Born in 1948 in Budapest, after living as a refugee in Belgium and then Ethiopia, Eörs Kisfaludy lives in Switzerland since 1961. In 1963 he enrolled at the music academy and the Romande School of Dramatic Art in Lausanne, soon developing a career as an actor in theatre, radio and television. From 1968 to 1970, he taught dramatic art at the academy of Kinshasa (Congo).
In 1970, after his Le Jeu des Vivants was presented at the World Theatre Festival of Nancy, Eörs Kisfaludy focused on theatre stage acting in Switzerland, France and Belgium. From 1985 to 1990, he was also a radio presenter for a music programme on Radio Suisse Romande.
In recent years his focus has shifted towards narrating, taking part in many concerts throughout Europe and the United States. Eörs Kisfaludy worked with such conductors as Hartmut Haenchen, Daniel Harding, Pierre Boulez and James Levine, his repertoire including Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bucher, Debussy’s Le Martyre de saint Sébastien, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and most frequently Bartók’s Blue Beard’s Castle. He has appeared in speaking roles or as an actor on several CDs, including a recording of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, with Grieg’s music as performed by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, which received the Diapason D’Or award in 2005.
As an author and a librettist, Eörs Kisfaludy regularly collaborates with Swiss composer Thierry Besançon.
Eörs Kisfaludy makes his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.