Prof. Gabor Horvath
Academic degree, university position: associate professor
1998: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Secondary School Singing Teacher and Choral Conducting studies; teachers: József Maklári, Judit Hartyányi
2002: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Conducting Department – diploma with distinction; teachers: Ervin Lukács, Tamás Gál
Master classes by Yuri Simonov and Rudolf Barshai
1998-2002: Lajos Bárdos Primary and Secondary School – singing and music teacher
Since 2000: professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music –
Conducting Technique and Choir Conducting as Main Subjects, Orchestral Conducting (Oratorio)
Since 2002: King St. Stephen Secondary School of Music – choral conducting, chamber music, symphony orchestra
Major concerts, orchestral membership:
Hungarian Radio Children’s Choir
Hungarian State Opera Children’s Choir
1989-2004: violinist in the King St. Stephen Symphony Orchestra
1993-2001: leader of the Tücsök Orchestra of the King St. Stephen School of Music
Since 2001: leader of the King St. Stephen Symphony Orchestra
Since 2010: artistic director and chief conductor of the Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra
Assistant conductor of the Zugló Philharmonic – King St. Stephen Symphony Orchestra
He has been invited to conduct the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Győr Philharmonics, the Szeged, Szatmárnémeti, the Nagyszeben, the Nagyvárad, the Miskolc, the Eger, the Gödöllő, the Danubia and the Kassa Symphony Orchestra, the Bohuslava Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra in Zlín, the Hungarian Radio and the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, the Duna Symphony Orchestra, the Solti Chamber Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra,the Hungarian Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Strings, the Székelyföld Philharmonics, the Csík Chamber Orchestra and the King St Stephen Symphony Orchestra.
In 2004, at the request of Yuri Simonov, the Hungarian State Opera invited him to be the musical assistant of Wagner’s opera Lohengrin.
He is a director of the annually organized summer music camp in Tihany. Since spring 2008, each year he has conducted an opera production at the Saint Stephen Music House in Zugló (Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville, Don Pasquale, The Elixir of Love, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Pergolesi: The Servant as Mistress, Donizetti: The Night Bell, Viva la mamma!, Ránki: the Emperor’s New Clothes). In December 2012 he conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Palace of Arts instead of Zoltán Kocsis who got ill. He has held choral conducting courses for Erasmus students in Uppsala, Sweden and in Csíkszereda, and he was guest teacher at the master class of Ilona Meskó.
Since October 2012 he has been the Chairman of the Orchestra Committee of the Association of Hungarian Choirs, Orchestras and Folk Ensembles (KÓTA)
Since 2014 he is the secretary of the Hungarian Regional Symphony Orchestra Society
Awards and honors:
2000: Ede Donáth Scholarship
He won 2nd prize and the audience award at the 10th International János Ferencsik Conductors’ Competition organized by the Hungarian Television.
2017: Man of the Year, Zugló
2018: Prize for the Culture in Gödöllő