Jozsef Horvath

Jozsef Horvath


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  NEW VIDEOS !!!   Beethoven: Symphony no. 7, part 3   Verdi: Messa da Requiem - Dies Irae   Massenet: Werther – Pourquoi me reveiller and duet   Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila - duet   Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila – Finale   Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo   Wagner: Tannhauser – finale to act 3   Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore - duet   Short biography (June, 2016) Recommendation: “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   Studies: 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.   Masterclasses: 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 - Szeged, Hungary - Szeged Symphonic Orchestra; George Pehlivanian – Valencia, Spain - Valencia Symphonic Orchestra; Gennady Rozhdestvensky – Gotha, Germany - Thüringen Philharmonic; Kurt Masur – Wroclaw, Poland - Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra   Conducting experience: In November 2006 he was named 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 theatre. Now his opera repertoire contains more than 40 titles.   On November 2008 he made his Spanish debut concert, 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.   His professional evolution was influenced by attending rehearsals and concerts of the following Maestros: Claudio Abbado, Rudolf Barshai, Sir Colin Davis, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Valery Gergiev, Philipe Herreweghe, Leonard Slatkin, Pinchas Steinberg, Jesús López-Cobos, Miguel Angel Gomez Martinez and George Pretre. As guest conductor he conducted the following orchestras: Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra Madrid, Hungarian Radio Chorus Budapest, Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Bucharest National Opera, Iasi National Opera, Timisoara National Opera, Craiova Romanian Opera, Arad Philharmonic Orchestra, Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra, Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra, Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra, Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, Pitesti Philharmonic Orchestra, Ploiesti Philharmonic Orchestra, Satu Mare Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra, Targu Mures Philharmonic Orchestra, Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra.   Management experience: Horvath was the initiator and the Artistic Director of the International Liszt 200 Festival, organized at the Hungarian Opera from Cluj on October 2011. Between the most important guests of the Festival are: The Hungarian Radio Choir from Budapest, The Romanian Radio Choir from Bucharest, The Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra from Budapest, Laszlo Fassang organist, Freddy Kempf, Imre Rohmann, Daniel Goiti and Boldizsar Csiky pianists. Among the concerts, recitals and musicologist symposium, on the birthday of Liszt a memorial plaque was reveiled on the Redute building, where the great pianist had his concerts in 1846 and 1879.   Award: Lya Hubic Trophy, 2009   Press reviews: The Liszt Society Newsletter, No. 105, December 2011, also in Cronica muzicala online ( – October 29th, 2011 Costin Popa – Liszt 200 Festival in Cluj-Napoca “The conductor Jozsef Horvath directed în a professional manner the Hungarian Opera Orchestra wich made an admirably compact sound. He was efficient and precise în his gestures and the result was a perfect marriage of the narrative and the subtleties of musical expression.“   Cronica muzicala online ( – October 13th, 2009 Elena Şorban – G.Verdi: La forza del destino “The conductor Jozsef Horvath had a great contribution not only to the formation of the orchestral sound but also to the vocal sonority... intonational accuracy in all compartments, clarity of the formal constructions, discourse fluency, noble expressiveness, without excessive sentimentalism. His clear and efficient gestures reflects a musical thinking, as well. “   Szabadság – July 4th, 2006, Cluj-Napoca Kulcsár Gabriella – P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 “Maestro Horvath showed great precision, knowledge of the
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