Eszter Bíró is a versatile performer who is acknowledged as a singer, film, and musical actress in Hungary. Her most notable achievements include singing as lead vocals for the well-known Budapest Klezmer Band, the female lead role of the Hungarian-Polish movie A Miracle in Cracow, and Christine in the Hungarian premiere of Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Her career started at the age of sixteen, performing the title role of Miss Saigon more than one hundred 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 Magdalene on the tour of Jesus Christ Superstar among many others.
Bíró and her band will be playing at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival as part of the Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival program from June 26-30.