Eszter is a versatile performer who is acknowledged as a singer, film and musical actress in Hungary. Her major success includes the female lead role of the Hungarian – Polish movie A Miracle in Cracow, Christine on the Hungarian premiere of Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera and singing as lead vocalist of the well-known Budapest Klezmer Band. Her career started at the age of 16 with the title role of Miss Saigon performing the lead over a 100 times. That was followed by the female lead role of Dorian Gray performed in London. In 1997 she won the first prize of The Youth Eurovision Festival in Croatia. After graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York she played Mary Magdolene on the tour of Jesus Christ Superstar among many others. Back in Budapest she had the chance to perform with the legendary Al Di Meola.
After gaining 6 years of experience and major success in touring through Europe with traditional klezmer music she stepped out of Budapest Klezmer Band and created her own projects. In 2007 her first world music record called Ezter had been released on which she creates her own musical world in singing Jewish folk songs from different parts of the world in unique, electro-acoustic arrangement in 8 different languages. Her recent record with Eszter Biro Quintet called When will that happen? was released at the end of 2009. Her first solo DVD of her full-house record debut concert performed in Pecs Synagogue in May 2010 on the Day of Peace will be released next spring.
At the age of 33 next to her performing career Eszter owns a music publishing company and is a happy mother of two little children.
Renée McRae is a Poet, Author, Certified Success Coach and Self-Development Trainer.
Founder and CEO of Poetic Motivations, LLC, a personal and professional development training company, Renée McRae delivers programs that focus on self exploration and navigating to a place called SUCCESS! A believer in living life deliberately and dedicated to the field of personal transformation, Renée spends her time in schools and organizations around the country facilitating programs which uniquely fuse the art of writing poetry with self discovery, self understanding and enabling self-determination.
Co-author of “Stepping Stones to Success” alongside Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield and others, Renée contributed “Awaken to the Power Within,” an in-depth chapter expounding on the innate power we each possess to determine our own destinies. Her latest book, co-authored with Les Brown and others, “Mastering the Art of Success,” contains her chapter, “The Key is Self Mastery” and will be available in March, 2013. Renée McRae’s first book, “Truth in Rhyme,” an approved textbook with NYC Dept. of Education, has been used by teachers in their classrooms to encourage, inspire and reinforce self-esteem and life skills through poetry. Her award-winning transformational poetry has been published in several magazines, anthologies, and is available on her CD titled “Truth Be Told!”
Talk show host for the acclaimed “Fade to Black” on QPTV, and featured guest on radio and T.V. shows, alike, Renée McRae is a Certified Success Coach, Infinite Possibilities Trainer, Domestic Violence Prevention Trainer, and Conflict Resolution Trainer.
An aching boredom and uninventive cloud hangs above Suburbia, secretly yearning for someone to break out, to stand alone. A distance from the big city, as well as diversity and expression, such a lack of makes it difficult for one to find creativity, to capture individuality. In the case of Hip Hop meets Jazz meets Soul duo, Black Fantastic, this challenging task represents everything they stand for.
After a chance meeting at a Joliet, Illinois recording studio, these Chicago suburb natives both noticed a unique connection within each other, weaving a creative union from that moment on. Jacque, an eternal lover of the timeless brilliance of jazz, serves as the scratchy-soulful, emotionally driven songstress of the group, while Roman, a former photographer and once upon a time college kid, takes his place as the smoothly relatable lyricist meets experimental producer. As their musical influences soar from Ella Fitzgerald to J Dilla, Black Fantastic is creatively moved by it all.The determination and ambition of Black Fantastic radiates through their work, sending a comforting vibe that they want others to simply, believe. Black Fantastic turn their realities into music, in hopes of connecting with the same stories and struggles we all seem to face. Taking pride in being no one other than who they are while working to stamp their own place in history, they proudly have their eyes set on nothing lower than up.