Jozef Chabroň

Jozef Chabroň, zbormajster

Jozef Chabroň graduated from Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts in 2007 in choral conducting, having studied under Professor Blanka Juhaňáková. In 2006 he was given the opportunity to co-operate with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir as assistant to the Principal Choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Blanka Juhaňáková. Since the 2013/14 season he has been the Choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir (SFZ).

Jozef Chabroň has prepared the SFZ for the performance of a great many vocal and instrumental works, including Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Debussy’s Nocturnes, Haydn’s The Creation, Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Suchoň’s Psalm of the Carpathian Land, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar), Szymanowski’s and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Stravinsky’s Perséphone and Oedipus Rex, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, Britten’s War Requiem and Schönberg’s Gurrelieder. He has conducted the premieres of Krák’s Missa Pro Defunctis, Berger’s Missa Pro Nobis,
Piaček’s Apolloopera, Wirth’s Carmina austriaca and others. Over the course of his tenure at SFZ, Mr Chabroň has collaborated with a number of renowned conductors, including T. Guschlbauer, D. Gatti, L. Zagrosek, P. Schreier, E. Villaume, S. Baudo, N. Balatsch, Th. Lang, F. Haider, L. Svárovský, P. Altrichter, R. Štúr, Ch. Campestrini, S. Bychkov, J. Conlon, R. Weikert and others.

The pinnacle of his career has thus far been the study and preparation of Schoenberg’s Moses and Aaron for the Opera House in Zürich in 2011, with the premiere conducted by the famed conductor Christoph von Dohnányi, and preparation of the SFZ for opera productions of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina and Boris Godunov at the Vienna State Opera. He has conducted SFZ concerts in Hamburg, Bratislava, Žilina and Piešťany.

Last season he cooperated with the Royal Opera House Muscat in the opera production Lohengrin and prepared the SFZ for concerts on the Canary Islands, in the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. In the 2017/2018 season he cooperates with the BBC Proms, Vienna State Opera, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Dortmunder Philharmoniker and the Tonkünstler and Rai Torino orchestras.