In many corners of the world, the name and of course, first of all the voice of Andrea Gerak equals Hungarian folk song. While staying true to her roots, she takes the listener to other lands too, let it be Bulgaria, Turkey, the Solomon Islands or Ireland. Traditional, world fusion or acapella interpretations: the singer with an unmistakable voice (often mentioned as "The Enigmatic Hungarian Female Voice") performs solo, in duos and accompanied by a full band, with some of the greatest musicians of Hungary, as well as with international artists.
Born on Ozd, grew up in Kazincbarcika (both in Northern Hungary, Borsod county), Andrea Gerak had her first stage performance at the age of 5. From a few years later on, she has been a member of several folklore groups, in the Borsod, Avas, Csepel and the legendary Bartok dance ensembles where she was often the soloist as a singer or dancer. You can see her dancing in the Golden Bear awarded movie Music Box by Constantinos Costa-Gavras.
She performed in most of Europe at festivals, clubs, exhibition openings, churches, private, corporate and community events, benefits.
Her singing fits perfectly in soundtracks where haunting, other times soothing female vocals with an ethnic touch needed (think: Lisa Gerrard in Gladiator or Marta Sebestyen in The English Patient, or Enya in Lord of the Ring)
Name: Andrea Gerak
Lives in: Budapest, Hungary
Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Singer and Voice Artist
Unique traits: Languages: Hungarian (mother tongue), English, German, Swedish, French Ethnic singing (especially Eastern-European, Balkans) Hungarian folk dance
Ej Lasko, Lasko
Film (short) by Bob Yothers Singer, Actress
Film by Irena Pavlásková Exhibition Visitor (Uncredited)
Bast Fore (Best Before)
Film by Svensk Filmindustry/Mats Ahren Shop Manager/Actress (Uncredited)
Being Hungarian in the United States
Music by John Hasulyo Singer (Theme song)
Donde la tierra se junta con el cielo
Documentary by Alan Cambridge Singer (Feature song)
Documentary by Brugge Festival/Wouter Vandenabbele Lead Singer
Hungary In Pictures
Film (short) by Marton Toth Singer (Feature Song)
Film by Costa-Gavras Dancer