Jozsef Horvath Resume

      General informations:

Born in 1975 in Cluj, Romania, József Horváth started to play the piano and the violin at the age of six. He studied at the Music School from Cluj until 1993, then studied choir conducting at the "Gheorghe Dima" Conservatory in Cluj. He graduated in 1999 and conducted Rossini's Stabat Mater for his recital-exam. Beside choir conducting, he studied orchestra conducting with Petre Sbarcea and was awarded his degree in 2001 and conducted Verdi's Macbeth. Between 1995 and 2000 he studied canto with a private teacher.


"Mr. Horvath participated in my Masterclass in the city of Gotha, in October 2005. Mr. Horvath has good conducting qualities and he can have a successful career as a conductor."
Prof. Ghennady Rozhdestvensky, Gotha, 13.10.05


Between 1994 and 1998 he studied Bach interpretation with Dr. Christfried Brödel (Dresden) in courses organized by the Bach-Academy from Stuttgart in co-operation with the Gh. Dima Conservatory in Cluj.
Between 2004 and 2006 he studied with János Fürst in Szeged, Hungary (Szeged Symphonic Orchestra), George Pehlivanian in Valencia (Valencia Symphonic Orchestra), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha) and Kurt Masur (Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra).

Latest succes:

Spanish debut concert on November 2008, in front of Spanish Radio (RTVE) Symphony Orchestra Madrid, conducting Beethoven's 7th Symphony from memory, transmitted live on Radio Clasica, recorded and transmitted later on TVE 2.

In November 2006 he was named Chief-conductor of the Romanian National Opera from Cluj, Romania.
Since October 1999, he is also conductor of the Hungarian Opera from Cluj, Romania and for two years he was the Chorusmaster of the same institution.

Since 1999 guest conductor at Arad, Bacau, Cluj-Napoca, Satu-Mare, Sibiu, Targu-Mures, Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestras, Bucharest National Opera, Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Chorus Budapest, Spanish Radio (RTVE) Symphony Orchestra Madrid.
In 2003 he conducted a recording of Richard Strauss - Vier letzte lieder with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Press reviews:

"In the 4th Symphony of Tchaikovsky Maestro Horvath showed great precision, knowledge of the style and form and good communication with the orchestra."
- Szabadsag, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, July 4th, 2006

"The dinamic, vivacious tempos underlined the key moments and the delightful orchestration of the music."
- Melos, Bucharest, Romania, March 2004 (Bizet: Carmen)

Opera repertoire:

W.A.Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
G.Donizetti: Don Pasquale
G.Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
G.Rossini: Il Barbiere di Sevilla
G.Verdi: Nabucco
G.Verdi: Macbeth
G.Verdi: Traviata
G.Verdi: Rigoletto
G.Verdi: Il Trovatore
G.Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
G.Verdi: La forza del destino
G.Verdi: Don Carlos
G.Verdi: Aida
G.Verdi: Otello
G.Puccini: Suor Angelica
G.Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
G.Puccini: Tosca
G.Puccini: La Boheme
G.Puccini: Madama Butterfly
G.Puccini: Turandot
G.Bizet: Carmen
P.Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
R.Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci
F.Erkel: Hunyadi László
L.Bernstein: Candide
Gyöngyösi L: A gólyakalifa

Updated:  April 1, 2009

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