József Horváth





Curriculum vitae






“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





Year of birth: 1975

E-mail: johorvath@yahoo.com

Website: www.horvath.ro

Mobil: + 40 - 744477739

Languages: hungarian, romanian, english, spanish




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.



1994 -1998



2004 - 2006



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 PehlivanianValencia, Spain - Valencia Symphonic Orchestra

Gennady RozhdestvenskyGotha, Germany - Thüringen Philharmonic

Kurt Masur Wroclaw, Poland - Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra




permanent positions:





spanish debut:






guest performances:

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.




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.




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






Opera, operetta,

musical and ballet



(in order of debuts)


2000 January

F.Erkel: Hunyadi László

2000 March

Huszka J.: Baroness Lili

2000 June

F.Schubert: Das Dreimäderlhaus

2000 November

G.Verdi: Nabucco

2001 May

G.Verdi: Macbeth

2002 February

G.Bizet: Carmen

2002 May

G.Rossini: Il Barbiere di Sevilla

2003 April

P.Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

2003 May

G.Puccini: Suor Angelica

2003 May

G.Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

2003 June

W.A.Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

2003 November

G.Donizetti: Don Pasquale

2004 January

S.Prokofiev: Cinderella

2004 April

R.Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci

2004 November

G.Verdi: Rigoletto

2005 March

G.Puccini: Tosca

2006 June

G.Puccini: La Boheme

2007 January

F.Lehar: Die lustige Witwe

2007 February

G.Verdi: Don Carlos

2007 May

G.Verdi: La Traviata

2007 May

L.Bernstein: Candide

2007 May

G.Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

2007 December

G.Verdi: Il Trovatore

2008 March

L.Gyöngyösi: A gólyakalifa

2008 April

G.Verdi: Otello

2008 October

G.Puccini: Turandot

2009 February

G.Puccini: Madama Butterfly

2009 March

G.Verdi: La forza del destino

2009 May

G.Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

2009 October

G.Verdi: Aida

2010 January

G.Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

2010 November

W.A.Mozart: Don Giovanni

2012 May

G.Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore

2012 June

Fr.Loewe: My Fair Lady

2012 December

Z.Kodály: Spinnstube

2012 December

P.I.Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

2013 March

F.Barbu: Ana Lugojana

2013 Novembre

R.Wagner: Die Fliegende Hollander

2014 January

R.Wagner: Tannhauser










Vocal-symphonic repertoire:


conducted works


J.S.Bach: Magnificat

J.S.Bach: Christmas Oratorium

J.Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

W.A.Mozart – R.Levine: Requiem

Kodály Z.: Psalmus Hungaricus

Kodály Z.: Budavári Te Deum

F.Liszt: Die Legende von der Heiligen Elisabeth

M.Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death

G.Puccini: Messa di Gloria

G.Rossini: Stabat Mater

G.Verdi: Messa da Requiem

A.Vivaldi: Gloria




some conducted works



B.Bartók: Romanian Dances

L.v.Beethoven: Egmont

L.v.Beethoven: Symphony no. 3

L.v.Beethoven: Symphony no. 7

H.Berlioz: Le Carnaval Romain

G.Bizet: L’Arlesiana

J.Brahms: Symphony no. 3

T.Brediceanu: Four Romanian Dances

A.Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 and Op. 72

A.Dvorak: Symphony no. 9

A.Dvorak: Symphonic Variations Op 78

A.Glazunov: Symphony no. 5

E.Grieg: Symphonic Dances Op 64

J.Haydn: Symphony no. 48

J.Haydn: Symphony no. 100

J.Haydn: Symphony no. 104

J.M.Kraus: Sinfonia in C “Violin obligato” VB 137

A.Lyadov: Kikimora

F.Liszt: Les Preludes

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Die Schöne Melusine

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Symphony no. 4

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Symphony no. 5

W.A.Mozart: Symphony no. 35

W.A.Mozart: Symphony no. 40

F.Schubert: Rosamunde

F.Schubert: Symphony no. 5

F.Schubert: Symphony no. 7 (Unfinished)

R.Schumann: Symphony no. 4

J.Sibelius: Finlandia

J.Sibelius: Symphony no. 2

P.I.Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 1

P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4

P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5






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 ZottoviceanuG.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.”























Concert with the Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Madrid, 2008








Concert with the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Bucharest, 2011








Verdi’s Otello at the Romanian National Opera Cluj, 2008







Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Hungarian Opera Cluj, 2004










© József Horváth, 2014 March