Duo Aurette was established in 2013 by Lucie Rozsnyó (sopran) and Katalin Ertsey (lute and theorbo). The duo is focusig on the interpretation of secular and sacred lute songs from the 16th and 17th century and aims to introduce to the audience a unique repertoire which was once in the past very popular in and around Europe.
As soloists, both Lucie and Katalin regularly collaborate with established baroque ensembles such as Musica Florea, Ensemble Inégal, Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, Hoffmusici, Hipocondria ensemble, Ensemble Fiorello, Cappella Mariana, Ensemble Sporck, Ensemble Societas Incognitorum, as well as have performed in several festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad, such as Haydn International Music Festival, London Handel Festival, Festival of Baroque Art in Český Krumlov, International Festival Musica Sacra in Nitra. Duo Aurette aims to bring the beauty of the baroque and renaissance music closer to general audience.
Lute and Theorbo
Katalin Ertsey was born in Debrecen, Hungary. She studied renaissance lute and theorbo with Jakob Lindberg at the Royal College of Music, London.
Katalin regularly appears as a soloist, accompanist and continuo player in concerts and recitals throughout the UK and mainland Europe. Recent and past engagements have included concerts with ensembles such as Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, Linden Baroque Orchestra, Zadok Baroque, Ensemble Fiorello, Cappella Mariana, Cum decore, appearance at London Handel Festival, the RCM International Opera School, London City Showcase Festival, a lute song recital for the New London Orchestra Young Performers Concert Series, and Michael Chance’s lute song masterclass.
Katalin has collaborated with the Shakespeare’s Globe and appeared on British television’s channel ITV1. She has given solo recitals in venues such as Victoria and Albert Museum, British Library and National Gallery, London.
Katalin regularly performs with the Swedish soprano Eva Karell, with whom she is also the first prizewinner of the RCM Early Music Competition. She is a member and co-founder of Tesoro Antico baroque ensemble with whom she has recently performed at St Lawrence Jewry Music Festival.
Lucie studied opera singing at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno. During her studies she also studied abroad Universitätfür Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniverzität in Linz and attended a course at the ZHdK in Zürich. She won bursaries to attend numerous masterclasses and summer schools abroad with R. Hanssmann, P. Rozario, J. Hassler, C. Pelon, E. Tubb, M. Ch. Kiehr, D. York, E. Tubb and others.
At the Leoš Janáček International Singing Competition, Lucie won 1st prize and also won the award for the best performance of contemporary Czech compositions. She has also won an award at the Internationale Sommerakademie Prag-Wien-Budapest for the best interpretation of works by L. Janáček, and in 2012 she was awarded the 1st prize at the ABA Music Awards.
She has appeared as a guest soloist at the National Theatres in Brno, Prague and Bratislava. She frequently performs on the concert platform in the Czech Republic and abroad, and has performed at numerous music festivals. Alongside baroque music (Ensemble Fiorello, Musica Florea, Ensemble Inégal, Ensemble Damian, Hoffmusici), Lucie also performs 20th and 21st century compositions (ISHA trio).