mezzo soprano
Viktória Mester was born in 1977 in Mezőtúr, Hungary and started her singing lessons at the Béla Bartók Music Secondary School in Békéscsaba, also in the class of Mária Toldy. In 1997 she became a member of the Hungarian Radio Choir and in 1998 of the Hungarian National Choir.

She studied at the prestigious Franz Liszt Music Academy of Budapest with Éva Andor (singing) and Balázs Kovalik (theatre). As a student she was regularly singing for the Miskolc Opera Company (Carmen – title role, Niklausse - Les Contes d’Hoffmann). She was a prize-winner at the Belvedere Singing Competition 2009 in Vienna.

In 2006 she had her debut in the Budapest State Opera House in the role of Maddalena (Rigoletto). The roles she sang in Hungary’s leading lyric theatre include Carmen (leading role), Olga (Onegin), Cherubino, Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro) and many others

She has appeared with all important Hungarian symphonic orchestras, including Iván Fischer’s Budapest Festival Orchestra (Ullmann: The Emperor of Atlantis) and Zoltán Kocsis’s Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a regular participant of Ádám Fischer’s Budapest Opera Festival Wagner (Flosshilde, Rossweise). She is also a committed Lied-singer (Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Bartók, Kodály, Mahler, R.Strauss, etc.)