Facebook, March 13, 2015:My new CD is finally coming and I am so excited! Music is all for me! “Béla Mavrák sings songs from Jeanette Chéro" will be released on April 24, 2015. Retro, swing and cabaret music from the past, modernized and styled for the present time. Listen to samples of all songs and click HERE to pre-order now and listen to the songs.
Winter-sale shopping in Cologne. And this is Bela’s carnival outfit in February 2015.Photos from Bela’s Facebook Page.
Béla on FacebookAugust 6th 2014.Today we recorded a new song, written for a big band and called: ”Music is all for me”. Music is everything. It feeds me and my life.
Béla on FacebookAugust 2nd 2014.Today we recorded a music video in pub Lapidarium in Cologne. It's a video for the song Das Leben ohne Liebe (Life without love is like soup without salt), written by the lady in the green skirt, former cabaret singer Christiane Schartner (stage name Jeanette Chéro). Next to her is German actor Ralf Richter, who plays a part in the clip too! I am so stoked about the project, I hope you'll love it when it's all done.
Bela’s newest CD: October 2010:Un soplo en el Aire (A breeze in the wind).“Music is a human thing, a warm thing, something that touches the heart.” That is the view of the world-famous Hungarian Béla Mavrák, who takes a great personal interest in the most far-flung tribes in the world. This quotation was the result of his visit to a tribe in Papua New Guinea, who received him as their first white visitor and adorned his farewell aria with unusual Aborigine vocals. His voice is heard and loved all over the globe. No lesser a personage than Lord Yehudi Menuhin accompanied the star tenor in 1999 at a concert performance in aid of the German Yehudi Menuhin Fund. It was from him that Mavrák adopted the humility of a great star which has gained him the worldwide affection of his fans, although since 2006 his international stage performances have become a little more ostentatious.
Star violinist André Rieu enlisted Béla Mavrák to join his ensemble and made him known to an audience of millions in all the continents of the world. Now, with “Un Soplo en el Aire” Mavrák has fulfilled a long-held dream in between his world tours with the great violinist Rieu from Maastricht. Whilst visiting Cuba he once again felt that strong urge to get to know the people and the origins of their culture. It was in some ways a melancholy experience, because the Cuba of the past has changed dramatically. His brand-new album expresses this change: grandiose vocals – Buena Vista feeling – passion and emotion!http://www.musicacubana.de/en/bela-mavrak-the-stars-of-buena-vista.html
What is Béla Mavrák doing in Western New Guinea? Is he performing for the people of the Dani tribe in the Baliem Valley? Or does he teach the Papuas to read the Cologne newspaper? Béla shows the Dani tribe chief an article in the Cologne newspaper aboutthe upcoming release of his single “A Better Day”, recorded in New Guinea.Béla is among true friends. Ruud and Ineke were there in 1995 and the Dani’s are wonderful people.
August 2012: Béla Mavrak married Monica in Havana, Cuba.Congratulations Béla and Monica, we wish you lots of happiness.
In 2010 the German TV had broadcast a program about Béla. The video from November 2008 is on our website under Previous items Jan- July 2010 with the titleAt home with Béla Mavrák.Click here or on the picture, to see the video and meet Béla at his home in Cologne, Germany.
A 2007 DOCUMENTARY in Hongarian language, about Béla Mavrak.
Béla’s hobby for extravagant shoes, boots and clothes.
August 2014.Recordings on board of a Donau cruiser for the CD “Hello my dear” (with animation).
This is what André Rieu wrote on his official website about the Platin tenors, at the time that Eric Reddet was part of them. The Platin tenors started with André and the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 2005, with Thomas Greuel from Germany. In 2015 Eric Reddet from France joined them and in 2018 Serge Bosch from Belgium. Gary Bennett and Bela Mavrak were there all the time from the beginning.The Platin TenorsI don't think one could find three gentlemen who can sing so beautifully together as the Platin Tenors, while at the same time differing so much from each other when off the stage. Gary Bennett comes from Australia, or rather the island of Tasmania. Bela Mavrak is Hungarian and Eric Reddet hails from France. All three of them have wonderful voices and all three of them have sung in the world's greatest operas.Gary studied mathematics and physics at the University of Tasmania, but with his stunning voice, a musical career was inevitable. He moved to London to study singing, and while there, he won a grant for the National Opera Studio. He now lives in Germany.And where should I start to tell about Bela? Considering that his aunt was the only doctor in his native village, Bela was expected to succeed her. His father made him study medicine, but eventually his voice proved to be so beautiful that he too became an opera singer. Whenever we are not touring, Bela again travels all over the world, preferably to places that are as far away and as isolated as possible. He even managed to sing an opera somewhere amongst a tribe of (former) cannibals in New Guinea. When on tour, he goes shopping every day and returns with the most extravagant clothing and shoes, which he subsequently presents on the soundcheck, often to the great hilarity of the entire orchestra.Eric discovered his love of music at a very young age, when he started to play the clarinet at six. While once conducting an opera as a professional clarinet player, he knew that that was what he really wanted: to become a singer. He turned his life around and started singing at 26. Since then he has not so much as touched his clarinet, and now he sings the most beautiful music as a tenor all over the world with his beloved colleagues and friends.However much they may differ from each other: when they sing together they create a unique sound, brilliant it is with a warmth that strikes directly to one's heart. The first time that I heard them sing in my studio, I thought: I want to take them along with me on tour! Since 2005, they have formed a permanent part of my concerts and since then we have had so much fun together.