In the U.S., BoglÃ¡rka has been a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. She has been featured on NPR, and appears frequently as a chamber musician and recitalist. True to her commitment to popularizing central European music in this country, she recently gave the U.S. premiere of Hungarian composer Endre SzervÃ¡nszkyâ€™s flute concerto to rave reviews.
While in Europe, BoglÃ¡rka strives to introduce American works not widely known there. She has been heard in Germany, Croatia, and Hungary, among others. In her native Hungary, she frequently appears in recitals and is regularly featured on Hungarian National Radio. She premiered Grammy-winner Billy Childsâ€™ Sonata for Flute and Piano with pianist Robert Edward Thies in Europe in 2002, and Katherine Hooverâ€™s Kokopeli in Hungary in 2003.
Her eclectic solo debut album Air features the first recording of the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Billy Childs, works by CPE Bach, Toru Takemitsu, Hungarian composers BÃ©la BartÃ³k, IstvÃ¡n SzelÃ©nyi, and Endre SzervÃ¡nszky. BoglÃ¡rka can also be heard on orchestral CDs for the Naxos label, on the Los Angeles Flute Orchestraâ€™s Stroke of Twelve album (on flute, piccolo, and alto flute), and others.
Aside from her performing career, BoglÃ¡rka maintains a commitment to teaching as well. Currently, she is Professor of Flute and Lecturer of Music at Cerritos College, maintains a private studio, and is in demand as a master class teacher, lecturer, and music coach.
In 2003, BoglÃ¡rka gave a recital/demonstration â€œInspiration in 20th Century Hungarian Flute Musicâ€”A Performerâ€™s Guideâ€ at the annual convention of the National Flute Association. Her presentation focused on aesthetic and performance considerations when interpreting chamber and orchestral music from Hungary.
BoglÃ¡rka was born and raised in Hungary where she studied music for 9 years. At age 18, she came to the U.S. where she earned degrees in economics and flute performance. In 2000, she was a Yamaha prize winner at the Julius Baker International Flute Seminar. Her teachers have included James Newton, Julius Baker, Anne Diener Zentner, and Jim Walker.
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1. Billy Childs: Sonata--Allegro
2. Billy Childs: Sonata--Largo
3. Billy Childs: Sonata--Presto
4. Istvan Szelenyi: Sonata in One Movement
5. Bela Bartok: Three Folksongs--Rubato
6. Bela Bartok: Three Folksongs--L'istesso tempo
7. Bela Bartok: Three Folksongs--Poco vivo
8. Toru Takemitsu: Air
9. Endre Szervanszky: Sonatina--Allegro, ma non troppo
10. Endre Szervanszky: Sonatina--Larghetto
11. Endre Szervanszky: Sonatina--Allegro con fuoco
12. CPE Bach: Sonata in G Hamburg--Allegretto
13. CPE Bach: Sonata in G Hamburg--Rondo (Presto)
14. Katherine Hoover: Kokopeli