hungarian State Opera and worked for the National Theatre of Miskolc and the Budapest Summer Festival as a PR manager.

Between 2003 and 2012 she was the cultural manager and later the artistic leader of the Budapest Jewish Summer Festival, where she organized not only song recitals and chamber concerts but also opera productions.

From 2013 she is the Head of Artistic Administration at the Hungarian State Opera.