Bio: Short biography
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
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.
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
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. You can see the full concert on the page of the Spanish Radio and Television: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/los-conciertos-de-la-2/conciertos-2-ix-ciclo-jovenes-musicos/401808/
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, Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, Ploiesti Philharmonic Orchestra, Satu Mare Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra, Targu Mures Philharmonic Orchestra, Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cronica muzicala online (www.cimec.ro) 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 style and form and good communication with the orchestra."
Melos March 2004, Bucharest
Elena Zottoviceanu G.Bizet: Carmen
"The dinamic, vivacious tempos underlined the key moments and the delightful orchestration of the music."
Tribuna April 3th, 2001, Sibiu
Nicolae Scutea - L.v.Beethoven: Symphony no. 7
"A Maestro of musical plans."
Last update: 2014-11-12 19:39:50 +01:00