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Veronika Harcsa (Hungary)

//Veronika Harcsa (Hungary)
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This event is supported by Hungarian Embassy Pristina, and it is a part of #HungarianCulturalWeeks in Kosova.

Veronika’s current main project is a duo with guitar player Bálint Gyémánt. Their second duo album is released on Traumton Records in February 2017, followed by tours Europe-wide.
Veronika founded her first jazz band in 2005. Between 2006 and 2011 they released four albums, two of which reached the top of the vocal jazz charts at Tower Records, Japan. Being a uniquely versatile artist, she also featured two albums of the experimental electronic trio Bin-Jip as well as a musical and literary project based on works by the Hungarian avant-garde poet Lajos Kassák.
In 2014 she became permanent artist in residence at the Valley of Arts Festival in Hungary, where she is responsible for the jazz program of the cultic ten days festival.
In 2014-15 Veronika Harcsa ran a monthly concert series in Berlin, inviting guests from the local scene. Musicians such as David Friedman, Julia Hülsmann, Samuel Blaser or David Helbock accepted her invitation.
The duo with Bálint Gyémánt was selected to showcase at the Jazzahead! 2015 European Jazz Meeting.
Veronika Harcsa has recently been involved in classical music projects. She premiered in the leading role of Éléonore in Bohuslav Martinu’s dadaist opera Les Larmes du Couteau at the Martinu Festival in Basel, directed by the Academy Award winner director Jiří Menzel.
Veronika has performed at festivals and clubs in 25 countries worldwide. She is often invited to participate in renowned projects, and has worked together with Erik Truffaz, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Enrico Pieranunzi, Kris Defoort, Nicola Conte, Concerto Budapest and many others. She has affiliations to contemporary dance projects, theatre plays and films.

Albums:
Veronika Harcsa: Speak Low (2005 self release HU and 2007 Nature Bliss, Japan)
Veronika Harcsa: You Don’t Know It’s You (2008 self release HU and Nature Bliss, Japan)
Veronika Harcsa: Red Baggage (2009 self release HU and Nature Bliss, Japan)
Bin-Jip: Enter (2010 LAB6 Records HU and Whereabouts Records, Japan)
Veronika Harcsa: Lámpafény (2011 self release HU and Whereabouts Records, Japan)
Veronika Harcsa – Bálint Gyémánt: Lifelover (2014 Traumton Records)
Bin-Jip: Live at the Planetarium (DVD and Blu-ray, 2014 self release HU)
Bin-Jip: Heavy (2014 LAB6 Records HU and Whereabouts Records, Japan)
Harcsa/Keszég/Márkos/Benkő/Pándi: Kassák (2015 self release HU)
Veronika Harcsa – Bálint Gyémánt: Tell Her (2017 Traumton Records)

Awards:
– Best voice at Budapest Fringe Festival (2007)
– Fonogram Hungarian Music Awards: „Hungarian Jazz Album of the Year” – You Don’t Know It’s You (2009)
– 40th Hungarian Film Week: „Best Original Score” for Lost Times with Albert Márkos (2009)
– Fonogram Hungarian Music Awards: „Alternative album of the Year” – Bin-Jip: Enter (2011)
– BalconyTV video of the month: Bin-Jip – Noway Boy selected by the New York editors (2014).