I am very proud to be a member of the Hungarian National Choir, with the opportunity it affords me to make music with so many wonderful singers and other musicians day after day. Although I've only been singing bass in the choir for a bit over a year, this short period has been full of crucial musical experiences. As a great admirer of early music and works from the 20th century, it has been a whole new world for me singing the masterpieces of the Romantic literature. In our work, my colleagues and I strive to live up to our choir's prestigious reputation.
Zsombor Cserményi was born in Ajka in 1993 and started to both sing in a choir and study cello as a young child. In high school, he won acclaim across the country both for his poetry recitations and his work as a student actor, winning the Kazinczy Commemorative Medal in 2011. In 2013, the National Doctoral Council of Pécs named him its best male actor in a principal role and also awarded him a special prize. After graduating from Ajka's Bródy Imre High School and School of Music, he went on to study at Eötvös Loránd University's Savaria Campus in Szombathely, earning master's degrees in English language and culture and music and voice pedagogy in 2019. There, his voice teachers were Katalin Pitti and Anikó Falusi. In addition to singing with the university's Berzsenyi Dániel Mixed Choir during his student years, he could also be found among the ranks of Veszprém's Orlando Ensemble and the Budapest-based ensemble Pannon Voices. In 2016, he won a special prize at the Székely Mihály Singing Festival in Jászberény. He joined the Hungarian National Choir's bass section in February of 2019, with Borbála Tóth-Kiss serving as his vocal coach. Also in 2019, he took centre stage at his own concert at the Veszprém Early Music Days festival, performing two of Bach's solo cantatas. The summer of that year saw him make his début with the ensemble Neked8 as well, singing as a baritone. Along with all of his other work, he also occasionally accepts engagements to perform as a soloist.